What’s new in Gutenberg? (18 September)

More than 46 contributors participated in 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/ 6.5 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.. It’s the last release that is going to be entirely included in the upcoming WordPress 5.3.

This release comes with a huge number of features, improvements and 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. Among these, the long asked for Social links 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..

It also adds support for local auto-saves to avoid content loss even in environments with unstable internet connections. Edits are saved locally, and a warning is displayed with the possibility to restore the local edits if available.

Several blocks have been updated with new features such as the support for border radius changes in the Button block and the possibility to add a caption to the Gallery block.

This release includes the possibility to install blocks that are not available locally directly from the block inserter if you have the required permissions. This feature is marked as experimental feature. A dedicated call for testing will be published soon.




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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 6.5.0 4.46s 54.43ms
Gutenberg 6.4.0 4.67s 53.30ms
Gutenberg 5.3 (WordPress 5.2) 6.16s 62.43ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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