Gutenburg reusable blocks

We used to build our sites with a CPT called panels, where would add reusable content for a site. With Gutenberg we don’t need to do this anymore as it comes with reusable blocks built in.

Getting to, and managing reusable blocks seems a little hidden at the moment, so we use the script below to add this to the navigation in the WordPress admin.

function gomo_blocks_to_admin($args, $post_type){
	if ( 'wp_block' !== $post_type ) {
		return $args;
    if ($post_type == 'wp_block'){      
	     $block_args = array(
			'public'				=> true,
			'show_ui'				=> true,
			'exclude_from_search'	=> true,
			'query_var'				=> true,
			'show_in_rest'			=> true,
			'publicly_queryable'	=> true,
	return array_merge( $args, $block_args );
add_filter('register_post_type_args', 'gomo_blocks_to_admin', 10, 2);

function add_reusable_blocks_admin_menu() {
    add_menu_page( 'Reusable Blocks', 'Reusable Blocks', 'edit_posts', 'edit.php?post_type=wp_block', '', 'dashicons-editor-table', 22 );
add_action( 'admin_menu', 'add_reusable_blocks_admin_menu' );


Doing this with large blocks of content means the page will not show in the search results, unless we use the Relevanssi plugin.

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