Caxton – Create Pro page layouts in Gutenberg


Caxton is a collection of awesome blocks that makes it easy for you to create beautiful WordPress pages

Don’t just take our word for it. This is what Matt Mullenweg said…

Matt Mullenweg – WordPress founder

The sites people are creating with it are just gorgeous. It’s going to open up a level of creativity and expression for an audience that’s literally never had it. It’s like people are going to get new notes on a keyboard they can play, or a new voice they can sing with…

We made a little video

Blocks included

  • Advanced layout block
  • Shape Dividers Block
  • Posts grid Block
  • Photo slider Block
  • Call To Action Block
  • Typography Block
  • Icons Block
  • Button Block


  • Add backgrounds to sections
  • Create nested rows
  • Create full width sections
  • Create parallax rows
  • Create beautiful transitions between Blocks
  • Awesome customisation controls for each Block
  • Advanced mobile controls

We’ve put together a live interactive site here where you can test Caxton for yourself.

See Matt Mullenweg feature Caxton Blocks at WordCamp US


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    Blocks menu
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    Block settings
  • Block preview
  • Wave block divider
  • Tilt block divider
  • Book block divider
  • Book block divider on column


This plugin provides 2 blocks.

  • Posts grid

  • Caxton – Create Pro page layouts in Gutenberg


Automatic installation is the easiest way to install Caxton.
From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New. In the search field type Caxton and click Search Plugins. Find Caxton plugin and install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

For manual installation…
1. Upload the caxton folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
2. Activate the plugin through the \’Plugins\’ menu in WordPress
3. Start using blocks!

**Requires Gutenberg until it is a part of WordPress core **


I don\’t see any blocks, just my default WordPress editor?

Make sure you have Gutenberg installed and are using Gutenberg editor (not the old editor).

Where can I log bugs?

You can log bugs on our Github repository

How can I contribute?

You can contribute by forking code at Github

When can I see more blocks?

With WordPress including Gutenberg in core in WP v5. We will be adding more and more blocks real soon 😉


Installed it today, finished my front page + registration pages

Christian Saborio
February 4, 2020
I was looking for something that will allow me to insert creative page dividers…there’s plenty out there, but the simplicity of this plugin force me to have a closer look.

After playing around with the dividers (worked fantastically) I started using the other blocks: layouts, icons, hero…and seriously, withing a couple of hours (mostly me tweaking) I have something that looks great.

The blocks’ options are very well layed out and organized. This means that the properties you tweak on one block are very similar to the other block, so learning curve is not steep at all.

I don’t like Page Builders at all, this is the closest I will get to one. Give it a shot, I really think it’s a superb product!

Really big!

June 6, 2019
I’ve tried many, maybe all, Gutenberg Blocks plugins, but I find this very useful and well done.
Try it yourself. Very useful!

i like what i see

Jules Colle
April 23, 2019
I appreciate the cutting-edgeness of this plugin. CSS grids? I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. the balls! It’s such a nice alternative for all the other “page builders” out there, trying to take care of each single medieval browser, while bloating like a flipping exploding red giant from all the patches and scripts and elements and they throw in there meanwhile absolutely positioning everything with nails and glue to … sorry I’m rambling. Great plugin!

Great Plugin

April 10, 2019
Very useful collection of blocks for Gutenberg. Technical support is fast and efficient!

Very positive

March 20, 2019
I had no experience of wordpress before august 2018. I took over our homepage and read a little about Gutenberg. I felt that i should start with it instead of Visusal composer (which I had problems understanding), which we had. During the fall 2018 I had some problems to get the pages to work dynamic until I found Caxton. Caxton was what I was lacking in the new editor. I compared and tried another plugin, both were good….

During November-December 2018 before WP 5.0 including Gutenberg were released there were some problems, but I received excellent support from Jamie.

I can really recommend Caxton and the support offered when needed.


I like it 🙂

Robin Hamilton
February 26, 2019
It took me a while to get used to Gutenberg. After having a proper ‘go’ with it, I now plan to build all of my sites using it. The same can be said for this Caxton plugin.

I’m currently re-designing one of my websites using Caxton and Pootle’s Eighteen Tags theme. It’s early days but so far I really like it!

Caxton gives you some great additional functionality and I really like the divider options.

The Caxton videos are very handy in seeing what’s capable with the plugin, so thanks for that.

Keep up the good work 🙂