What’s new in Gutenberg? (12th September)

The release this week, apart from numerous improvements and fixes across the board, includes a new “full screen” mode, and improved mechanisms for styling blocks from a theme perspective. It also exposes the custom post type used to store reusable blocks from the block inserter as a way to manage saved blocks in bulk — an often requested feature. There are plans to expand on the possibilities here so stay tuned for the next series of updates.

Showing Toolbar improvements and Full Screen Mode

It brings news in the data parsing flow as well. Having a formal specification of the Gutenberg block grammar has allowed us both to maintain a stable core during the almost 40 releases of the plugin and lately to allow competing parser implementation to evolve and be compared in terms of performance and correctness. In concrete terms, we are shipping a new default implementation that is hundreds of times faster than the spec and has been stress tested with really long posts (including Moby Dick). These tests are also available for anyone to run against. Memory consumption has also gone down dramatically for server side operations. I’d like to specially thank Dennis Snell and Ivan Enderlin for their great work improving this area.

3.8 🥖

Deprecations removed with this version.

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