What’s new in Gutenberg? (1st May)

More than 31 contributors participated in this 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/ release. It comprises of a number of improvements, including to the button 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. focus states, theming, and block mover controls with full- and wide-aligned blocks.

Improved Button block focus state
Improved block breadcrumb placement with movers present



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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress event (typing)
Gutenberg 4.8 (WordPress 5.1)8.6s154.1ms
Gutenberg 4.7 (WordPress 5.0)11.2s191.44ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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