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It’s that time of the fortnight again: We’ve just published a new release of GutenbergGutenbergThe 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/! Version 10.2 brings to you a number of additions to Full-Site Editing (FSE) and Global Styles, and a sizeable list of improvements to the editing experience, as well as bugbugA 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.
Offering Patterns on BlockBlockBlock 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. setup
Introducing some initial explorations on how specific patterns can be better surfaced from a block’s placeholder state. Upon inserting a Query block there’s now a setup step that allows picking a block pattern for it to use. This allows users to start with a good design basis. Note that this goes beyond what block variations afford, as it’s an APIAPIAn 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. that can directly connect with a block pattern categoryCategoryThe 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.. The candidate block patterns are fetched via a new API that allows querying for patterns that include a given block type.
Alternatively, the user has the option to “start empty”, in which case they’ll be able to choose from the existing CoreCoreCore is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. block variations (e.g. Title & Date, Title & ExcerptExcerptAn excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox., etc).
Spacer Block width can be adjusted (in Navigation Block)
When inserted into a parent block that dictates a horizontal orientation (such as the Navigation Block), the spacer block’s width (rather than height) can now be adjusted. This makes some new cool customizations possible on horizontally-stacked blocks.
Transform Media & Text to Columns
It has been possible for a while to transform any single block into a Columns block (with a single column). For the Media & Text block, that behavior is unlikely to produce the desired outcome. Thus, when transforming a Media & Text block into a Columns block, it will now result in two columns (and all the relevant fixings from the original block).
Hide writing prompt from subsequent empty paragraphs
Rather than showing the “Start writing or type / to choose a block” prompt in each of a number of subsequent empty paragraphs, we now only show it in the first one.
Components: Try to make the order of fills stable in regular slots. (29287)
Add expandOnFocus, showHowTo and validateInput experimental props to FormTokenField. (29110)
Hide writing prompt from subsequent empty paragraphs. (28275)
Plugins: Add scoping functionality to the Plugins API. (27438)
The registerPlugin() function (in the @wordpress/plugins package) now accepts a scope argument that will limit that pluginPluginA 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 to be displayed only by <PluginArea /> components with a matching scope prop. See #27438 for more details.
Fix editor crash when converting block with visible styles to reusable (after a save and page reload). (29059)
Fix reusable block crash when converting a just created reusable block to blocks. (29292)
Yelp: Fix foreground color, make background transparent. (29660)
Social Links: Replace CSS variables with block context approach. (29330)
Table of Contents block:
Fix links when in archive loopLoopThe Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. https://codex.wordpress.org/The_Loop. or when using “Plain” permalink structure. (29394)
Fix inline block styles minification issues with calc(). (29554)
Packages: Update the publishing command for npm with next dist tagtagA directory in Subversion. WordPress uses tags to store a single snapshot of a version (3.6, 3.6.1, etc.), the common convention of tags in version control systems. (Not to be confused with post tags.). (29379)
Ignore build folders when native unit tests. (29371)
Search block: Add missing space to provide valid HTMLHTMLHyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers.. (29314)
Blocks: Ensure that metadata registered on the server for core block is preserved on the client (try 2). (29302)
Gallery Block: Fix the crop images setting. (29823)
Fix Error: Could not process the ‘wp-config.php’ transformation. (29800)
Revert “Block edit: Avoid memoized block context in favour of useSelect”. (29621)
Fix specificity conflictconflictA conflict occurs when a patch changes code that was modified after the patch was created. These patches are considered stale, and will require a refresh of the changes before it can be applied, or the conflicts will need to be resolved. of blocks with single classes as selectors. (29378)
Fix specificity issue between theme and user styles. (29533)
Custom Link Color: Do not apply to buttons. (29557)
Implement skip serialization for color key in style att. (29253)
Site Title: Add text decoration and text transform controls. (29622)
Prevent clicking on tag and category links in the site editor. (29583)
Print nothing in the front end if there are no results in Query block. (29521)
[Query block] Remove exclusion of current page id. (29432)
Handle missing categories/tags in Query block. (29424)
Query block setup with block patterns integration. (28891)
Update template descriptions for clarity and humanity. (29531)
i18ni18nInternationalization, or the act of writing and preparing code to be fully translatable into other languages. Also see localization. Often written with a lowercase i so it is not confused with a lowercase L or the numeral 1. Often an acquired skill.: Fix the template area unassigned type string. (29617)
Temporary hack to render blocks in customizerCustomizerTool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings.. (29365)
Fix shortcodeShortcodeA 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. not showing in the widgets screen. (29282)
Add NVDA instructions to the accessibilityAccessibilityAccessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accessibility) testing documentation. (29312)
Component Systems: Update references to external module. (29233)
Docs: Add info about npm release types and their schedule. (29028)
Docs: Update slug for block-based theme tutorial. (25839)
Rename load_separate_block_styles to load_separate_block_assets. (29703)
Update the minimum WordPress version required by the gutenberg plugin too 5.6. (29701)
Components: Ensure that SlotFill does not use portals in React Native. (29631)
Docs/Tools/CI: Update references from master to trunk. (28433)
Site Editor: Browsing sidebarSidebarA sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. templates menu restructure. (28291)
Template part ‘area’ term – reword confusing ‘type’ terminology. (29679)
Add i18n support for template part variations’ descriptions. (29612)
Multi entity save panel – remove dynamic copy. (29637)
Table of Contents block
Add Table of Contents block (dynamic rendering + hooksHooksIn WordPress theme and development, hooks are functions that can be applied to an action or a Filter in WordPress. Actions are functions performed when a certain event occurs in WordPress. Filters allow you to modify certain functions. Arguments used to hook both filters and actions look the same. version). (21234)
Deregister TOC block until issues are resolved. (29718)
Reset all WP Adminadmin(and super admin) styles in the wrapper of the editor styles. (29590)
Revert “[Mobile] – Fix splitting/merging of Paragraph and Heading”. (29587)
Try updating the minimum required WordPress version for the plugin. (29579)
Improve the block editor handbook table of content. (28665)
RN: Add Bottom Sheet Select Control component. (28543)
RichText: Bypass paste filters for internal paste. (27967)
Block Directory: Update search results list UIUIUser interface. (25521)
The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~36,000 words, ~1,000 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.
KeyPress Event (typing)
Kudos to all the contributors that helped with the release! 👏