Lock Reusable Blocks in the editor to avoid unintentional global changes.
Editing reusable blocks in posts is locked, and you have access to two actions when you select a reusable block in the editor:
– Edit the reusable block (opens the block editing page in a new tab)
– Convert to regular blocks (native action)
Options are availables in Settings > Writing screen to hide Edit and Convert reusable blocks buttons in block overlay.
This plugin doesn't get enough attention. THIS is the way reusable blocks are supposed to work. Letting the user know what they are doing: editing the reusable block side wide, or just editing a single instance. Clean, simple, obvious. Couldn't be better!
I have been following the problems with reusable blocks for years now. On Github there seems to be a consensus that this issue is somehow resolved since block locking became a feature. But still, it is way too easy to accidentally edit reusable blocks in an unintended way, even with WP 6.2. Actually it used to be good when Gutenberg just released. Back then, reusable blocks where one of the few features that they completely nailed from the start. Why this was changed in such a bad way, is a complete mystery to me.
Thanks for writing this essential plugin. Hope it makes it into core!
Even people who understand the concept of reusable blocks tend to unintentionally edit such blocks from time to time (changing it for the whole website instead of a single instance).
This plug-in protects reusable blocks in simple, elegant way – and you can still edit them if this is really your intension.
Should be integrated into WP core.