Sortable Block – Sort and Organize Sections by Date


The Sortable Block plugin helps to create sortable sections in WordPress. This plugin provides you to build and organize content within a container, with each inner section being sortable by date.

Also, the plugin allows to choose between two layout options: List and Grid.

Using any WordPress block to design inner sections, you can create a variety of layouts tailored for specific needs. Sortable Block is perfect for managing event calendars, product changelogs, media mentions, and more.

Create dynamic, sortable sections with the Sortable Block plugin!


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  • Preview of Sortable block in the block inserter.

  • Preview of Sortable block toolbar, with active "List view" layout.

  • Preview of Sortable block settings, focusing on Order settings.

  • Preview of Sortable block button that adds Sortable Entry into the block.

  • Preview of Sortable Entry block settings, focusing on Date settings.

  • Preview of Sortable Entry block button that adds content into the block.


Este plugin proporciona 3 bloques.

  • Sortable Date Since this block is dependent on the Sortable Entry block, it displays the date set in it and also allows to customize how the date is displayed by providing the option to change the date format.
  • Sortable This block serves as a main container to hold sortable entries, and it also offers the option to order entries from newest to oldest or oldest to newest, as well as the option to switch the layout between list and grid.
  • Sortable Entry This block serves as an entry that needs to be sorted, and it is where you can set the date and keep specific content for the entry.


  1. Choose one of the following options:
    • Go to Plugins → Add New in your WordPress dashboard, search for «Sortable Block», and click «Install».
    • Download the Sortable Block plugin from, ensure the folder is zipped, and then upload it via Plugins → Add New → Upload.
    • Open the block inserter within the Block Editor, search for «icon», and the plugin should appear, allowing you to install it directly. Skip steps 2 and 3.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Search for the block within the Block Editor and start using it.


How do I sort blocks?

  1. Add a Sortable block to the content area in the Block Editor. This serves as the main container for entries that need sorting.
  2. Inside the Sortable block, add Sortable Entry blocks. These containers hold your content. Note that you can have multiple entries inside a Sortable block.
  3. Each Sortable Entry has a date option. To change this option, select a Sortable Entry within the List View, and modify the Date Settings in the Block sidebar.

How do I change the layout?

  1. In the Block Editor, select the Sortable block within the List View.
  2. In the block toolbar, click on either the List view or Grid view icon to switch layouts.

How do I change the order of entries?

  1. In the Block Editor, select the Sortable block within the List View.
  2. In the Block sidebar, choose either «Newest to Oldest» or «Oldest to Newest» from the dropdown menu in the Order settings section.

What blocks can I use inside a Sortable block?

The Sortable block supports only the Sortable Entry block as inner content. It’s not possible to add any other blocks to the main container of the Sortable block.

What blocks can I use inside a Sortable Entry?

Sortable Entry blocks support the following blocks: Sortable Date, Heading, Paragraph, Media-Text, Group, and Columns


15 de febrero de 2023 2 replies
This is my first review ever: Thank you for this plugin - this was exactly what I was looking for. Does the job perfectly. 🙂 One suggestion: It would be great if I could add reusable blocks into it. Thanks again!
30 de diciembre de 2022 1 reply
Thanks Taras - love the new plugin and works perfectly on my website page for media snippets, especially when adding in new media entries that maybe older and it then automatically sorts it into date ascending/descending.
24 de diciembre de 2022 2 replies
This plugin resolves a long-standing issue in displaying an event, built into a sortable block, in a readable format on a mobile device. Love it!Thank you for developing plugins.
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Registro de cambios

1.6.0 – September 14, 2023

  • Add: support for Separator in Sortable block;
  • Add: support for styles in Separator;
  • Add: support for colors in Separator;
  • Add: support for custom spacing between Sortable Entry blocks inside Sortable block;
  • Update: function naming for sortable date render;
  • Update: introduce fallback for outdated sortable blocks;
  • Fix: style inconsistency in editor;

1.5.0 – August 25, 2023

  • Add: pre-made layout in Patterns to create Changelog List;
  • Add: allow to select pre-defined pattern when block first added to content area;
  • Update: refactor welcome screen when block first added to content area;
  • Update: formatting in files;
  • Update: simplify labels for Variations screen;

1.4.3 – April 18, 2023

  • Update: formatting in blocks;
  • Update: improve user experience for toolbar in Sortable Entry blocks;
  • Update: plugin information;
  • Fix: incorrect Move icons in Sortable Entry toolbar;

1.4.2 – April 10, 2023

  • Update: improve UX in Sortable Date block settings;
  • Update: allow to access date settings is Sortable Entry block via Sortable Date block;

1.4.1 – April 3, 2023

  • Fix: cursor icon when interacting with Sortable Date block in editor;
  • Fix: provide a temporary solution to layout issue in date picker, caused by WordPress core;

1.4.0 – March 27, 2023

  • Add: support for variations in Sortable Container block;
  • Update: plugin information in Read Me file;

1.3.0 – February 23, 2023

  • Add: support for reusable blocks (note, it does not for reusable blocks with Sortable block in it);
  • Add: support for Border options in Sortable block;
  • Update: improve Insert buttons in the editor;

1.2.0 – January 06, 2023

  • Add: support for colors in Sortable Date block;
  • Add: support for padding dimensions in Sortable Date block;

1.1.1 – January 02, 2023

  • Update: detect time format in Sortable Date block;
  • Fix: wrong time output in Sortable Date block when viewed on front-end;
  • Fix: wrong time output in Sortable Date block when viewed on back-end;

1.1.0 – December 29, 2022

  • Add: option to select between decreasing order & increasing order;
  • Add: option to choose format in Date block;
  • Update: description in blocks;

1.0.0 – December 17, 2022

  • Initial release;

0.0.4 – December 15, 2022

  • Update: formatting;
  • Update: information about sorting in main container;
  • Fix: date issue in editor;

0.0.3 – December 15, 2022

  • Add: support for alignment and grid layout;
  • Update: allow Group block in Sortable Entry;
  • Fix: button contrast issue in Sortable Container;

0.0.2 – October 1, 2022

  • Add: Sortable Date block to display a set date from Sortable Entry block;
  • Update: information in Read Me file;

0.0.1 – September 6, 2022

  • Start the plugin;