What’s next in Gutenberg? (May)

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

Full Site Editing

Work on this major focus is ongoing and is expected to continue iterating over the next months.

The Site Editor UI is improving constantly and it remains a priority while other important building pieces will be tackled such as the Query block and the controlled InnerBlocks APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways..

The important tasks have been split into sections and highlighted on this overview issue.

Global Styles

The Global Styles work remains a major focus for this month. The important tasks for the month here are:

You can follow the progress of this project on this overview issue.

Navigation Screen

The new Navigation Menu screen and Navigation 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. will continue to be iterated on and polished.

Refining the interface

The previous releases saw a big UIUI User interface update for the editor canvas and the inserter. The team will continue to iterate based on the remaining tasks and the user feedback.

The remaining tasks here include:

  • Support pattern categories.
  • Improvements to the inserter tips.
  • Better canvas inserters (also called sibling inserter)

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

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