Plugin Info Card 3.4.0 Released With Query Block Makeover

Large Two-column Plugin Info Card Display
Large Two-column Plugin Info Card Display

WP Plugin Info Card 3.4 has been released with a few enhancements and a block makeover for the Query block.

The old query block

Old Unstyled Query Block
Old Unstyled Query Block

The WP Plugin Info Card query block allows you to search and display plugins based on some parameters. For example, you can do a custom search and have the results displayed for that search term.

Being the lesser-used block, it got a bit neglected, and a bit ugly as the block editor progressed.

New and improved Query block

While still pretty heavy on the options (it is a query block after all), I styled it to make it look more consistent with other elements in the block editor.

Updated Plugin Info Card Query Block Interface
Updated Plugin Info Card Query Block Interface

New feature: Sorting the Query Results

One requested feature was to be able to sort the results by the number of installs.

Now you can sort the query results by Active Installs, Downloads, and the time of the last update.

Sort Options for the Plugin Info Card Query Block
Sort Options for the Plugin Info Card Query Block

Coming Soon to Plugin Info Card

When I took over the Plugin Info Card plugin, it was sitting around 300 installs. Now it’s roughly around 900, which is a nice jump.

With the next release, I’ll be concentrating on code-cleanup and making sure everything is as performant as possible.

After that’s done, I plan to introduce two new blocks to the plugin:

  1. A plugin list block: display all of the plugins that you have on your site.
  2. A custom info card block: completely customize the block output if you have a third-party plugin or theme.
Ronald Huereca
Ronald Huereca

Ronald Huereca

Ronald has been part of the WordPress community since 2006, starting off writing and eventually diving into WordPress plugin development and writing tutorials and opinionated pieces.

No stranger to controversy and opinionated takes on tough topics, Ronald writes honestly when he covers a topic.

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Ronald Huereca
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Ronald created MediaRon in 2011 and has more than fifteen years of releasing free and paid WordPress plugins.