Meta Field Block

Description

The plugin allows developers/users to display a meta field as a block on the frontend, supporting ACF fields. It can be nested inside a parent block that has ‘postId’, ‘postType’ context such as ‘Query Block’ or stand-alone.

If this plugin is useful for you, please do a quick review and rate it on WordPress.org to help it spread to more people. I would very much appreciate it.

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The plugin is developed using @wordpress/create-block.

Screenshots

  • Block's settings

Blocks

This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Meta Field Block Display a meta field as a block on frontend, supporting ACF fields.

Installation

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/meta-field-block directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress

FAQ

Who needs this plugin?

This plugin is created for developers, but end users can also use it.

Does it support inputting and saving meta value?

No, It does not. It only displays meta fields as blocks.

Does it support all types of meta fields?

Only simple types such as string, integer, or number can be used directly. Other complex types such as object, array need to be converted to HTML markup strings.

Does it support all types of ACF fields?

All basic field types that can be retrieved value by the get_field or the_field functions. Some complex field types like image, link, page_link, post_object, relationship, and taxonomy are also supported.

Does it include some style for the meta field?

The block does not provide any CSS style for the meta field value. But it does provide a basic display inline style from the settings.

Does it support other meta field frameworks?

Yes, it does as long as those meta fields can be accessed value via REST API.

Reviews

15 Սեպտեմբերի, 2022
This plugin is excellent. It solves a single problem and does it well. Now I can add fields created with Advanced Custom Fields to query loop blocks! This is going to save my clients so much backend development time.
6 Սեպտեմբերի, 2022
Does just the simple job I needed: outputs custom postmeta in a block. And even enables to change the tag under Advanced settings.
20 Օգոստոսի, 2022
Tried this plugin to see if an option for adding custom fields (from ACF) to a Query Loop Block, since their shortcode still does not work properly in that usage. It seems to work OK. The options & formatting are pretty basic, but functional. You can add custom text before or after the field value, and it is wrapped in a separate DIV. So you should have enough formatting to style as needed.
4 Հուլիսի, 2022
This plugin was recommended in a meta box forum, it works amazingly well. It does one thing and does it well. I understand it's still in the early stages, but I hope in the future there is support for some core blocks like heading & paragraph so we can add dynamic texts inline. Another thing I am hoping to see in future us ability to format output.
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Contributors & Developers

“Meta Field Block” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.0.9

Release Date — 15 Sep 2022

  • FIX — Change the textdomain to the plugin slug

1.0.8

Release Date — 10 Sep 2022

  • FIX — Wrong handle for wp_set_script_translations. Thanks to Loïc Antignac (@webaxones)

1.0.7

Release Date — 07 Sep 2022

  • FIX — Add a null check for meta fields value before accessing it’s property

1.0.6

Release Date — 25 Jun 2022

  • DEV — Add an option to show the block’s outline on the Editor

1.0.5

Release Date — 21 Jun 2022

  • DEV — Display the placeholder text on the template context

1.0.4

Release Date — 02 May 2022

  • DEV — Support displaying some field types for ACF such as image, link, page_link, post_object, relationship, taxonomy

1.0.3

Release Date — 30 April 2022

  • DEV — Add supports for borders, and full typography options

1.0.2

Release Date — 28 April 2022

  • DEV — Add the title to block registration in JS
  • REFACTOR source code

1.0.1

Release Date — 23 March 2022

  • FIX — The block does not work in the site editor.

1.0.0

Release Date — 22 February 2022