What’s next in Gutenberg? (December)

This is a monthly update containing the high-level items that Gutenberg contributors are focusing on for the next month. Join us in our efforts.

Block Content Areas

The previous weeks saw a lot of iterations towards building the block content areas APIs and the full site editing experience (Post content, Post title, Site title blocks landed, an early demo is now included in the plugin). In the next weeks, contributors will be working on expanding on this work:

  • Work on a UI to save multiple entities (post, site, template…) from the same interface. 18029.
  • Nested template areas. (Template parts). 18736.
  • Support for a view-only mode for non-admins. 18760, 18772.
  • Start working on a Full-site editing view/mode.
  • Start working on documentation and calls for testing.

Block Patterns

Block patterns are a way to provide a predefined set of blocks you can select for a given container block (Columns, Group, Media & Text) or without any container block as a way to insert a pre-made design into the editor. Some parts of the initial API are already available. In the next weeks, we’ll focus on implementing block patterns for several blocks and exploring UI to insert these patterns. 17335, 16283.

Tightening up

Existing interactions and blocks will be iterated on:

  • Polishing the Navigation block and addressing early feedback Projects/31.
  • Custom gradient picker 17603.
  • Improvements to the Media Flows. 16200.
  • Iterations on the block interface and the block toolbar 18667, 18686.
  • Toolbar Accessibility improvements 18619.

While these are our focuses don’t forget you can always help with triage, ‘needs testing’ and reviewing PRs