Gutenberg block “This block appears to have been modified externally” on save


Just starting to play with Gutenberg block development, and I am building a very simple button (yes I know buttons are already included, but this block will have lots of settings and classes not included in the core block).

Seem’s pretty strait forward, but when I save the block and reload, I get a validation error and the “This block appears to have been modified externally” message.

registerBlockType('franklin/button', {
    title: 'Button',
    keywords: ['button' ],
    icon: 'admin-links',
    category: 'layout',
    attributes: {
        text: {
            source: 'text',
            selector: '.button-text'

    edit({attributes, setAttributes }) {

        return (
            <div class="guttenberg-usa-button">
                <button class="usa-button">
                      onChange={ content => setAttributes({ text: content }) }
                      value={ attributes.text }
                      placeholder="Your button text"

    save({attributes}) {
        return (
            <button class="usa-button">
                { attributes.text }


So in the editor, I’ll add my block, modify the (button) text, save, and reload where I get the This block appears to have been modified externally” message.

Console shows the following error


<button class="usa-button" class="wp-block-franklin-button"></button>


<button class="usa-button" class="wp-block-franklin-button">testest</button>

I must be missing some fundamental concept or something, but I thought the save() function determines what gets displayed on the frontend which btw, looks as expected.

, rugbert 4 years 2018-06-28T12:07:26-05:00 0 Answers 64 views 0

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