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Found a 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.?Create a ticket in our bug tracker.
Two weeks have passed since 11.2, so here we are again for a new 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/ release, 11.3.0. This update includes inserter performance improvements, new controls for 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. Dimensions, and some enhancements around how we handle Featured Post Images.
New Dimensions Panel
Replacing the Spacing Panel, this new Dimensions Panel gives us a deeper control over supported spacing, size, and other related style options. It also offers the ability to customize what you’d like to have shown. This is a great addition that builds on the overall dimension controls work across blocks.
Block inserter performance improvements
The block inserter is getting a big performance boost! Enjoy searching and inserting blocks with speed and ease.
Dimension controls for 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. Block
There are now new height, width, and scale controls for the featured image block, bringing it into greater parity with the Image block. This change impacts the 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 in a big way by allowing even more layout options.
New icons for Reusable Blocks and Template Parts
New icons are now available for Reusable Block and Template Parts to make them each more recognizable and more intuitive to interact with.
Reduce specificity of reset & classic styles. (32659)
Disable spellcheck and autocomplete in permalink slug field. (33708)
Dimensions Panel: Add new ToolsPanel component and update spacing supports. (32392)
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/.
Improve the likelihood of getting rich link previews by modifying UA string for URLURLA specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org Details REST API endpoint. (33747)
Template Mode: Add busy state to template creation modal. (33076)
Add error boundaries to 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. screens. (33771)
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)
Improve the performance of the parser by removing the automatic custom classnames handling. (33903)
Refactor the HierarchicalTermSelector so that it does not cause unnecessary loading of terms. (33418)
Template Mode: Remove ‘per_page’ argument from the template data selector. (33742)
Full Site Editing
Site Editor: Implement a settings object 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.. (33737)
Template part selection popover – minor style updates for visiblity. (33733)
Template Part placeholder – Add title step to creation flow. (33703)
Navigation: Fix navigation block appender invalidinvalidA resolution on the bug tracker (and generally common in software development, sometimes also notabug) that indicates the ticket is not a bug, is a support request, or is generally invalid.htmlHTMLHyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers.. (33964)
Enable the ability to remove a link from the Nav Link block in the Nav Block. (33777)
fix: Broken link in documentation to block support mechanism. (33780)
Update documentation to reflect new automated process for feature grouping. (33573)
link fix: Block editor 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. Tutorial. (33308)
Use the __unsafe_useEmotionCache in the useCx hook. (33982)
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Deprecate getAuthors in favor of getUsers. (33725)
No longer read from experimental-theme.json. (33904)
Remove the experimental prefix and rename theme.json files. (33925)
Refactor MetaBoxesArea to to functional components using 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.. (30542)
Add search performance measures and make other measures more stable. (33848)
Avoid double parsing the content when loading the editor. (33727)
Block Hierarchy Navigation waits for the column to be highlighted. (33721)
Widgets Editor: Try to fix flaky 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. inspector test. (33890, 33965)
Scripts: Use cssnano to minimize CSS files with build. (33750)
Scripts: Webpack configuration update to minimize CSS. (33676)
Scripts: Add missing fallback for target in webpack 5 configuration. (34112)
Include .jsx extenstion when linting import statements. (33746)
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/ Contributor Templates
Update 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. issue template to use forms. (33713, 33786, 33761)
Correct function_exists() check typo introduced in #33331. (33513)
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! 👏
Thanks to@javiarce for our preview assets, @cbringmann and @mkaz for proof reading this post, @annezazu‘s great copy edits, @priethor for shepherding the process along so helpfully, @youknowriad for helping 🧑🚒 with the release, and everybody else who contributed to this release for your wonderful work!