What’s next in Gutenberg? (November)

This is a monthly update containing the high-level items, Gutenberg contributors are and should focus on for the next month.

Block Content Areas

In previous Gutenberg releases, a new wp_template Custom Post Type has been created to store block content areas and enable using Gutenberg outside the post content. In the next weeks, contributors will be working on expanding on this work:

  • Render the frontend template loader to support wp_templates 17626.
  • Add a temporary UI to edit these templates 17625.
  • Experiment with blocks targeting site options (title) 17207.
  • Work on a UI to save multiple entities (post, site, template…) from the same interface. 18029.
  • Nested template areas.

Menu Navigation Block

The Menu Navigation is also one of an important focus for this month. You . can follow all the related work on this project and the overview issue.

Tightening up

Existing interactions and blocks will be iterated on:

  • Gradients support across blocks 18001.
  • Theme API for gradients. 17841, 18008, 18028.
  • Improvements to the Media Flows. 16200.
  • Improve nested block navigation through a block hierarchy breadcrumb and explore selection tools. 17838 17088.