What’s New in Gutenberg? (6th February)

@mapk said earlier that the 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/ repository is on fire 🔥, he was not lying. More than 52 contributors participated in 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..

This release is also the first release dropping support for WordPress versions prior to 5.0.

As part of the widgets 2 blocks project, this release introduces the RSS 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..

RSS Block

The amazon kindle embed provider has been added recently to WordPress, this release adds the corresponding block to the editor.

Amazon Kindle Embed Block

It also brings some improvements to existing blocks including the possibility to define a custom focal point for the cover block’s background.

Cover Focal Point Picker

5.0 🇩🇪

Features

Enhancements

Bug Fixes

Various

Documentation

Chore

Mobile


👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg