What’s new in Gutenberg? (19th October)

This update is considered to be the feature complete for starting the WordPress 5.0 cycle.

Highlights include 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. navigation system that can be used to access child and parent blocks within nested blocks easily. It also works as a way to navigate quickly through all the blocks in post. This is a top level affordance that works as a “path” finder and would be the basis for many of the phase 2 layout implementations.

Alternative mechanism for selecting nested groups.

There is also a new block, new style variations for Table, support for video backgrounds in the newly renamed Cover block, accessible date and color pickers, better visibility for style variations, and an “options” modal similar to the former “screen options” to toggle document and metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.-boxes on and off.

And this one shows a convenient block for splitting media and text in two columns with mid resizing. In phase 2, this can be the base for internal resizing of columns:

The next step is going to be to freeze the numerous APIs while bugs and outstanding backwards-compatibility issues are addressed.

4.1 is at the release candidaterelease candidate One of the final stages in the version release cycle, this version signals the potential to be a final release to the public. Also see alpha (beta). stage, which can be grabbed here.

4.1 🎾

Bug Fixes

Other Changes

Mobile Native

Deprecations removed with this version.

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