helick/blocks

The Helick blocks

v1.2.3 2019-11-26 20:53 UTC

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Last update: 2021-01-27 00:03:13 UTC


README

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The package assists you in easily creating Gutenberg blocks with Carbon Fields.

Requirements

Make sure all dependencies have been installed before moving on:

Install

Install via Composer:

$ composer require helick/blocks

Usage

Within your theme declare your block, attach its fields, and provide data for your template:

use Carbon_Fields\Field;
use Helick\Blocks\Block;
use WP_Query;

final class ExampleBlock extends Block
{
    /**
     * The block's display name.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $name = 'Example';

    /**
     * The block's description.
     *
     * @var string
     */
    protected $description = 'This is an example block';

    /**
     * The block's template.
     *
     * @var string|string[]
     */
    protected $template = 'partials/blocks/example.php';

    /**
     * Fields to be attached to the block.
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function fields(): array
    {
        return [
            Field::make('text', 'heading', 'Heading'),
            Field::make('image', 'image', 'Image'),
            Field::make('rich_text', 'content', 'Content'),
            Field::make('association', 'associations', 'Associations')
                 ->set_types([
                     [
                         'type'      => 'post',
                         'post_type' => 'post',
                     ]
                 ])
        ];
    }

    /**
     * Data to be passed to the rendered block.
     *
     * @param array $fields
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function with(array $fields): array
    {
        return [
            'associations' => $this->queryAssociations($fields['associations'])
        ];
    }

    /**
     * Query the associations.
     *
     * @param array $associations
     *
     * @return WP_Query
     */
    private function queryAssociations(array $associations): WP_Query
    {
        $associationIds = array_column($associations, 'id');
        $associationIds = array_map('intval', $associationIds);

        return new WP_Query([
            'no_found_rows' => true,
            'post__in'      => $associationIds,
            'orderby'       => 'post__in',
        ]);
    }
}

Create your block template:

<div class="block">
    <div class="block__heading">
        <h1><?= esc_html($fields['heading']) ?></h1>
    </div>
    <div class="block__image">
        <?= wp_get_attachment_image($fields['image'], 'full') ?>
    </div>
    <div class="block__content">
        <?= apply_filters('the_content', $fields['content']) ?>
    </div>
    <?php if ($associations->have_posts()) : ?>
        <div class="block__associations">
            <ul class="block__associations-list">
                <?php while ($associations->have_posts()) : $associations->the_post(); ?>
                    <li class="block__associations-item">
                        <a class="block__associations-link" href="<?= esc_url(get_the_permalink()) ?>">
                            <?= esc_html(get_the_title()) ?>
                        </a>
                    </li>
                <?php endwhile; ?>
            </ul>
        </div>
        <?php wp_reset_postdata(); ?>
    <?php endif; ?>
</div>

Finally, register your block in theme's functions.php:

ExampleBlock::boot();

Caching

The easiest and probably the best method is to cache the complete HTML output, and PHP's output buffering functions will help us implement that without moving too much code around:

use Carbon_Fields\Field;
use Helick\Blocks\Block;
use Exception;

final class ExampleBlock extends Block
{
    // Your block declaration goes in here ...

    /**
     * Render the block.
     *
     * @param array $fields
     * @param array $attributes
     * @param array $blocks
     *
     * @return void
     *
     * @throws Exception
     */
    public function render(array $fields, array $attributes, array $blocks): void
    {
        // Compose the render arguments
        $args = compact('fields', 'attributes', 'blocks');

        // Generate cache key based on the given arguments
        $cacheKey   = sprintf('example_block_%s', hash('md5', wp_json_encode($args)));
        $cacheGroup = 'blocks';

        // Check whether we have the block's cached output
        $output = wp_cache_get($cacheKey, $cacheGroup);

        // If nothing is found, catch the block render output
        if (false === $output) {
            ob_start();

            try {
                parent::render($fields, $attributes, $blocks);
            } catch (Exception $e) {
                // In case something goes wrong we clear the output buffer
                ob_end_clean();

                // Re-throw an exception so we don't cache the actual error output
                throw $e;
            }

            $output = ob_get_clean();

            // Cache the block's output for 5 minutes (300 secs)
            wp_cache_set($cacheKey, $output, $cacheGroup, 5 * MINUTE_IN_SECONDS);
        }

        echo $output;
        echo "<!-- Cache Key: {$cacheKey} -->";
    }
}

With this way we're only storing the actual output in our cache, no posts, no metadata, no terms. Just the HTML.

You can also inspect your cache by using WP CLI:

# Get the block's output from the object cache
$ wp cache get example_block_098f6bcd4621d373cade4e832627b4f6 blocks
...your block's output...

# Remove the block's output from the object cache
$ wp cache delete example_block_098f6bcd4621d373cade4e832627b4f6 blocks
Success: Object deleted.

Contributing

Please see CONTRIBUTING and CODE_OF_CONDUCT for details.

Security

If you discover any security related issues, please email evgenii@helick.io instead of using the issue tracker.

Credits

License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.