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The first quarter of the year is coming to an end, and with it, 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/ 10.3 comes as well! This release brings us some important changes to Global Styles, as well as several improvements to blocks such as the Navigation 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., enhancements to the inserter, an editor performance boost, and even a few new blocks! As always, many 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 are included, too.
Improving the Block toolbar
In order to provide a consistent UIUIUser interface across blocks, blocks have seen their toolbars rearranged following a standard grouping layout. While the last release saw the Image block have its toolbar standardized, this time a whole set of blocks have been normalized as well, including blocks such as Button, Buttons, List, Heading, Paragraph, Quote, Audio, File, Media and Text, Video, Site Logo, Cover, and Post Featured ImageFeatured imageA featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. blocks.
Themes have always had the responsibility of defining alignments in the frontend through CSSCSSCascading Style Sheets. rules. They also define different widths for both the editor and frontend. The content width, whether they support wide alignments or not, and the CSS to support all these combinations can be very hard to write properly.
With Full Site Editing, the templates are written in blocks and edited in the site editor. This means that the editor has to match the front end as much as possible while allowing theme authors to tweak these alignments and widths in the editor. If this doesn’t happen, it causes confusion and frustration as seen in the feedback from the FSE Outreach Program.
To address these requirements and to simplify the way themes define and style alignments, Gutenberg 10.3 introduces the concept of layout and layout configuration, a feature automatically enabled when you rely on a theme.json file (experimental-theme.json file at the moment).
Theme authors should be able to make use of this feature by adding a layout config to their theme.json file and indicating in their block templates which containers inherit that config. The layout config is also automatically applied to the post editor.
Changes in theme.json block supports and supported styles
Block supports are no longer used to decide whether the styles in the theme.json file for a block should be used or not. However, block supports are still used to show UI controls in both the block & global styles 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., but themes can now use any theme.json style property that exists in any block:
With the goal of providing classic template 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.) features with blocks, up to three new blocks are introduced in this release. The LogIn/Out block is now available to provide login and logout links. Optionally, it can display the login form instead of a link by setting the available block attribute.
Two new blocks for archive pages are also available. The Term Description block displays the description of categories, tags, and custom taxonomies. On the other hand, the Archive Title block displays the title of the archive itself.
Cover block improvements
The Cover block now supports drag and drop for replacing the background image.
Editor performance improvements
In recent releases, the time it took for the editor to load increased slightly due to the growing number of patterns available in the Inserter. Gutenberg 10.3 fixed this so that the editor performs well regardless of the number of available patterns!
Add since versions to the deprecated features. (30072)
Blocks: Add “theme” category and better present Template Parts in the inserter. (30020)
Verse block: Add support for the padding to the verse block. (29820)
Components: Allow multiple words in the autocomplete phrase matcher. (29939)
Gutenberg 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: Improved cache bust without filemtime for assets. (29775)
Icons: Hint the lowercase icon by 0.15px to correct the font weight appearance. (29754)
Media: Use image default size from settings. (29966)
Fix regressionregressionA software bug that breaks or degrades something that previously worked. Regressions are often treated as critical bugs or blockers. Recent regressions may be given higher priorities. A "3.6 regression" would be a bug in 3.6 that worked as intended in 3.5. with multi select style. (30128)
Fix the issue with block style preview when example missing. (29894)
Fix sibling block inserter displaying at end of block list. (29920)
Revert showing empty paragraphs on fronted. (29809)
Show the active block variation’s icon in Select mode. (30143)
Blocks: Adding onRemove event to verse block. (30104)
Cover: Improve disabled media buttons check for placeholder. (29858)
Fix overzealous aspect ratio scaling for embeds. (29510)
Update the layout alignment description for better clarity. (29974)
Gutenberg Plugin: Update “requires at least” value to 5.6. (29646)
E2E Tests: Stabilize randomly failing tests in trunktrunkA directory in Subversion containing the latest development code in preparation for the next major release cycle. If you are running "trunk", then you are on the latest revision.. (29836)
Navigation Component: Align item text to the left/right. (30083)
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.: Add widgets customize inspector. (29755)
Add a layout configuration to the Group block and theme.json and make alignments declarative. (29335)
Add client ID trees selectors in block navigation. (29902)
Add description field to Post Content block. (29971)
Add preload_paths filterFilterFilters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/Hooks. They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. for widgets screen and full site editing. (28701)
Add support for experimental layout in Post Content block. (29982)
Add layout support to the Template Part block. (30077)
Add link color option in Site Title block. (29924)
Fix Query 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. block margin. (30078)
Remove alignments from the root level of the site editor. (30079)
Remove headerHeaderThe header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. toolbar transition in reduced-motion mode. (29764)
Remove unused QueryProvider in Query block. (29947)
Template Part: Identify template parts in error messages. (28398)
Increase importance of submenus staying open. (30169)
Keep submenus open on select in the editor. (29713)
Match editor markup to rendered in Navigation Link block. (29935)
Move theme location settings to navigation editor sidebar. (29458)
Navigation MenuNavigation MenuA 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.: Show submenus only on select in the editor. (29869)
Unset font weight and text decoration inheritance in Navigation block. (30011)
Use the interface package for the navigation screen. (30013)
Visual and design improvements for List View. (29769)
Fix warning when widgets block editor is disabled. (30318)
Iterate on widgets REST APIREST APIThe 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/. endpoints. (29649)
Load block editor assets in the navigation and widgetWidgetA WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. editors. (30076)
Unify menu item styles for Navigation Block and Page List blocks. (29975)
Use a default sans serif font for the widget screen. (30084)
Remove superfluous sentence in create block tutorial. (30062)
Update block design principles with a new section on how to group controls. (29816)
Update the quick view image on the documentation homepage. (29808)
Editor: Clarify the purpose of the @wordpress/editor package. (30136)
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.: Replace dead link in README.md. (29699)
Interface: Fix typos in interface package. (29740)
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. Fetch:
Move is-typing and is-outline-mode classes up the tree. (30106)
Move nav mode exit from writing flow to block props. (30175)
Refactor ServerSideRender to use React 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.. (28297)
Remove obsolete editor styles for List block. (30094)
Set delay to zero in the reduce-motion mixin and tests. (29762)
Eslint Plugin: Add TypeScript as peer dependency and make it optional. (29942)
GitHubGitHubGitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that can can easily be shared, copied and modified by other developers. Public repositories are free to host, private repositories require a paid subscription. GitHub introduced the concept of the ‘pull request’ where code changes done in branches by contributors can be reviewed and discussed before being merged be the repository owner. https://github.com/ Workflows:
Use Gutenberg token for version bump, changelog commits. (30212)
Packages: Enforce version bump for production packages after WP major. (29903)
Unit Testing: Allow TypeScript modules for transpiled packages. (29873)
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! 👏