Presto chango!: the magic of block transforms

WordPress block transforms provide content editors with an easy way to migrate content from one block to another. The core editor already includes many transforms from one core block to another. Turn a paragraph block into a heading. Turn an image block into a cover.

But, did you know that you can up your post editor game by writing your own transforms? Turn a core block into your own custom block. Give your content editors the ability to easily switch between two blocks. Create custom shortcuts that will automatically populate a custom block.

In this developer-focused session, attendees will:

  • Understand the benefits and use cases of different kinds of block transforms.
  • Learn how to create a block transform to turn one block into another.
  • Learn how to use string manipulation to handle more complex block transform cases.
  • Learn how to create keyboard shortcuts for the editor that will auto-populate a content block.


Joni Halabi — Georgetown University

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