What’s new in Gutenberg 27th September

1.2 (and 1.2.1) 🦄:

  • Resolve block conflicts when editing a blockBlock Block is the abstract term used to describe units of markup that, composed together, form the content or layout of a webpage using the WordPress editor. The idea combines concepts of what in the past may have achieved with shortcodes, custom HTML, and embed discovery into a single consistent API and user experience. post in the classic editor. GutenbergGutenberg The Gutenberg project is the new Editor Interface for WordPress. The editor improves the process and experience of creating new content, making writing rich content much simpler. It uses ‘blocks’ to add richness rather than shortcodes, custom HTML etc. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/’s strict content validation has helped identify formatting incompatibilities, and continued improvements are planned for future releases.
  • Add word and block count to table of contents.
  • Add support for meta attributes (custom fields) in block attributes. This allows block authors to specify attributes to live outside of `post_content` entirely.
  • Allow Gutenberg to be the default editor for posts with blocks and add links to classic editor.
  • AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility): add landmark regions.
  • Add metabox placeholder shell.

Other changes:

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