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Use Layout Builder Modal When Creating Custom Blocks for Drupal 8, 9, and 10

One of the biggest UX problems with the current Layout Builder UI in core is that the control panel is often too narrow. This is especially noticeable when creating inline blocks, and working with WYSIWYG fields. The contributed Layout Builder Modal module is one solution to address this problem. It moves the UI for creating, and editing, custom blocks in a Layout into a wider modal window.

In this tutorial we'll:

  • Install the Layout Builder Modal module
  • Demonstrate how it can be used to improve the UX of managing custom blocks in Layout Builder

By the end of this tutorial you should know what the Layout Builder Modal module does, and determine if it's useful for your project.