WP_Block_Type::__construct()publicWP 5.0.0


Will populate object properties from the provided arguments.

{} It's a method of the class: WP_Block_Type{}

No Hooks.


null. Nothing.


$WP_Block_Type = new WP_Block_Type();
$WP_Block_Type->__construct( $block_type, $args );
$block_type(string) (required)
Block type name including namespace.

Array or string of arguments for registering a block type. Any arguments may be defined, however the ones described below are supported by default.

Default: empty array

  • api_version(string)
    Block API version.

  • title(string)
    Human-readable block type label.

  • category(string|null)
    Block type category classification, used in search interfaces to arrange block types by category.

  • parent(array|null)
    Setting parent lets a block require that it is only available when nested within the specified blocks.

  • ancestor(array|null)
    Setting ancestor makes a block available only inside the specified block types at any position of the ancestor's block subtree.

  • icon(string|null)
    Block type icon.

  • description(string)
    A detailed block type description.

  • keywords(string[])
    Additional keywords to produce block type as result in search interfaces.

  • textdomain(string|null)
    The translation textdomain.

  • styles(array)
    Alternative block styles.

  • variations(array)
    Block variations.

  • supports(array|null)
    Supported features.

  • example(array|null)
    Structured data for the block preview.

  • render_callback(callable|null)
    Block type render callback.

  • attributes(array|null)
    Block type attributes property schemas.

  • uses_context(array)
    Context values inherited by blocks of this type.

  • provides_context(array|null)
    Context provided by blocks of this type.

  • editor_script(string|null)
    Block type editor only script handle.

  • script(string|null)
    Block type front end and editor script handle.

  • view_script(string|null)
    Block type front end only script handle.

  • editor_style(string|null)
    Block type editor only style handle.

  • style(string|null)
    Block type front end and editor style handle.



Since 5.0.0 Introduced.
Since 5.5.0 Added the title, category, parent, icon, description, keywords, textdomain, styles, supports, example, uses_context, and provides_context properties.
Since 5.6.0 Added the api_version property.
Since 5.8.0 Added the variations property.
Since 5.9.0 Added the view_script property.
Since 6.0.0 Added the ancestor property.

Code of WP_Block_Type::__construct() WP 6.0

public function __construct( $block_type, $args = array() ) {
	$this->name = $block_type;

	$this->set_props( $args );