Otter is a Gutenberg Blocks page builder plugin that adds extra functionality to the WordPress Block Editor (also known as Gutenberg) for a better page-building experience without the need for traditional page builders like Elementor and Divi.
Quick Links 🔗
- Do you want to see Otter blocks in action before installing? SEE OTTER BLOCKS DEMO
- New to the Gutenberg Blocks ecosystem? Check out our article on GUTENBERG EXPLAINED
- Need any help with setup? Checkout our DOCUMENTATION
- Interested in Otter Pro? Here are more details about OTTER PRO
With Otter Blocks, You Get Access To
- 26+ extra blocks for Gutenberg
- Collection of Patterns
- Visibility Conditions
- Custom CSS
- Animations and more
For all blocks including third-party blocks present on your website.
The Custom CSS block feature makes it possible to directly customize the CSS properties of any Gutenberg block on the page, while the Animation feature makes it quick and easy to add animations to any block to enhance the appeal of your different page blocks and sections.
With the Visibility Conditions feature by Otter, you can set which conditions should be met for your chosen blocks to be displayed on the page.
Patterns Library, contains a range of different elements in a variety of styles to help you build great pages. All of your website’s most important areas are covered: headers, testimonials, pricing tables, sections and more.
Checkout a quick overview of Otter Blocks
How Can Otter’s Gutenberg Blocks Help You? 🤔
A WordPress Gutenberg Blocks Plugin
Otter adds 26+ amazing and useful blocks to make page building in Gutenberg a breeze!
More than just blocks, you need advanced customisation options to give you control over style and appearance. With Otter, you’ve got it all.
Every block has customization support to help you style your site according to your vision:
- Color controls for primary, accents, and backgrounds.
- Animation backing, bouncing, fading, flipping, rotating, sliding, rolling, light speed and more at the click of a button.
- Typography controls from spacing to font choice.
Mobile Responsiveness of Otter Blocks
Create mobile-friendly designs with Otter’s built-in responsive settings. Each block can be tweaked to provide a consistent experience for mobile, tablet, and desktop.
A WordPress Gutenberg Block Conditions Plugin
Want to show certain blocks only when a user is Logged in or Logged Out? How about if they’re a customer of your store versus an editor for your blog or any other user role? With the Gutenberg Block Conditions feature available in Otter, it’s possible. Upgrade to the PRO version of Otter to unleash the power of more block conditions such as:
- URL Query String
- Date Range
- Day of the Week
- Time of the Day
- WooCommerce Products in Cart
- WooCommerce Total Spent
- WooCommerce Cart Total
- And more
A WordPress Gutenberg Blocks Animation Plugin
WOW, your website visitors with amazing animations that can be added to any block on the page. With over 50+ animations available to choose from; Otter makes it possible to add some extra flare to any post or page on your website
A WordPress Gutenberg Popup Plugin
Popups are one of the oldest lead-capturing and notice-conveying techniques on the web. With the Gutenberg Popup Block available in Otter, you can create popups made from any other block available in Gutenberg!
Fine-tune your popups by setting when they should appear and how they can be closed. With our popup block, you gain access to multiple triggers such as on load, on exit, on anchor click, and on scroll.
Additionally, you can design your popup with custom overlays to align with your brand identity and capture more attention. Check live demo
Global Defaults for Otter’s Blocks
Tired of always having to set the same options every time you add a block to the page? With Otter, you can set the default configuration for some of the most commonly used blocks like the Section Block, Icon Block, Advanced Heading and more.
Blocks Available in Otter
Section Gutenberg Block [FREE]
A column block on steroids! This block allows you to create a section with up to 6 columns that can each have a custom background color, image or gradient. Use this block’s responsive features to set the padding and margin for desktop, tablet and mobile displays. Check live demo
Advanced Heading Gutenberg Block [FREE]
The heading block you didn’t know you needed. This Otter block has all the functionality of the default heading block with a few other capabilities like the ability to change the font, highlight parts of the text and more. Check live demo
Button Group Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Create multiple buttons quickly and easily and show them vertically or horizontally based on the device the page is being viewed on. Check live demo
Slider Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this Gutenberg block to create image sliders on any Gutenberg page. Settings include slider height, delay, slides per page, autoplay and more. Check live demo
Accordion Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this block to create vertically stacked lists of content that can be revealed or hidden with the click of a button; more commonly known as Accordions. Check live demo
Tabs Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this block to create horizontally stacked lists of content that can be revealed or hidden with the click of a button; more commonly known as Tabs. Check live demo
Maps Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Choose between either an Open Street Map or Google Maps block and create markers for your points of interest for your website visitors. Our Maps block helps you customize the map experience right down to the color and description of the markers, search for places by name or coordinates, add and remove map controls, or change the size and style of the maps with a few clicks. Check live demo
Countdown Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Counting down to a big event? Show it by making use of these Gutenberg blocks. Count down from Days, Hours, Minutes or Seconds. Check live demo
Contact Form Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Quickly and easily insert a contact form anywhere on the page. Optionally, turn the form into a lead-generating machine by integrating it with Brevo(Sendinblue) or Mailchimp. Plus, streamline data management with webhook integration and ensure enhanced security with hCaptcha integration. Check live demo
Masonry Gallery Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Add some pizzazz to your gallery by making it a Masonry layout Gallery instead. Check live demo
Posts Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this block to insert items from posts, pages and custom post types into the current page being edited. The Posts block allows displaying a certain number of posts on different pages. Customizations available for this block cover areas such as styles, post types, settings, designs, and layout.
Product Review Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Blogging about a product you love? Or maybe you run a review website? Use this block to create a review table for the item and list its features, pros and cons as well as optional buy links. Check live demo
AI Block [FREE]
Step inside the AI Block, your gateway to effortless content and form creation, all powered by AI. With the AI Content Generator, crafting text, dynamic headings, and insightful paragraphs is a breeze, while the AI Form Generator simplifies building forms. It’s your all-in-one solution for seamless work — everything you need with AI, neatly packed into a single block.
Service Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this block to list your business services with an optional button to lead to more details. Check live demo
Pricing & Pricing Section Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Use this block to quickly create beautiful pricing tables for your services/products. Check live demo
Testimonial Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Display your customer reviews on any post or page using Otter’s Gutenberg Testimonial Block.
Stripe Checkout [FREE]
This block will be very useful if you want to sell a couple of products without setting up a whole store, such as ebooks, some licenses, etc.
Icon Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Display any icon from Font Awesome or our own list of custom icons anywhere on the page. Change colors, add borders and couple with other blocks to enhance the look of your page. Check live demo
Icon List Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Supercharge boring point lists by using custom icons as the pointers. Check live demo
Lottie Animation Gutenberg Block [FREE]
Have you heard about Lottie? Awesome! With Otter’s Lottie Animation Gutenberg Block, you can display Lottie animations anywhere in Gutenberg. Check live demo
Add to Cart Gutenberg Block [PRO]
Drop an Add to Cart button block for any WooCommerce product anywhere on the post or page that you’re editing.
Business Hours Gutenberg Block [PRO]
Create a beautifully styled Business Hours table and fine-tune its settings until it’s perfect.
Review Comparision Table [PRO]
Get ready to impress your readers with Otter’s …
This plugin provides 11 blocks.
- Form Display a form for your clients. Powered by Otter.
- Maps Display Open Street Maps on your website with Maps block. Powered by Otter.
- Tabs Organize and allow navigation between groups of content with Tabs block. Powered by Otter.
- Lottie Animation Add Lottie animations to your WordPress. Powered by Otter.
- Circle Counter Show your progress with a beautiful Circle Counter block. Powered by Otter.
- Google Maps Display Google Maps on your website with Google Map block. Powered by Otter.
- Popup Display your content in beautiful popup with many customization options. Powered by Otter.
- Countdown Set a countdown for a date. Powered by Otter.
- Accordion Vertically collapsing accordions perfect for displaying your FAQs. Powered by Otter.
- Slider Minimal image slider to showcase beautiful images. Powered by Otter.
- Progress Bar Show your progress with a beautiful Progress Bar block. Powered by Otter.
To download and install the Otter plugin, make sure you follow the steps below:
- Navigate to the WordPress Dashboard > Plugins.
- Click the Add New button and type in the Search Bar “Otter Blocks”.
- When the plugin appears, click on the Install button and then on Activate.
- Log into your website admin page, then go to Appearance > Plugins. You will see all the plugins currently installed in your dashboard listed there.
- To install a new WordPress plugin, simply click on the Add New tab.
- Click the Upload Plugin button in the WordPress Dashboard.
- Click the Choose File button, select the ZIP archive of the Otter Blocks plugin from your local computer and press the Install Now button.
- Click on the Activate button under the “Plugin installed successfully” message.
If you want to upload the plugin using FTP, click here to see a detailed explanation about it.
Is Otter Blocks free?
What page builder is compatible with Otter?
Otter provides blocks for Gutenberg, the default WordPress editor and page builder.
Can I use Otter with any WordPress theme?
Sure, Otter is compatible with any WordPress theme.
Where can I get help?
If you encounter any difficulties or if you have questions about Otter, you can create a ticket on our support forum. Also, feel free to check our documentation to find out more about the features within the plugin and how to use it to its full potential.
What are the Patterns and how can I use them?
The Patterns have been designed to make it easier for you to build your site using predefined blocks that can be then customised according to your needs. You can take a look at our dedicated documentation to find out all you need to know about the Patterns.
Contributors & Developers
“Otter Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks, Page Builder for Gutenberg Editor & FSE” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
“Otter Blocks – Gutenberg Blocks, Page Builder for Gutenberg Editor & FSE” has been translated into 16 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.
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Version 2.6.4 (2024-02-26)
- Improved Re-Loading Behaviour Between FSE Onboarding Steps: Enhances the user experience by streamlining transitions and re-loading behavior between steps in the Full Site Editing (FSE) onboarding process.
- Resolves Compatibility Issue with Blocks on WordPress.com: Fixes a critical issue to ensure the plugin now works seamlessly on WordPress.com.
- Hardens Security in Form Block: Enhances sanitization of SVG files uploaded through the Form Block to protect against security vulnerabilities.
- Hardens Security in Pro Form Blocks: Improves sanitization processes in Pro Form Blocks to bolster security measures.
Version 2.6.3 (2024-02-14)
- Blocks CSS Module Performance: Enhanced the performance of the Blocks CSS module.
- New Hook Introduced: Introduced the otter_blocks_posts_author hook for extending functionality.
- Maps Rendering in Tabs Block: Corrected the issue where maps were not being rendered inside the Tabs block.
- Console Errors Due to Older React Methods: Fixed console errors that were caused by the use of outdated React methods.
Version 2.6.2 (2023-12-26)
- Fixes form submit button issue: Fixes an issue when the form submit button accepts line-breaks in the editor.
- Fixes animation trigger for large elements: Fixes an issue where animation does not trigger for large elements on the screen.
Version 2.6.1 (2023-12-19)
- Fixes infinite redirect loop: Fixes an issue where activating Raft leads to an infinite loop.
- Fixes third-party style conflicts: Fixes CSS messing up styles of some third-party plugins.
- Fixes Woo products conditions not working: Fixes Woo conditions in the Block Conditions module not working correctly.
Version 2.6.0 (2023-12-18)
- New Onboarding Wizard for Raft Theme: Introduced a New Onboarding Wizard to enhance the setup experience for the Raft theme.
- Button Group Error on Nofollow Disable: Resolved an issue where disabling Add Nofollow and refreshing the page caused errors in the Button group.
- Block Conditions PHP Array Issue: Fixed a problem where block conditions were throwing a PHP array error.
- Styling Loss in Widgets Area with Elementor: Addressed the issue where blocks added in the widgets area lost styling when Elementor was activated.
- Slider Images in Neves Header Not Rendering: Fixed a bug where slider images were not being rendered if added in Neves header.
Version 2.5.2 (2023-11-22)
- Fixes Performance Issue: Fixes an issue with Otter making repeated calls to Rest API and slowing down the editor.
Version 2.5.1 (2023-11-18)
- Fixes Posts Block Query: Fixed Posts Block category selection not working.
- Fixes Blocks Animation: Fixed Blocks Animation module not working as a standalone plugin.
Version 2.5.0 (2023-11-16)
- AI Patterns Layout Generator: Introducing a new AI-driven utility for designing layouts with Otter Patterns.
- Block Management Page: A new centralized page to manage all Otter blocks visibility.
- Pagination in Posts Block: Adds pagination functionality for better navigation.
- Enhanced Block Animations: Customizable delay/speed, animation offset, and hover controls for dynamic block animations.
- Export Option in Form Submission: Facilitates exporting form submissions to CSV for easier data management.
- New Block Visibility Conditions: Option to hide blocks depending on the device used.
- Form Marketing Enhancements: Improved Marketing Action explanations and email field detection.
- Advanced Heading Enhancements: New Bottom Margin option added to the Advanced Heading block.
- Fix Maps Block Compatibility with Neve: Resolved integration issues with Neve.
- Fix Live Search Styling: Corrected CSS calculation problems in Live Search Popup.
- Fix RankMath Compatibility: Addressed a recent regression affecting Otters functionality with RankMath.
- Fix Form Generating Error: Removed outdated base64 checks in Form File validation.
- Fix Count Animation Settings: Adjusted delay and speed settings for consistent Count Animation performance.
Version 2.4.1 (2023-10-25)
- Live Search Extension Asset Loading: Now allows you to load assets required for live search with a hook.
- Rank Math Compatibility: Added support for Rank Maths internal links detection in Posts Block.
- Enhancement for Tabs Block: Makes it easier to switch between tabs in the editor.
- Decrease Delay in Dashboard Options: This PR decreases the delay in enabling/disabling dashboard options.
- State Consistency for Dashboard Buttons: Improved the state consistency of buttons in the Dashboard.
- Typography Control Enhancements: Made enhancements to typography controls for better user experience.
- Black Friday Preparations: Getting set for upcoming Black Friday updates.
- Widget Assets: Fixed the issue where assets for widgets appeared even in pages where the asset doesn’t exist.
- Typing Animation Cursor Color: Addressed the issue with the typing animation cursor color not being correct.
- Build Files Placement: Resolved the problem of build files being added to unnecessary places.
Version 2.4.0 (2023-09-21)
- Introducing Otter AI Block With Form AI & Content AI Support
- Added Webhooks Integration to Form Block
- Added Hidden Field to Form Block
- Circle Counter Block Enhancements
- Adding RequestAnimationFrame() to Scroll Sniffing for Better Performance
- Added Stripe Field to Form Block
- Add Link Target Setting in Product Review Block
- Fix Slider Block Image Arrangement Behaving Weirdly
- Fix CSS Not Generating When Switching to FSE Theme
- Fix Visual Issues in Section’s Background & Overlay Controls
- Fix Box Shadow Not Changing on Section Columns
- Fix Block Settings Panel Being Visible for Non-Admins
- Fix Form Block Not Saving Changes in FSE Templates
- Fix Multiple Otter Notices Appearing at Once
- Various Small Fixes
Version 2.3.4 (2023-08-23)
- Fix z-index with Shape Divider in Section
- Fix Tabs Block Resetting Editor Sidebar When Changing Viewport
- Fix Fatal Error in Form Submission Page in Certain Cases If Viewed as Super Admin
- Fix Progress Bar Height for Mobile Devices
- Fix Stripe Block Not Working Correctly in WP 5.9
- Fix Form Submit Messages Not Working
Version 2.3.3 (2023-08-11)
- WordPress 6.3 Compatibility
Version 2.3.2 (2023-07-17)
- Added Autoresponder to Stripe Block
- Adding Alternative Style to Review Block
- Improvements to Dynamic Value Module
- Fix Form Redirection Not Working Correctly
- Fix Bow Shadow Not Visible in the Editor
Version 2.3.1 (2023-06-20)
- Added Option to Allow Block Tools to Be Enabled by Default
- Improvements for Social Sharing Block
- Improvements to Posts Block’s Handling of WooCommerce Products
- Fix Dynamic Tags Not Working with Neve Pro Custom Layouts
- Fix Wrong Defaults in Form
- Fix Form Submissions Not Saving to Database If SMTP Fails
- Fix the Option to save Google Fonts Locally Not Working
- Fix Form Option Not Saving
- Fix Illegal String Offset on Minimal Version Check
- Fix the Issue with Otter Menu Pointing to the Old URL
- Fix Form Submission Email Being Used as Post Title of Form Submissions
Version 2.3.0 (2023-05-25)
- Add Custom Taxonomy Support to Dynamic Values
- Add More New Fields to Form Block
- Add Option to Store Form Block Emails to WordPress Dashboard
- Add Api Field in Stripe Block
- Add Support for HTML in Stripe Block Messages
- Add CDN Links in Patterns
- Various Form Block Enhancements
- Bump Minimum PHP Compatibility to 5.6
- Fix Dynamic Tags Not Working in Widgets
- Fix Review Comparison Table Not Taking Reusable Review Blocks into Consideration
- Fix Unused Assets Being Loaded When a Block Is Removed from Widgets
- Fix Custom CSS Module Not Working with FSE
- Fix Accordion Block Schema Conflicts with Neve PRO Performance Module and Lazy-loading Off-screen Elements
Version 2.2.7 (2023-05-08)
- Add Width Option to Form Block
- Improve Stripe Block Error Handling
- Fix the Issue with SVG Logos Not Being Able to Get Picked Logo
- Fix Background Color Detection
- Fix Shape Divider Covering Section Block
- Fix Accordion Block Schema Not Being Removed
Version 2.2.6 (2023-04-26)
- Hardening Dynamic Content security
Version 2.2.5 (2023-04-21)
- Fixes a bug with the new WP release causing blocks to crash during transformation
Version 2.2.4 (2023-03-30)
- Add Preview for Dynamic Data in the Popover Control
- Add New Patterns & Templates
- Add New Closing/Opening Anchor Actions in Popup
- Add Autoresponder Option to Form Block
- WordPress 6.2 Compatibility Testing & Fixes
- Fix CSS Class Not Being Removed If Custom CSS Is Empty
- Fix Custom CSS Not Reflected on Front-end When Used with FSE
- Fix Block Styles Not Loading with Custom Layouts
- Fix WooCommerce Blocks Not Working with the Latest Version of Woo
Version 2.2.3 (2023-03-06)
- Button Group Block Enhancements
- Tabs Block Enhancements
- Add Better Onboarding & Placeholders for Content Blocks
- Add Unlinked Margin Option for the Icon Block
- Add Live Font Preview in Font Picker
- Add In-build Spam Protection in Form Block
- Fix i18n Compatibilities
- Fix Mailchimp Integration in …