With the arrival of the new WordPress editor (also known as Gutenberg), we have released a free plugin that adds a Downloads block to any post or page.
Easy Digital Downloads Blocks allows you to add a block that displays a grid of your downloads on your site, similar to the [downloads] shortcode already provided with Easy Digital Downloads. This block provides a visual representation of your downloads in the editor, showing you a real-time preview as you configure the various settings. A grid of Download Categories or Download Tags can also be shown instead of your products, or in addition to your products.
Display a grid of downloads
After installing and activating the EDD Blocks plugin, you can add the block to an existing page, or create a new page where you will display your products. There are three easy ways to add a Downloads block to your post or page:
1) Click the Add block icon in the menu above the editor area, and search for downloads. Click the Downloads icon and text to add the block.
2) Click the Add block icon in the editor area, and search for downloads. Click the Downloads icon and text to add the block.
3) Hover over the editor area until you see an Add block icon, then click into the editor area and start typing /downloads. Click the Downloads icon and text to add the block.
After adding a block, you can configure the settings and select which information and elements you’d like to show in your downloads grid. Choose to show the price, a Buy Button, a thumbnail, or more content. You can also select how many downloads should appear on a page and enable pagination, as well as order your downloads.
Display download categories and tags
If you’d prefer to display your downloads by category or tags, you can choose this from the Display drop-down menu. You can then configure which download details you wish to show, and how you’d like your products to be ordered.
The new WordPress editor also provides a shortcode block, so we’ve added a [download_categories] and [download_tags] shortcode to which you can add parameters for more granular control of your displayed products.
To use EDD Blocks, you’ll need Easy Digital Downloads and WordPress 5.0 or later. If you haven’t updated to WordPress 5.0 yet, you’ll need the latest version of the Gutenberg plugin.
Easy Digital Downloads Blocks is available now! View the full list of features, view shortcode parameters, and download the plugin from WordPress.org. Alternatively, you can install the plugin directly from your WordPress admin via the Plugins page.