Advanced Block Controls (ABC)


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Are you frustrated with the limited design options that Gutenberg provides?

Do you use some third-party block that lacks many customization options that you really need?

Advanced Block Controls (ABC) is an innovative Gutenberg plugin that finally resolves these issues. ABC brings advanced controls and customization settings to core and custom blocks, similar to those found in modern page builders.

ABC Key Features

ABC features many advanced controls, including:

👉 Advanced Typography
👉 Advanced Background
👉 Advanced Spacing
👉 Advanced Borders
👉 Advanced Shadow
👉 Device Visibility

📱 Customizable Breakpoints
Fine-tune your site’s appearance across various devices, with customizable settings for desktop, tablet, and mobile views.

Controls Manager
– A powerful interface that allows you to enable or disable controls globally or on a per-block basis, ensuring a streamlined workflow and friendly UI.
– Customize individual blocks by enabling or disabling specific controls as needed.
– Reorder controls to customize the interface according to your preferences.

⚡️ Speed & Performance
ABC ensures your site remains fast and efficient by only loading the styles you have added, avoiding unnecessary scripts or CSS code.

🎯 Custom Targeting
Customize controls to target specific elements within the block, particularly useful for third-party and custom blocks.

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ABC Controls Work with Both Core and Custom Blocks 😮

ABC controls work seamlessly with both core and custom blocks, offering a versatile design solution for any WordPress site. Whether you develop your own custom blocks or use blocks provided by third-party plugins, ABC work with both! The styles are applied to the block container by default, but with our custom targeting feature, you can apply effects to any element within the block. This flexibility makes our controls exceptionally powerful and adaptable to various design needs.

No Code Tool

ABC empowers users to create stunning designs without any coding knowledge. Our intuitive controls are designed to be user-friendly, allowing you to customize your website effortlessly. For those seeking even more advanced customization options, our Pro version includes a Custom CSS Control, providing the flexibility to implement complex styles and enhancements. This ensures that both beginners and advanced users can achieve their design goals with ease.

Clear and Intuitive UI

Gutenberg users often struggle with the complexity of its UI, finding the options hidden and not very beginner-friendly. ABC addresses these issues head-on by offering controls that are clear, accessible, and easy to use. Simplicity is one of our core values, and we ensure that every option is straightforward, making it easier for users of all skill levels to create their dream designs effortlessly.

Comprehensive Documentation and Exceptional Support

On our website, you’ll find comprehensive documentation detailing the features of ABC, complete with multiple examples and use cases. Additionally, we offer free support to ensure you get the most out of our plugin.

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Translation Ready

ABC is fully translation-ready, ensuring that users worldwide can benefit from its powerful features in their native language. This allows for a seamless and accessible design experience, regardless of your location or language preference.

If you are a block developer, ABC will speed up your workflow 🧑‍💻🚀

Customizing the blocks you build is crucial for enhancing user experience and meeting client needs. ABC allows you to focus on developing the core features of your blocks while it handles the customization options. When you install and activate ABC, all controls are enabled for all the blocks, allowing you to tailor them to fit your specific requirements using the controls manager. This integration ensures that you can provide advanced design options for your blocks without additional development overhead.

Need More? Try the PRO Version 👑

Unlock the full potential of ABC with the PRO version, which includes a suite of advanced features designed to enhance your Gutenberg experience even further. Here are some of the key features you’ll get with ABC PRO:

  • Custom CSS Pro Control
    Write custom CSS for your blocks. For the first time ever in WordPress, you can use nesting, allowing you to write CSS more efficiently and effectively.
  • CSS Transform and Transition Control
    Add special effects and animations to your blocks, making your designs more dynamic and engaging.
  • Repeated Controls
    Add up to 25 controls to customize and style nested elements within your blocks, offering unparalleled flexibility.
  • Individual Control Settings
    Customize control titles and targets for each control individually, allowing for detailed and specific design adjustments.

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  • Controls in Action
  • Hover Settings
  • Responsive Settings
  • Controls Manager
  • CSS Management
  • Custom Breakpoints


Installing ABC is simple and can be done either directly from the WordPress Plugin Directory or by uploading the plugin manually using a ZIP file. Follow these instructions for both methods:

Option 1: Installing from the WordPress Repository

  1. Log in to your WordPress site’s admin dashboard.
  2. Click on ‘Plugins’, then select ‘Add New’ from the left-hand menu.
  3. Type “Advanced Block Controls (ABC)” in the search bar and press Enter.
  4. You will see “Advanced Block Controls (ABC)” listed among the results. Click the ‘Install Now’ button next to ABC.
  5. After the installation is complete, click ‘Activate’ to enable ABC on your WordPress site.

Option 2: Installing via Uploaded ZIP File

  1. Download the plugin ZIP file from the WordPress Plugin Directory.
  2. Log in to your WordPress admin area.
  3. Click on ‘Plugins’ and then select ‘Add New’ from the dashboard menu.
  4. At the top of the page, click the ‘Upload Plugin’ button, then ‘Choose File’ and select the ZIP file you downloaded.
  5. Once the file is uploaded, click ‘Install Now’. After the installation is complete, click on ‘Activate Plugin’ to start using ABC on your site.

Final Steps

After installation, customize the initial settings to fit your preferences. Go to the Block Controls menu in your WordPress dashboard to make any adjustments. All controls should now be activated for all blocks, and you can start using them to enhance your site immediately.


What is the Difference Between ABC Controls and Gutenberg Native Controls?

ABC controls offer significantly more design options than Gutenberg’s native controls. Our controls provide customization for multiple screen sizes and include hover settings, providing you with greater flexibility in your design. Additionally, ABC features a powerful Controls Manager, allowing you to enable or disable controls globally or on a per-block basis.

Moreover, ABC controls work seamlessly with third-party blocks right out of the box, unlike native Gutenberg controls that need to be specifically integrated by developers during the development phase, which is not always the case. This makes ABC an invaluable tool for enhancing your design capabilities across all blocks.

Does ABC add new blocks to the Gutenberg editor?

No, ABC does not add new blocks. Instead, it focuses on enhancing existing blocks with advanced settings, enabling you to create beautiful designs without the need for third-party or custom blocks, at least for the basic settings.

Does ABC Work with Custom Blocks?

Yes, ABC works with any block that follows WordPress coding standards, ensuring compatibility with custom blocks developed by you or third-party plugins.

Does ABC Work with Core Blocks?

Absolutely! ABC enhances core blocks by adding more customization options, making them more powerful and suitable for advanced designs.

Does ABC Work with Full Site Editing (FSE) Themes?

Yes, ABC works seamlessly with single pages, posts, and FSE themes, providing comprehensive support for all your design needs.

Does ABC Work with any Theme?

Yes, ABC works with any theme that adheres to WordPress coding standards, ensuring broad compatibility across different themes.

As a Block and FSE Developer, How Can ABC Benefit Me?

ABC provides all the necessary controls for your blocks out of the box, allowing you to focus on developing the main features of your blocks instead of spending time on customization options.

Do You Provide Support?

Yes, we provide free support through the WordPress forum. If you need dedicated support via email, you can purchase the Pro version for more tailored support and quicker response times.


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Contributors & Developers

“Advanced Block Controls (ABC)” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change log


  • Enhancement – controls UI improvements
  • New – Add immediate hover preview for better experience
  • New – Add reset all button for all controls


  • New – Hide admin menu hook
  • New – Hide controls for all blocks hook


  • Initial Release