What’s new in Gutenberg? (30 October)

Work on 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. content areas and the navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. block is accelerating in this 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..

In the meantime, this release continues the work on Gradients support and expand it to the Cover block while relying on classnames instead of inline styles

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Block Nested selection and interactions is still being improved with a new Block Breadcrumb Bar allowing to quickly navigate the block hierarchy of . the current selection.

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  • Clear local autosaves after successful saves.
  • Fix the columns block width overflow issue when using more than two columns.
  • Fix the Link Rel input not showing the saved value of the link rel attribute.
  • Fix JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. errors triggered when using links without href in HTML mode.
  • Move the default list styles to the theme editor styles.
  • Fix Invalid import statement for deprecated call in the Modal component.
  • Fix a small visual glitch in the Publish button.
  • Prevent blank page when using the Media Modal Edit Image “back” button.
  • Allow the shortcode transform to apply to all the provided shortcodeShortcode A shortcode is a placeholder used within a WordPress post, page, or widget to insert a form or function generated by a plugin in a specific location on your site. aliases. 
  • Fix JavaScript error triggered when using arrows on an empty URLInput.
  • Fix extra margins added to Gallery blocks by list editor styles.
  • Fix custom button background color not reflected on reload.
  • Preserve List block attributes when splitting into multiple lists. 
  • Fix checkbox styles when used in metaboxes.
  • Makemake A collection of P2 blogs at make.wordpress.org, which are the home to a number of contributor groups, including core development (make/core, formerly "wpdevel"), the UI working group (make/ui), translators (make/polyglots), the theme reviewers (make/themes), resources for plugin authors (make/plugins), and the accessibility working group (make/accessibility). the FontSizePicker style independent from WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. styles.
  • Fix overlapping controls in the Inline Image formatting toolbar.
  • Fix strikethrough formatting when copy/pasting from Google Docs in Safari.
  • Allow media upload post processing for all 5xx REST APIREST API The REST API is an acronym for the RESTful Application Program Interface (API) that uses HTTP requests to GET, PUT, POST and DELETE data. It is how the front end of an application (think “phone app” or “website”) can communicate with the data store (think “database” or “file system”) https://developer.wordpress.org/rest-api/. responses.


New APIs


Add knobs to the ColorIndicator Story.

  • Several other enhancements to existing stories.
  • Linting fixes for Storybook config.
  • Fix Lint warnings triggered by JSDoc definitions.
  • Reorganize e2e tests specs into three folders: editor, experimental and pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.
  • Cleanup skipped e2e tests.
  • Add a link to Storybook from 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/ playground.
  • Optimize the wordpress/compose package to support tree-shaking.
  • Code Quality:
  • Fix several issues related to Node 12 becoming LTS.
  • Add the Block Inspector to the Gutenberg playground.


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 6.8.0 5.68s 47.28ms
Gutenberg 6.7.0 5.83s 47.92ms
WordPress 5.2 6.1s 63.22ms

👏 Kudos to all the contributors. Thank you.

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