What’s new in Gutenberg? (29th May)

More than 42 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 includes a number of valuable improvements and two important bugbug A bug is an error or unexpected result. Performance improvements, code optimization, and are considered enhancements, not defects. After feature freeze, only bugs are dealt with, with regressions (adverse changes from the previous version) being the highest priority. fixes that are going to be backported into the next WordPress 5.2.2 release.

The work to improve the built-in 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. library is still ongoing. Heading blocks support custom text colors and we plan to expand this to other textual blocks in the future.

Gallery images can now be reordered inline without opening the media modal. Drag and drop support is being explored.

This release includes a working proof-of-concept of the block-based widgets screen. You’ll be able to edit/update your widgets areas using any available block. This will allow us to polish the UIUI User interface and clear out bugs in the next releases.




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 5.3 (WordPress 5.2)6.1s64.2ms
Gutenberg 4.8 (WordPress 5.1)7.7s150.6ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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