What’s new in Gutenberg? (3rd April)

Foundational work and initial UI explorations to implement the block-based widgets screen are on-going. In the meantime, the contributors worked on a number of bug fixes and improvements. All the bug-fixes will be included in the next beta of WordPress 5.2.

Vertical alignment support




Bug Fixes



Performance Benchmark

The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~ 36000 words, ~ 1000 blocks) over the last releases. Such a large post isn’t representative of the average editing experience, but is adequate for spotting variations in performance.

Version Loading Time KeyPress event (typing)
Gutenberg 5.4.0 5.61s 74.88ms
Gutenberg 5.3.0 5.65s 73.37ms
Gutenberg 4.8 (WordPress 5.1) 8.21s 150.22ms
Gutenberg 4.7 (WordPress 5.0) 14.15s 201.27ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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