Animations for Blocks


Lightweight plugin that adds additional inspector controls to block editor blocks that allow to animate the block once it becomes visible to the user during scrolling. The controls can be used to select an animation type (fade, flip, slide, zoom), variation (different directions), as well as delay, duration and more advanced settings. Upon changing an option the animation can be immediately previewed in the editor.


This plugin uses AOS – Animate on scroll library and adds its’ stylesheet (2.8 kB) and script (5.2 kB) to the front end as well as a script that initializes the animations (1.3 kB).

Capturi ecran

  • Adding an animation
  • Animation controls


Install via admin dashboard

  1. Go to your WordPress admin dashboard -> Plugins.
  2. Click „Add New”.
  3. Click „Upload Plugin”.
  4. Select the file.
  5. Click „Install Now”.
  6. Activate the plugin from WordPress admin dashboard -> Plugins.

Manual install via FTP upload

  1. Upload the folder „animations-for-blocks” from file to your WordPress installations ../wp-content/plugins folder.
  2. Activate the plugin from WordPress admin dashboard -> Plugins.

Întrebări frecvente

How do I add an animation?

In your selected block’s inspector controls (block settings) open the „Animation” panel and select an animation. The current block should display a preview of the selected animation and further options related to that animation will become available below.

How does it work?

Animations for Blocks plugin works by using the Animate on Scroll (AOS) library that is mostly CSS based with some JavaScript to handle initialization. The plugin adds attributes to block’s root element that tell the AOS library how to animate it. Loading the necessary styles and scripts is also handled automatically by the plugin.

Does it work for all blocks?

It should work with normal blocks that render a valid WP Element that can utilize the blocks.getSaveContent.extraProps filter as well as dynamic blocks that utilize a render_callback. Third party blocks that do something unorthodox may not work.
Known unsupported blocks

Disable block support

The anfb_unsupported_blocks filter can be used in your child theme’s functions.php file to disable block animation support.

add_filter('anfb_unsupported_blocks', function($blocks) {
    $blocks[] = 'core/button';
    return $blocks;

What happens when I disable this plugin?

After disabling this plugin blocks with animations can become invalid. From there you can attempt to recover the block by clicking „Attempt Block Recovery” which should remove the custom animation attributes. If you don’t want to risk blocks becoming invalid you need to disable all animations before disabling the plugin.

All the animated elements are invisible on the front end

When none of the animated elements show up on your site it’s possibly due to a JavaScript error preventing the initialization of AOS. Please open the Developer Tools (F12 on Chrome/Firefox) and look for any errors in the Console tab. You can contact support with the error message, include your site link if possible.


3 mai 2024
I could not set up the animation using any other plugin. However, with this plugin, I was able to set up animations very easily.With other plugins, I had to change the animation settings screen from hidden to visible. This plugin always shows the setting screen and the setting items are selectable, which saves time and makes it easier to create a site.It has helped improve the usability of the Full Site Editor for WordPress. Thank you very much.
29 aprilie 2024
fonctionne parfaitement léger et gratuit tous se que j’aime merci a se codeur
14 decembrie 2023
Love the plugin, very lightweight and works great with generatepress. Thanks alot!
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Istoric modificări


  • Tested up to WordPress 6.5.
  • Added option to choose where to display the animation controls – you can move them to the „Styles” tab or to „Advanced” inspector controls area.
  • Update @wordpress/* packages.


  • Accidentally a version.


  • Fix for crash with latest Gutenberg plugin due to __unstableElementContext being removed.
  • Update @wordpress/* packages.


  • Add option to disable automatic animation preview.
  • Add option to lazyload assets when an animated block is preset on the current page.
  • Update @wordpress/* packages.
  • Update screenshots.


  • Use WP_HTML_Tag_Processor for adding HTML attributes.
  • Blocks that render multiple root elements are no longer wrapped automatically. Use Animation container block to do it.
  • Move all PHP code to main file for simplicity.


  • Animation preview works in iframe-d block editors.
  • Rework controls.
  • Add ability to copy-paste animation settings.
  • Update Animation container block to API version 2.
  • Use render_block filter to apply animation attributes instead of overriding block’s render_callback.
  • Add anfb_aos_attributes filter that can modify attributes that are added to animated HTML elements.
  • Convert some code to typescript.
  • Update @wordpress/* packages.
  • Test with WordPress 6.2-RC1.


  • Fix once and mirror options detection in dynamic blocks.
  • Update @wordpress/* packages.
  • Test with WordPress 6.1.1.


  • Update @wordpress/* packages.
  • Test with WordPress 6.0.
  • Add GitHub link.
  • Remove src folder from plugin.


  • Update block anchor selector.


  • Use generated version number for AOS library.


  • Fix encoding for dynamic blocks.


  • Add more unsupported blocks.
  • Move Animation Container block to „Design” category.


  • Initial release.