What’s new in Gutenberg? (2 October)

This is release is essentially focused on stability and performance. These 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 and improvements have now been included in WordPress 5.3 beta 2.

At the same time, architectural work is continuing to prepare the block content areas editing capabilities.



  • Turn Stack on mobile toggle on by default in the Media & Text 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..
  • Only show the Inserter help panel in the topbar inserter.
  • Use minimum height instead of height for Cover height control label.
  • Update the buttons styling to match coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress..
  • Add preview examples for multiple core blocks.

New APIs

  • Implement EntityProvider and use it to refactor the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. block attributes.







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)
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/
WordPress 5.25.69s57.65ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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