This repository contains the WordPress plugin that provides the blocks to be used with Shortcake UI plugin.

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v0.4.7 2021-04-08 09:52 UTC


This WordPress plugin provides blocks to be used with Shortcake UI plugin. This plugin is developed by Greenpeace Netherlands to be used in the Planet4 engagement platform.

Currently this plugin adds the following new shortcodes:

  1. Donation form
  2. Petition form
  3. No-index (to discourage search engines from indexing)
  4. Liveblog

Coming in the near-future (available on dev-branch)

  1. Quote block with image
  2. Statistics block in 3 columns
  3. New hero image header

In the backlog are among others:

  • Information request form
  • interactive maps

How to develop a new block you ask?

  1. Create a new controller class that extends Controller inside directory classes/controller/blocks. The class name should follow naming convention: GPEA_Blockname_Controller and its file name should be class-blockname-controller.php.

  2. Implement its parent's class two abstract methods:

  • In method prepare_fields() you need to define the blocks fields
  • In method prepare_template() you need to prepare them for rendering.
  1. Create the template file that will be used to render your block inside directory includes/blocks. If the name of the file is gpea_blockname.twig then you need to set the BLOCK_NAME constant as gpea_'blockname'

  2. Add your new class name to the array that the P4BLBKS\Loader function takes as an argument in planet4-gpea-blocks.php.

  3. Finally, before committing do composer update --no-dev && composer dump-autoload --optimize in order to add your new class to composer's autoload.

And how do i build new assets?

Asset sources are located in:


  1. /js/src/
  2. /css/scss/

Gulp builds the buildfiles into the parent directories of the sourcesfiles (so /js/ and /css/). Maps are placed in /maps/...

Using your favorite package manager install the required packages from package.json and simply run gulp watch or gulp.

Known issues

Currently Firefox does not read the maps correctly. Chrome/Chromium does.