What’s New in Gutenberg? (31st August)

Our final update for August aims to add further clarity to some coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. interactions, as well as fixing many issues. Notably, we are expanding on the previously called “Fixed Toolbar” mode — now named Unified Toolbar — as an optional mode for a more traditional writing environment. In our testing, this mode tends to be preferred by more experienced users who don’t mind the disconnect between the tools and the content blocks. There’s also an additional setting which focuses the editing experience on a single 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. at a time, as well as de-emphasizing some of the block boundaries. These tools can be combined at will to better suit personal preferences and creative workflows.

There are many improvements to individual blocks, conversions, templates, and interactions. We want to say thank you again to everyone who is engaging, raising concerns or making suggestions, and collaborating in making the project better with each release.

Updates to the Block Switcher Menu

3.7 🛵

Mobile Native


  • Resolve an issue where a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. responsible for stripping dynamic blocks from excerpts was never properly removed. Causing blocks like “Latest Posts” not rendering under some circumstances.
  • Restore min-width to popover menu.
  • Fix regression with wide toolbar placement.
  • Add e2e test for publishing a page.


Deprecations removed with this version.

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