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Make facet features available from the WP block editor.
Yes, a FacetWP block would be awesome.
Currently, we tell users to paste FacetWP shortcodes into a WP Shortcode block. Any suggestions on what this new block would look like?
I.e. aside from a dropdown to choose a facet / template, what should it contain?
Yeah I agree currently this would be a waste of dev time as you can use shortcode blocks
Sounds cool but feels unnecessary at the moment because we can already do this with the available tools
One benefit of a facet "block" would be visual customization, such as the ability to set a facet label (that automatically hides if the facet has no choices).
The block approach could also eliminate the template drag and drop which, let's face it, is not user-friendly. Why not have the ability to design a template, set colors, margins, paddings, then have another section for the facet, query selector, sorting all from inside the block editor? Facets could also have their own blocks. I understand we have the shortcode but the whole idea of the block is for user experience and ease of use. You can take some examples from a great and very lightweight block add-on called "GenerateBlocks", it's very customizable using only four block elements.
@User 74 - our main focus right now (regarding block editor support) is on the facets themselves. I.e. making it easier to add (and customize) facets on block-enabled listing pages.
While FacetWP does include a layout builder, it was really aimed as being only a starting point. We'd obviously prefer to piggyback off WP's own query block, or 3rd party page builder plugins :)