What’s new in Gutenberg? (17th August)

The release this week introduces a few significant user experience improvements. The inserter has been tweaked to accommodate new icons for all core blocks (with core embeds showing the icon for the corresponding service), more visual breathing room, and better handling of searches with diacritics. The new icons aim to encourage people creating their own blocks to supply their own SVG—the hope is to make sure we can avoid multiple cases of duplicated icons diminishing the overall ability to quickly scan blocks.

The publishing flow has been updated to show the tag input panel and post format selector before publishing. Previewing should also be a bit more robust in handling the new tab.

A new help modal—showing all available keyboard shortcuts—has also been added. Several shortcuts have been introduced: inserting a new block before / after the current block, toggling the inspector settings, removing a block, and showing said help menu.

Likewise, there are several bug fixes, notably for IE11 users.

Showing the new keyboard shortcuts panel.

3.6 🥒

Deprecations removed with this version.

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