Developing WordPress blocks using plain JavaScript

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September 30, 2023

Many WordPress developers still struggle to get stared developing WordPress blocks. Once of the first hurdles to overcome is installing Node.js and npm, and setting up the build steps to transpile JSX to JavaScript code that can run in the browser.

However, what many folks don’t know is that while JSX makes block development slightly easier, it’s not a requirement. It is entirely possible to develop blocks without the Node.js requirement, using plain JavaScript.

In this session you will learn how to build block without needing to install anything on your local development environment, as well as the pros and cons to both methods.

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