Create your Views visually without leaving the WordPress editor. Select the output options and drag-and-drop blocks to design your lists of posts.

Completely visual Toolset experience

Recently, we announced Toolset Blocks, which allows you to design your templates visually. Now, you can do the same when creating lists of content using Views.

Here are the top features available in this beta release.

Build the View right from the WordPress editor

Edit any page, post or a template, insert the View Editor block and start designing your View right there.

Create and design the View right from the WordPress editor
Create and design the View right from the WordPress editor

Complete design control

You can easily select and tweak all design aspects for your View. Start by selecting how the View loop is displayed. This can be a grid, table, list, and more. You can change this option at any point later.

Select how View will list posts
Select how View will list posts

Drag-and-drop standard and custom fields

Use Toolset Blocks to add standard fields (post title, date, featured image), custom fields, and taxonomies. You can easily move elements around and arrange them into columns.

Edit a View directly inside the page
Edit a View directly inside the page

Toolset Blocks provides you with styling controls for each block.

Each Toolset block provides you with styling controls
Each Toolset block provides you with styling controls

Control the View’s Loop Item

Besides controlling and styling individual fields and blocks that make up your View, you can tweak options for the View Loop Item. For example, you can add a background color or adjust margins and paddings. Additionally, you can switch the View editor to full-width for easier editing when using columns.

You can easily tweak options for the View's Loop Item
You can easily tweak options for the View’s Loop Item

Customize the main View options

Finally, you can always use the sidebar panel to tweak the options for the whole View.

This includes changing the options for:

  • Pagination
  • Which post types to display
  • Post ordering
  • How many posts to display

To change any of these options, select your View Editor block and use the Block Editor sidebar.

Sidebar options for the Views Editor block's general options
Sidebar options for the Views Editor block’s general options

Next step

As you can see, this first beta release already packs most of the things you need to easily list your posts anywhere on the site.

There are two big features we are still working on and which are coming next:

  • Controls to filter the content
  • Creation of custom searches

These features are coming soon to the next beta releases of Views.

Give it a Try and Give Us Your Feedback

Designing Views with the Block Editor is a big step forward.

To get started using it with Toolset Blocks, we recommend quickly reading how to build Toolset-based sites with the Block Editor.

Then, you can either install everything locally or try it on Discover WP, where we’ve installed everything for you in the Travel Destinations site.

Installing Locally

You will need to download:

  • Types latest stable release
  • Views beta release
  • Toolset Blocks beta release

To download the plugins, go to your Toolset account and click on Downloads.

Feature Requests

This beta release is solid and works but as mentioned, some features are still missing. We are sure that by trying it yourself you will find more important features and improvements we can add.

Now is the perfect time for you to do this and request features.

We’d love to get your feedback and will consider each and every feature request. Please leave your comments and we’ll get back to you.