The sidebar gets a lot of use in the WordPress Block Editor, a.k.a. Gutenberg, but I found myself in a situation where I needed to programmatically close the sidebar and then re-open it later. This is how I did it.
When developing a WordPress plugin that creates a Gutenberg block, it is invaluable to be able to view the attributes on the block. Here are some tricks I use to view this information.
Recently, I was documenting the steps to reproduce a certain bug and the bug required the presence of an autosave (along with the “There is an autosave of this post that is more recent than the version below.” message). Rather than wait for an autosave to occur naturally, I wanted to speed things up and manually trigger one. This is the command I use to do that.
In Gutenberg (a.k.a. the WordPress Block Editor), keyboard shortcuts are displayed differently on Apple devices and other devices, e.g. ^H on an Apple device and Ctrl+H on other devices. This is accomplished with wp.keycodes.displayShortcut.
The WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg) communicates with the database via the WordPress REST API. We can read and write post meta from within the Gutenberg editor after we enable the specific post meta field in the WordPress REST API.
When creating a block for the WordPress block editor (a.k.a. Gutenberg), I find that most of the documentation is for class components. However, with React hooks we can use functional components. When you need to import ‘useState’ from React, you can do it as follows in a WordPress block.