Requesting data in Gutenberg with getEntityRecords

WordPress provides a number of ways to retrieve data in Gutenbergs, one way I really like is the getEntityRecords selector. I have started using it more and more recently and find it great to use in my custom blocks.

Unfortunately, the documentation is a little sparse and there are some things to consider when working with it. However, once you start using it and its relatives, I think you’ll agree that it’s a great choice!


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Restricting PluginDocumentSettingPanel by post type

Now that the PluginDocumentSettingPanel is in WordPress core, we can add our own panels to the Document Settings panel using the registerPlugin function.

const { registerPlugin } = wp.plugins;
const { PluginDocumentSettingPanel } = wp.editPost;

const MyCustomSideBarPanel = () => (
        title="My Custom Panel"
        Hello, World!
registerPlugin( 'my-custom-panel', {render: MyCustomSideBarPanel } );

The above code will insert a new Panel in the Document Sidebar with the title of My Custom Panel ” and will display “Hello, World!” as it’s content. If we want this panel to appear on every post type registered, then we’re done but what if we want to restrict this panel to just a single post type?


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