What’s New in Gutenberg? (7th January)

GutenbergGutenberg The 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/ 4.8 is the first 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 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software. after WordPress 5.0 that is not going to be backported entirely to the WordPress 5.0.x releases. The bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes and performance improvements have been cherry-picked into the upcoming WordPress 5.0.3 release.

The Changelog is a bit long as it includes a lot of PRs that were merged but not included in previous versions due to the more critical work needed for the WordPress 5.0.x releases.

I’d like to particularly thank all the persons that helped and continue to help improve our docs. There has been a lot of nice improvements lately, including a Getting Started with JavaScript tutorial, improvements to the design guidelines to build blocks and high-quality README files for our UIUI User interface components.

Work on the performance of the editor is also continuing and we can expect more improvements in this area in the next releases as well.

Gutenberg Mobile

4.8 🚩

Performance

Enhancements

  • Add error messages to the image 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. on upload failures.
  • Merge similar i18n strings.
  • Disable clipboard button in file block during upload.
  • Persist alignment when transforming a gallery to an image and vice-versa.
  • Copy enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. to the embed block help text.
  • Improve the scrolling of the WordPress navigation menu.

Bug Fixes

Various

Documentation

Chore

Mobile

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