Some time ago, I wrote a blog post giving instructions for adding a row of image links to a WordPress website. The methods I described should still work, but now that the new WordPress block editor (a.k.a. “Gutenberg”) has been released, I would expect it to be easier to carry out this task without using the plugins I had looked at before.
I thought I’d write a new post to give an update in the light of the changes, and this accidentally turned into a mini review of some third party blocks plugins.
WARNING: Sticking with the standard WordPress Columns block (as described in the next section) should be fine, but it’s been brought to my attention that, until a fix is found, it’s risky to use third party container or layout blocks as if you disable the plugin, the contents of the block could be lost. Note that I’m not talking about individual blocks here, such as advanced image blocks. This problem is related to row / column / container / layout blocks which contain other blocks within them.