What’s new in Gutenberg? (1st May)

More than 31 contributors participated in this Gutenberg release. It comprises of a number of improvements, including to the button block 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

5.6

Enhancements

Bug Fixes

Various

Documentation

Mobile

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 5.6.0 6.7s 94.2ms
Gutenberg 5.5.0 6.6s 88.7ms
Gutenberg 4.8 (WordPress 5.1) 8.6s 154.1ms
Gutenberg 4.7 (WordPress 5.0) 11.2s 191.44ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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