What’s new in Gutenberg? (31st October)

4.2 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 and can be grabbed here.

This update includes several fixes, refinements, performance improvements and other updates to the user experience and the different layers of APIs. Notably, it concludes the cycle for the formatting APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to extend Rich Text components allowing to extend its controls more easily.

Adding a new formatting control to inline formatting toolbar.

The inserter between blocks has been tweaked so that the experience is consistent with all “add 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.” buttons — it opens the full inserter now.

Show full inserter when clicking + button between blocks.

PluginPlugin A 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 developers can also register their own block categories and supply them with an icon for better clarity in the block library list.

Block categories can display an icon now.

4.2 🎲  / WordPress 5.0 (up to BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3)

Bug Fixes

Other Changes


Deprecations removed with this version.