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Manifest Structure

This file contains all the configuration required for a block to work. It's used in WordPress registerBlockType method to register a block. Using manifest.json we can provide a configuration in JavaScript and PHP part of the block in one file.


"blockName": "heading",
"title": "Heading",
"description" : "Heading block with custom settings.",
"category": "common",
"icon": {
"src": "heading"
"keywords": [
"attributes": {
"content": {
"type": "string"
"level": {
"type": "number",
"default": 2

Most of the keys are the same as registerBlockType method, but we also have some custom attributes here:


Attributes key is an object of attributes that you define and where you set up default values for a block. These attributes are then provided for you in the editor as props, and the PHP view part in the $attributes variable. We are using the same structure as described in Block Editor documentation.


default: false

If the hasInnerBlocks key is set to true, blocks save method for inner blocks will be used. This method is used if the block has InnerBlocks. In PHP you now have $inner_block_content variable available. Here is an example of what happens in the back:

  save = () => createElement(InnerBlocks.Content);


default: true

If the hasWrapper key is set to false, blocks PHP render method will not be passed to the wrapper component.