Piklist and Gutenberg

With WordPress 5.0 and Gutenberg scheduled for release tomorrow, we wanted to let you know the status of Piklist.

We have been working hard on not only making Piklist 100% Gutenberg compatible but doing it the Piklist way: Easy to use, beautiful, powerful and stable. Unfortunately, this version of Piklist will not be ready tomorrow. Though we are disappointed, we have decided not to rush to meet this deadline.

You can continue using Piklist on Custom Post Types (with the classic editor), Terms, Users, Settings, Widgets and Front End Forms. Piklist fields will not work on default POSTS and PAGES.

If you want to use Piklist on Posts or Pages, it is recommended that you install the “Classic Editor” plugin which ensures custom fields display as intended.

The next version of Piklist will not only be 100% Gutenberg compatible, but faster and even more powerful then before.

18 thoughts on “Piklist and Gutenberg

  1. mcmaster says:

    Thanks for the update, Steve. Frankly, the features that Piklist provides are a lot more important to me than Gutenberg, so I see no need to upgrade to WP 5.0 before you’re ready.

    All the best,

  2. Moshe says:

    Will the next version of Piklist allow us to create Custom Gutenberg Blocks?

    1. Steve says:

      Though our ultimate goal is to make block creation as easy as widgets and shortcodes, our immediate task is Gutenberg compatibility.

  3. brenthardinge says:

    We are looking forward to seeing this version. In testing, we have been using Gutenberg for some features and switching back to the Classic Editor for the Piklist functionality. It seems to work but will be better to just have full Gutenberg support.

  4. Coder618 says:

    Thanks man, really nice plugin,

  5. Sara says:

    Hi Steven & team,

    Going to start a new project, I’ll install the Classic Editor because I really cannot think of using another plugin than Piklist anymore. What you did there is really an amazing & clean job! Thank you so much for it!

    At this point, can you ensure there will be no trouble updating to the next version of Piklist later while dropping the Classic Editor?

  6. Steve says:

    Hi Sara–

    So happy you love Piklist!

    The goal for the next major version of Piklist is allow you to use it with or without Gutenberg or the Classic Editor. So, yes you will have no trouble upgrading to the next version of Piklist while dropping the Classic Editor.

    On a side note, we love the amazing comment you left about Piklist. If you have a few moments we’d appreciate it if you could add it the WordPress.org page to help spread the word. Thanks!

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Steve, sorry for the late reply.
      I finally took the time to leave a 5 stars review:
      Glad to help Piklist spread the world :)

  7. hozefasmile says:

    Waiting for Gutenberg compatibility for piklist. If able to create custom blocks using piklist that will be a great step ahead. As usually I always see piklist and a middle person layer between wordpress and the actual outcome.

    Hope soon will get some good news on it.

  8. Md. Anisuzzaman says:

    One of my projects is about to release in this week. I have completed the project using Piklist meta-box. I am waiting for the Piklist update that will compatible with Gutenberg. Currently, Gutenberg is the default editor in the latest version of WordPress but the latest version of Piklist is not compatible with Gutenberg. When will we get the updated version of Piklist?


  9. hozefasmile says:

    Hi Steve,

    Is there any progress on making Gutenberg blocks using piklist ? can we have custom blocks created using piklist so that we can provide our custom fields and show outcomes in frontend ? Also can we display user frontend submit forms as gutenberg block ? Hope there is something better happening on this end in piklist :)

  10. Kelsey Cahill says:

    Hi Steve, just checking in on the progress of Piklist being compatible with Gutenberg. Are you able to provide any timeline to when the next release will be out? It’s been about 4 months from the last update and if it’s going to be awhile yet, then we’ll have to removed all instances of Piklist and switch to custom fields that work with Gutenberg. Would hate to do this, but for the user’s standpoint, this is necessary. Look forward to an update!

  11. Steve says:

    Hi Kelsey– I really don’t like to give ETA’s, but we are really pushing to get this out in four weeks. I totally get the user standpoint. We have clients as well that all use Piklist. We’ve just elected to keep them on 4.9.x for now.

    Hope you stick with us!

  12. hozefasmile says:


    I will be Eagerly, wait for the new release with gutenberg blocks for frontend form submission and custom block making just we use to create meta fields, since wordpress 5.2 block editor and related plugins are getting a huge growth, I want to see this one of my favorite plugin race with them together, best of luck

    @Steve Hope in next month end you will have good news for piklist lovers :)

  13. Vladimir says:

    Hey, @Steve,

    Are there any news on getting Piklist anywhere closer to being compatible to the Block Editor? If there is a branch of the plugin that works even just for popping metaboxes in the sidebar of Gutenberg editor, please let me know, so that I can give it a try.

    Also, if there is a list of know issues to be dealth with, there are plenty of people who would like to help in order to have this great plugin of yours finally start working on Gutenberg too.

    1. Steve says:

      Hi Vladimir– Piklist 2.0 is a complete rewrite to handle Gutenberg and features we want to bring in later on. The only known issue is the Editor field in a group repeater doesn’t work well.

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