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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 typeCustom Post TypeWordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. used to store reusable blocks from the blockBlockBlock 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. 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.
It brings news in the data parsing flow as well. Having a formal specification of the GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/ block grammar has allowed us both to maintain a stable coreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. during the almost 40 releases of the pluginPluginA plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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.
Implement a more sophisticated Editor Styles mechanism. 🖍 It allows themes to register editor styles for blocks by targeting the blocks themselves without having to fight CSSCSSCascading Style Sheets. specificity, and without having to know the internal DOM structure for the editor.
Brings great performance improvements in both time and memory.
Makes server-side parsing in PHP viable for accessing blocks as a tree.
Fix case where hasSelectedInnerBlock did not account for multi-selected innerBlocks. This caused an edge case in Spotlight mode where multiple blocks selected inside a column would appear unfocused.
Fix regressionregressionA software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. with margins around image captions.