What’s New in Gutenberg? (23th 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/ 4.9 is a big milestone in terms for performance improvements for Gutenberg. It introduces a new asynchronous mode for blocks rendering improving the responsiveness of the editor.

The Documentation efforts are still on-going with three new tutorials leveraging the Format API, the Sidebar Plugins API and Post Meta Blocks as well as a number of improved README files for our UIUI User interface components.

In terms of developer experience, this 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. includes a lot of improvements to our e2e tests including support for aXe AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) testing.

Table 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. Stripes
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4.9 🇦🇺

Performance

Bug Fixes

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Extensibility

Documentation

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Mobile

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