Meta Box Plugin Introduces MB Blocks, a PHP-based Extension for Creating Custom Blocks

Meta Box, one of the most popular WordPress custom fields frameworks, has released a new extension for creating custom Gutenberg blocks using only PHP. MB Blocks gives developers the ability to build blocks with various settings, using a similar syntax as creating a meta box, without having to know React, Webpack, or Babel.
MB Blocks inherits many settings and field types from Meta Box to speed up development. Those who are experienced using Meta Box should be able to create a new Gutenberg block in under 10 minutes.
Tran Ngoc Tuan Anh created the Meta Box framework in 2010, launched on WordPress.org in 2011, and began releasing commercial extensions in 2014. The plugin’s user base has grown to more than 400,000 active installs and Tran now leads a three-person team, including two developers and one marketer.
“The revenue is not as good as other businesses, but it’s enough for us to run a small team,” Tran said. Learning React was new for his developers and it took them several months to get familiar with the framework before being able to create the MB Blocks extension.  » Read More