Hot Blocks


Hot Blocks plugin by HotThemes is a collection of several blocks for new WordPress editor (Gutenberg). Currently, this plugin adds 6 new blocks in new category called Hot Blocks. Also, it adds custom styles to the core Latest Posts and Gallery blocks to transform the output into a carousel of posts and images.

Hot Header block is useful if you want to add a header with background image and overlay color to your pages with a big heading (h1) and some intro text (it’s recommeded to use page template that doesn’t display page title).

Hot Parallax is a placeholder for other blocks. If you select a background image for the Hot Parallax block, it will use a parallax scrolling effect.

Hot Accordion block contains heading and placeholder for other blocks below the heading. User can reveal or hide the content below the heading by clicking on it. It’s useful for FAQ pages and for pages with a lot of content.

Hot Map block allows you to include a Google Map to your post or page simply by entering address or point of interest. It supports align-wide.

There are also some simpler blocks like button with custom dimensions and font size, background color block container, and wide text block that allows your paragraph to use full screen width (only if theme supports align-wide).


  • Header block - select background image and overlay color and insert your blocks inside
  • Parallax block - select background image for parallax scroll and insert your blocks inside
  • Background block - select background color and insert your blocks inside
  • Accordion block - Each block has a heading and a content container for your blocks. Click on the heading opens/closes the accordion
  • Map block - Enter your address to fetch a map from Google Maps
  • Carousel style - Select carousel style in Latest Posts or Gallery core blocks to transform the output into a carousel


This plugin provides 7 blocks.

  • Hot Parallax
  • Hot Button
  • Hot Wide Text
  • Background Color
  • Hot Accordion
  • Hot Map
  • Hot Header


  1. Install plugin as usually from You can also manually download it, unpack and upload plugin_hot_blocks directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. You will see a new blocks category named as Hot Blocks in the pane with blocks.
  4. Add any of these blocks to your post/page by clicking on it.
  5. Some blocks have parameters in Block controls pane.


What to do with plugin after installation?

Create or edit a post or page. Click Add Block button, look for Hot Blocks category and add blocks by clicking on them.

There’s no align-wide option?

Make sure that your theme supports align-wide (older themes usually don’t support this).

How to make a carousel of the Latest Posts and Gallery core blocks?

Add a Latest Posts or Gallery block to your page. Under the Styles tab, select Hot Posts Carousel for Latest Posts block or Hot Carousel for Gallery block. The carousel output is rendered on the front-end only.


There are no reviews for this plugin.

Contributors & Developers

“Hot Blocks” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Translate “Hot Blocks” into your language.

Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • Added carousel custom styles to the Latest Posts and Gallery blocks


  • Several bug-fixes and performance upgrades


  • The initial release