What’s new in Gutenberg 16.7? (27 September)

“What’s new in 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/…” posts (labeled with the #gutenberg-new tag) are posted following every Gutenberg release on a biweekly basis, showcasing new features included in each release. As a reminder, here’s an overview of different ways to keep up with Gutenberg.

What's New In Gutenberg 16.7?

Gutenberg 16.7 has been released and is available for download!

16.7 is the last Gutenberg release ahead of the upcoming WordPress 6.4 release, so it’s packed with features and bugbug A 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. Exciting new features include the new Font Library for font management within the editor, lots of enhancements to pattern management, simplified lightbox functionality, and many UXUX User experience enhancements.

This release consists of 331 pull requests authored by 88 contributors, including 7 new contributors! 🥳 🎉

Table of Contents

  1. Font Management with the Font Library
  2. Import/Export of Patterns
  3. Explore New Pattern Filtering
  4. Naming Group Blocks in the Editor
  5. “My Patterns” Category Reinstated in Post Editor Inserter
  6. Simplified Lightbox Functionality for Images
  7. Background Image Control Added to Group Block
  8. New Social Link Icon for X
  9. Changelog
  10. First time contributors
  11. Contributors

Font Management with the Font Library

Screenshot of the Styles panel in the editor with the Typography settings open

The new Font Library allows users to install, remove, and activate typographic fonts from various sources in WordPress via the editor. The installed fonts are enabled globally, independent of the active theme in the /wp-content/fonts directory, similar to the Media Library. As part of this new feature, users can add fonts manually by uploading them from their local machine or choosing from a list of Google Fonts. (#53884 & #53307)

Import/Export of Patterns

Screenshot of a pattern in the editor with the options panel open, showing the new "Export as JSON" option

It’s now possible to import and export patterns as JSONJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. files directly from the site editor’s patterns screen. This change mirrors the existing import/export functionality in the /wp-admin patterns screen, making it more straightforward for all users to migrate patterns between sites. (#54337)

Explore New Pattern Filtering

Screenshot of the pattern list panel, highlighting the new filters dropdown

Pattern filters have been restructured, with filters now being housed within a dropdown at the top of the pattern list panel. A sticky headerHeader The 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. has also been added to the top of the list panel for improved navigation. (#54681)

Naming Group Blocks in the Editor

Screenshot of the editor with the List View open, showing a custom named block with the name, "My custom name"

Group blocks can now be named using custom naming. Naming these blocks will update their name in the List View, making it easier to distinguish between blocks. This enhancementenhancement Enhancements are simple improvements to WordPress, such as the addition of a hook, a new feature, or an improvement to an existing feature. marks another step forward as the Site Editor’s tools and features continue to expand. (#53735)

“My Patterns” CategoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. Reinstated in Post Editor Inserter

Prompted by feedback, the “My patterns” category has been reintroduced to the post editor’s inserter, providing a central place for users to view their custom patterns. (#54767)

Simplified Lightbox Functionality for Images

The Behaviors UIUI User interface introduced as an experimental feature in Gutenberg 15.9 has been removed and replaced with an “Expand on click” toggle in the Image 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.’s Inspector Controls and in the Global Styles. (#54509) (#54509)

The support for Behaviors in the theme.json has also been deprecated and will be removed completely in Gutenberg 17.0:

  • Users who enabled the “lightbox” behavior in their theme.json file should migrate to a new syntax where the lightbox is simply a new block-level setting:
“settings”: {
	“blocks”: {
		“core/image”: {
			“lightbox”: {
				“enabled”: true | false
				“allowEditing”: true | false
  • Note that the support for the “animation” value has been removed.

If you enabled the lightbox on any Image blocks using the previous Behaviors UI, please open and re-save posts that include those blocks to ensure they get migrated to the latest syntax.

With the removal of support for the “animation” value, all images will now only use the “expand” (zoom) animation, even if they had previously used the “fade” animation.

Background Image Control Added to Group Block

Background image support has been added to the Group block, in line with the color controls. (#53934 & #54439)

A new social link icon has been added for the X service. It can be found when searching for “X” or “Twitter”. (#54092)



Block Library

  • Social Links: Add X. (54092)


Font Library:

  • Add mime type validation for font uploads. (53986)
  • Font Collection backend. (54098)
  • Frontend [Stage 1]. (53884)
  • Font Collections frontend. (54566)


  • Allow import/export patterns as JSON files. (54337)

Block Editor

  • Adds ‘nofollow’ setting to inline links (rich text only). (53945)
  • Rename Group blocks in the Editor via Modal. (53735)


CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Data

  • Add edits data to the useEntityRecord. (54167)


  • Add non-listbox functionality back to CircularOptionPicker. (54290)
  • Added missing “middle” allowed tooltip position. (52147)
  • BlockSettingsMenu: Ensure only one block settings menu is open at a time. (54083)
  • Bundle the block copy handler within the BlockCanvas component. (54207)
  • Bundle the block selection clearer hook into the BlockCanvas component. (54209)
  • Ensure that ‘Duotone FilterFilter Filters 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.’ color pickers have relevant labels. (54468)
  • Export ProgressBar to allow it to be used. (54404)
  • FormTokenField – add prop to allow saving of tokens onBlur. (53976)
  • Refactoring BorderControl‘s unit tests. (54155)
  • Remove unnecessary padding-right on the dismissible notice. (52240)
  • Support controlling open/closed state for Dropdown and DropdownMenu. (54257)
  • ToggleGroupControl: Rewrite backdrop animation with framer motion shared layout animations. (50278)
  • ToolTip: Refactor using ariakit. (48440)
  • Tooltip: Add placement prop to replace deprecated position. (54264)
  • Tooltip: Add new hideOnClick prop. (54406)
  • Tweak border control button to proper metrics and simpler action. (53998)
  • Update FormTokenField styling for consistency and visibility. (54402)
  • Update spacing sizes control metrics and icons. (54470)
  • Update/form token field onblur. (54445)
  • Popover: Update positionToPlacement types. (54101)
  • SearchControl: Allow for 32px compact size, introduce option to change default size to 40px. (54548)

Block Library

  • #39457: Image block keep image size on replacing image. (49982)
  • Add __next40pxDefaultSize to featured imageFeatured image A 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. opacity control. (54389)
  • Add aspect ratio to image placeholder. (54216)
  • Allow using a button element for button blocks. (54206)
  • Buttons Block: Show inserter if button have variations (#53498). (53783)
  • Change dialogdescription for renaming group block. (54358)
  • Footnotes: Add missing placeholder instructions text. (54056)
  • Heading block: Add support for writingMode. (54351)
  • Improved description for the post-terms core block. (47715)
  • Make matrix position behave like valign. (54050)
  • Navigation block: Add core/buttons to the allowed blocks. (53966)
  • Remove unused prop from GroupPlaceHolder component. (51493)
  • Template parts: Use the template actions component for template parts patterns. (54173)
  • Text orientation: Rotate vertical text when the text is aligned (Upside down text). (53175)
  • Update parent labels in page attributes panel and page list block. (54403)
  • Use __next40pxDefaultSize on more UI. (54400)

Interactivity 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.

  • Add timeout option to navigate(). (54474)
  • Add manual Server Side Rendering (SSR) to the Interactivity API blocks. (54343)
  • Ensure that the view scripts of core blocks have the wp-interactivity dependency. (54594)
  • Image block: Revise lightbox UI to remove ‘behaviors’. (53851)
  • Image block: UI updates for the image lightbox (redo). (54509)
  • Override unfinished navigate calls. (54201)
  • Query LoopLoop The 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.: Add design enhancements for the “enhanced pagination” setting. (54455)
  • Query Loop: Allow “enhanced pagination” only with core blocks. (54347)
  • Query block: Start prefetching on first click to next/previous. (54781)


  • Add categories to user patterns, and allow filtering by these in site and post editor. (53835)
  • Add editing of pattern categories to site editor. (54640)
  • Add user categories to site editor sidebarSidebar A 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. navigation screen. (53837)
  • Add user pattern categories to post editor inserter patterns tab. (53933)
  • Apply white background to the preview as a fallback. (54534)
  • Merge unsynced into inserter patterns tab and add paging and filtering. (54007)
  • Update empty template part label. (53842)
  • Memoize useSelect for usePatterns. (54588)
  • Site Editor: Prevent unintended actions on the classic theme. (54422)

Design Tools

  • Add back tooltip to styles UI. (54574)
  • Add block gap to Post Content block. (54282)
  • Add block instance elements support for buttons and headings. (53667)
  • Background Image block support: Add reset menu item. (54341)
  • Block Supports: Add background image support to Group block. (53934)
  • Columns: Adopt button and heading element colors. (54104)
  • Update block styles UI. (54446)
  • Improve background image control. (54439)

Site Editor

  • Copy: End the Templates page description in the Site Editor with a period. (54221)
  • Edit Site: Update progress bar to determinate. (53399)
  • Follow up visual tweaks to block-specific commands. (54427)
  • Site editor sidebar: Abstracting footer so it can be used across details screens. (54082)
  • [Page Inspector]: Add ability to switch templates. (51477)

Global Styles

  • Rename settings & userSettings props to value & inheritedValue respectively in ImageSettingsPanel. (54593)
  • Update Block specific CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. label to include additional instructions. (49626)

Block Editor

  • Use gray color on link control advanced toggle. (54545)
  • Verse: Exit on triple Enter. (53332)
  • Block editor: hooksHooks In 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.: Fix rules of hooks violations (2). (48943)
  • Always show the total number of patterns even with only one page. (54813)


  • Font Face: Backportbackport A port is when code from one branch (or trunk) is merged into another branch or trunk. Some changes in WordPress point releases are the result of backporting code from trunk to the release branch. from Core changeset 56500. (54218)
  • Font Library: Changing the upload directory to wp-content/fonts. (54122)
  • Font Library: Load collection JSON data from a URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org in the collection configuration. (54067)
  • Font Library: Use wporg cdn to host the google fonts json data. (54795)


  • Theme Previews: Make the back button customizable. (54242)

PluginPlugin A 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

  • Remove ‘Footnotes’ and ‘Comments’ from the non-dynamic block registration list. (54154)


  • Correct function name handleFileChange is replaced by wrong function name. (52250)

List View

  • Allow Escape key to deselect blocks if blocks are selected. (48708)
  • Try directing focus to the list view toggle button when closing the list view. (54175)

Block API

  • Deprecated get_file_path_from_theme method. (45831)

Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Make the shortcuts provider optional. (54080)


  • refactor(blob): Type URL parameter as optional. (49201)

Collaborative Editing

  • Try bundling sync package. (54738)

New APIs


  • Revert “Export ProgressBar to allow it to be used”. (54428)

Block API

  • Stabilize Block Hooks feature. (54293)

Data Layer

  • Data: Introduce countSelectorsByStatus redux metadata selector. (53767)


  • Add useStateWithHistory hook and use to show a block editor with undo/redo. (54377)
  • BlockEditor: Add BlockCanvas component = Iframeiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser. + BlockList + WritingFlow. (54149)
  • Extract undo/redo as a separate package. (54292)

Bug Fixes


  • Add children back to toolbar item render for rendered components. (53314)
  • Add missing useState import in Border Control documentation. (49476)
  • Adjust input-style__focus mixin to proper focus size. (54398)
  • DropdownMenu v2: Fix submenu chevron direction in RTL languages. (54036)
  • Fix incorrect focus style size on InputControl. (54394)
  • Make CircularOptionPicker focus styles resilient to button size changes. (54196)
  • PaletteEdit: Fix padding in RTL mode. (54034)
  • Popover: Set is-positioned class only after animation has finished. (54178)
  • Storybook: Restore previous URL for the introduction documentation page. (54247)
  • Storybook: Update doc param values for ConfirmDialog. (54130)
  • Update borderFocus to ADMIN.theme. (54425)
  • Use standard focus style on BorderControl. (54429)
  • DateTimePicker: Fix onChange callback check so that it also works inside iframes. (54669)

Post Editor

  • Adds animation state for DFM off to post editor header. (54244)
  • Block Editor: Memoize the createPageEntity callback. (54580)
  • Edit Post: Avoid fetching the edited template for non-viewable posts. (54158)
  • Editor: Catch errors when creating terms. (53369)
  • Fix layout when post content is root block. (54485)
  • Make order of pinned items consistent. (53908)
  • Prevent the list view shortcut from typing unexpected characters. (54078)
  • Top Toolbar: Prevent the focus outline of the button from being cut off. (54172)
  • Try using fallback layout instead of default in post editor. (54371)
  • [Edit Post]: Toggle Distraction free mode mode based on compatibility. (54073)

Block Library

  • Block Moving Mode: Prevent the block from being moved into itself. (54137)
  • Fix navigation block submenu focus when closing menu with the ESC key. (54299)
  • List Block: Fix numbering style to be applied correctly. (53301)
  • Navigation Link: Restore tooltip. (54263)
  • Post navigation link: Fix the writing mode setting on the front. (54053)
  • PreviewOptions: Fix critical error when children not passed. (54284)
  • Remove role attribute when set to null in data-wp-bind. (54608)
  • [Commands]: Add group/ungroup commands only when eligible. (53988)
  • Replace the gutenberg_ prefix with wp_ in image block. (54678)
  • Navigation block: Fix padding on mobile overlay when global padding is 0. (53725)


  • Command Palette: Fix duplicate Patterns command. (54133)
  • Don’t output root padding when editing patterns. (54373)
  • Fix user pattern categories in site editor inserter. (54641)
  • Remove pattern category as a variation for post terms block. (54532)
  • StartPageOptions: Improve conditions to show modal only on a brand new page. (54245)
  • Add My patterns back to post editor inserter categories. (54767)
  • De-emphasise pattern filters in inserter. (54681)
  • Fix All Patterns category default display. (54721)
  • Fix bug with new categories not showing. (54768)
  • Fix bug with pattern categories not saving sometimes. (54676)
  • Fix category type for back link. (54753)
  • Fix duplication of uncategorized patterns. (54755)
  • Inject the theme name into the block attributes. (54595)
  • Reinstate my patterns category in site editor. (54726)
  • Require a title in the creation modal. (54717)
  • Use slug as fallback for empty title. (54731)
  • Allow non-user patterns under Standard sync filter. (54756)
  • Check that pattern is synced before replacing blocks with synced pattern on creation. (54804)
  • Fix back navigation after pattern creation. (54852)
  • Fix category control width in site editor. (54853)
  • Improve sentence case consistency of labels and notices. (54807)

Block Editor

  • Add keyboardReturn submit button back to LinkControl. (52620)
  • Formats: Memoize link value passed to the LinkControl. (54603)
  • List: Merge consecutive lists. (52995)
  • Rich text: Fix useAnchor (remove nextElementSibling). (54013)
  • Iframe: Adjust keydown event bubbling. (54565)
  • Reset page after changing pattern filters or search value. (54774)
  • Block Editor: Fix ‘isBlockSubtreeDisabled’ private selector. (54618)

Site Editor

  • Bump the z-index of the rename modal. (54277)
  • Default template lookup should use slug, not the full permalink, in the site editor. (54599)
  • Fix “Blogblog (versus network, site) title” input border radius in Index / Home details panel. (54192)
  • Hide ghost top toolbar. (54555)
  • CreateTemplatePartModal: Disable the ‘Create’ button while saving. (54716)


  • Ensure font-face styles are printed in iframe editors. (54313)
  • Font Face & Font Library: Load PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 or higher files only if the main class does not exist. (54103)
  • Gutenberg Plugin: Add hook to allow writing-mode as a safe CSS property. (54581)
  • Update readme.txt “tested up to 6.3”. (54072)
  • Update cherry-pick script to correctly verify GitHubGitHub GitHub is a website that offers online implementation of git repositories that 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/ CLICLI Command Line Interface. Terminal (Bash) in Mac, Command Prompt in Windows, or WP-CLI for WordPress. setup. (54720)
  • Conditionally remove deprecated ‘print_emoji_styles’. (54828)


  • Font Library: Ensure merged fontFace data is enconded as an array instead of an object. (54435)
  • Font Library: Fix duplicate variants with different file types. (54490)
  • Font Library: Setting wp_font_family custom post typeCustom Post Type WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Custom Post Types gives your site the ability to have templated posts, to simplify the concept. as _builtin and not plublic. (54559)
  • Font Face: Get name from “fontFamily” setting, not “name”. (54615)
  • Font Library: Fix modal width on mobile viewport. (54518)
  • Font Library: Fix space above theme fonts in font library modal. (54598)
  • Font Library: Fix error installing system fonts. (54713)
  • Font Library: Remove font files created by tests after tests run. (54771)
  • Font Library: Avoid rendering font library ui outisde gutenberg plugin. (54830)

Widgets Editor

  • Edit Widgets: Fix broken layout. (54372)
  • Edit Widgets: Fix invisible action area when the top toolbar is enabled. (54329)
  • Fix top toolbar for the customizerCustomizer Tool 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. widgets sidebar control. (54255)

Global Styles

  • Font Library: Fix notification error for actions related to custom fonts. (54535)
  • Prevent layout changes from saving the whole inherited settings object. (54500)

Block API

  • Blocks: Fix incorrect placement for hooked blocks in the parent container. (54349)
  • Pass correct content argument to enter transforms. (54108)
  • Block Hooks: Avoid processing empty content for loaded templates. (54719)

Rich Text

  • Revert: Rich text: Copy tagtag A 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.) name on internal paste. (54301)

Interactivity API

  • Image: Fix block serialization test case to cover deprecation of behaviors. (54570)
  • Query Loop: Select first anchor inside Post Template with “enhanced pagination” enabled. (54730)


  • Fix ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. forwardRef warnings for TooltipAnchors. (54492)


  • Fix extra undo/redo step when removing or replacing all blocks. (54457)

Synced Patterns

  • Patterns: Apply layout and alignment to synced patterns in the editor. (54416)

npm Packages

  • Workflow: Fix the issue with npm publishing for WP major version. (54088)


  • useMediaQuery: Avoid crashing on Safari < 14. (54023)

Nested / Inner Blocks

  • Fix: InnerBlocks allowed blocks change with different sizes. (53943)


  • Post Content: Ensure layout classnames are applied in readonly preview. (53864)

Document Settings

  • Set the timezone correctly. (48083)

React i18ni18n Internationalization, 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: Invalidinvalid A 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. import in react-i18n documentation. (54308)

Design Tools

  • Background Image control: Use consistent button, ensure descriptive text accounts for no image selected. (54711)

Collaborative Editing

  • Make sure sync code only runs when experiment is enabled. (54710)

Core Data

  • core-data: Fix nested property access with undefined name. (54790)

AccessibilityAccessibility Accessibility (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)

Block Library

  • Comments form: Accessibility fixes for back-end. (54393)
  • Navigation: Add ariaLabel block support. (54418)
  • Table block: Fix semantic structure for screen readers on back-end. (54324)


  • Improve Notice component accessibility. (54498)
  • Making Circular Option Picker a listbox. (52255)
  • Allow Modal to place focus on first element within contents via new API. (54590)
  • Improve the placeholder instructions accessibility. (45801)

Site Editor

  • Clarify the “Entity” message of the snackbar. (54333)
  • Use solid accent color selection in command palette. (54318)

Block Editor

  • Update nofollow control label. (54184)


  • Use median instead of average to stabilize First Block metric. (54157)
  • improvement: Reduce the use of the _wp_array_get function. (51116)

Block Library

  • Footnotes: Add block-level caching when parsing content for footnotes. (52577)
  • Table of Contents: Use a custom store subscription for observing headings. (54094)
  • getClientIdsOfDescendants: Support single ‘clientId’ as a argument. (54421)

Site Editor

  • Edit site: Prevent enqueuing entire stylesheet in iframe. (54254)
  • Fix first block locator’s page reference. (54188)


  • Move mapping of values from core-data selector into consumers. (54576)

Block API

  • Unnecessary JSON decoding in block parser. (54424)


  • Tooltip: Render tooltip markup in the DOM only when open. (54312)

Post Editor

  • Editor: Memoize ‘getNestedEditedPostProperty’ selector helper. (54160)

Developer Experience

  • Tests: Improve the environment setup. (54309)


Interactivity API

  • Remove wp_store from query block. (54359)


  • Add a documentation page to explain how to implement undo/redo in a third-party editor. (54546)
  • Add the Commands Data page to Handbook. (53634)
  • Bootstrap a documentation website tailored towards the usage of Gutenberg outside WordPress. (54375)
  • Button: Undocument the focus prop. (54397)
  • Docs: Add missing callout class. (54558)
  • Docs: Add note about enqueueing assets in the iframe and trim whitespace. (54125)
  • Docs: Consolidated design Reference with the main Design Contributions doc. (51065)
  • Docs: Move Glossary page to Getting Started. (54120)
  • Docs: Move the FAQ page to Getting Started. (54117)
  • Docs: Overhaul the Development Environment section of the Block Editor Handbook. (54395)
  • Docs: Remove Outreach doc from Getting Started section. (54314)
  • Docs: Remove unneeded block theme docs. (51071)
  • Fix bullet hierarchy. (47178)
  • Fix createI18n package import location. (51328)
  • Fix incorrect image src in Design Contributions doc. (54302)
  • Fix: Broken links on ToolbarGroup documentation. (54229)
  • Fix: Remove unrequired code from BorderControl documentation. (54348)
  • Fix: Wrapped ref in quotes in theme.json documentation. (54591)
  • Incorrect file extension?. (54134)
  • Theme JSON schema: Fix “not allowed error” in settings property. (54521)
  • Try: Allow multiple attribute to be a string in upload components. (53350)
  • Update Commands documentation with examples and more context. (54441)
  • Update the components changelog to mark the popover slot removal as a breaking change. (54022)
  • Update versions in WP for 6.3.1. (54069)
  • Updated Related Components Links. (49176)
  • Updates Edit and Save code examples to have matching open/closing tags. (53915)
  • [Docs: Getting Started / Block Development Environment] Updates on the text to improve clarity and preciseness. (54563)
  • documentation – Contribution Triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors.: Formatted text and changed some titles and structure. (54258)
  • documentation [Block Editor Handbook / Getting Started / Block Development Environment]: Fix links. (54571)
  • Add missing global declaration in DocBlockdocblock (phpdoc, xref, inline docs) of interactivity files. (54683)

Code Quality

  • Adds removal notice to view.js.mustache. (54105)
  • Block editor: Remove __unstableElementContext and filter EditorStyles instead. (52888)
  • Improving error messages and codes in jest-console, matcher.js. (53743)
  • Indicate nested paths on __experimentalSaveSpecifiedEntityEdits. (54161)
  • JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. unit tests: Update popover matcher. (54168)
  • Style engine: Sync doc changes from core. (54650)


  • Composite: Refactor to TypeScript. (54028)
  • FocusableIframe: Refactor to TypeScript. (53979)
  • IsolatedEventContainer to Typescript (just test file). (54316)
  • Popover: Remove custom frame scroll/resize listeners. (54286)
  • Revert FormTokenField – add prop to allow saving of tokens onBlur. (54444)
  • Toolbar/ToolbarDropdownMenu Typescript Conversion. (54321)
  • ToolbarGroup – Typescript. (54317)
  • with-focus-outside: Convert to TypeScript. (53980)


  • Revert usePatternsState to return an array instead of object. (54582)
  • Add missing dependency of @wordpress/patterns on @babel/runtime. (54118)
  • Move category map creation out of useSelect. (54584)
  • Remove experimental prefixes from patterns package. (54338)
  • Site editor: Consolidate constants. (54484)
  • Fix sidebar nav screen fallback category. (54754)

Post Editor

  • Annotations: Run end-to-end tests with iframe. (54191)
  • EditPostPreferencesModal: Refactor to remove snapshots for index.js. (54141)
  • Extract WordPress specific styles from the BlockTools component. (54356)
  • PageAttributesParent: A minor fixes for useSelect and useMemo hook usages. (54433)
  • PostSyncStatus: Derive sync status inside the selector. (54159)

Block Library

  • Heading: Remove unused ‘aria-label’. (54223)
  • Image Editor: Fix ESLint warnings and remove unnecessary dependencies. (53506)
  • Pattern Category: Set ‘publicly_queryable’ to false. (54567)
  • Post Terms: Fix a ‘useSelect’ warning in the ‘usePostTerms’ hook. (54068)

Interactivity API

  • Prepare image lightbox for private version of the Interactivity API in 6 4. (54547)
  • Remove gutenberg_should_block_use_interactivity_api and the old implementation of interactive blocks. (54297)
  • Search block: Switch interactivity to the Interactivity API. (53343)

Site Editor

  • Remove Tooltip workarounds added in the site and block editor. (54450)
  • RevisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision.: Remove ‘gutenberg’ query param from revisions.php. (54166)
  • Prune store constants. (54585)
  • Use constants rather than hard coded template strings. (54586)

Rich Text

  • RichText: Remove __unstableOnSplitMiddle. (54183)


  • Fluid typography: Backporting Core since annotations. (54204)
  • Font Face: Remove static instance in wp_print_font_faces(). (54228)
  • Font Library: Refactor logic to disable font library in the frontend. (54748)

Block Editor

  • Improve code commenting around focus mount behaviour of rich text Link UI. (54085)
  • List e2e: Run all tests with iframe. (54181)


  • Use override editor style API. (54466)


  • Require minimum WordPress 6.2. (53451)
  • Ensure that Block Hooks work correctly after landing in WP core. (54651)
  • Update uuid package to 9.0.1. (54725)


  • Iframe: Skip scoping styles. (46752)



  • Button: Update test assertion to match test name. (54260)
  • E2E: Do not run page actions in beforeEach hook when using fixme. (54065)
  • Fix Font library unit tests. (54645)
  • Font Library: Remove upload_mimes filter after uploading fonts. (54647)
  • Migrate RichText end-to-end tests to Playwright. (53493)
  • Perf Tests: Update base point to compare. (54111)
  • Puppeteer tests: Try to fix failing tests related to notices in core. (54452)
  • Remove accidental addition of perf test results (2). (54363)
  • Remove accidental addition of perf test results. (54355)
  • Update WPCSWPCS The collection of PHP_CodeSniffer rules (sniffs) used to format and validate PHP code developed for WordPress according to the WordPress Coding Standards. May also be an acronym referring to the Accessibility, PHP, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, etc. coding standards as published in the WordPress Coding Standards Handbook. to v3.0, and fix all reported Coding Standards issues. (53866)
  • Modal: Add more unit tests. (54569)
  • end-to-end Test Utils: Add new fixtures for performance metrics. (52993)
  • end-to-end Tests: Fix ‘no-useless-not’ ESLint warnings. (54652)
  • package(e2e-test-utils): Update fixtures. (54128)
  • wp-scripts: Add support for Playwright. (53108)
  • Font Library: Use resolvable domain in test. (54763)
  • Global styles tests: Fire hooks when updating post. (54836)
  • Remove action to fix tests. (54806)
  • Font Library: Fix set upload dir test. (54762)

Build Tooling

  • Backport tools: Filter PRs to be cherry picked by merged date. (54171)
  • Changelog tool: Update Automated Testing label. (54070)
  • Running npm run format:Php may result in an error. (54162)
  • Scripts: Correctly resolve entry points when the directory is symlinked. (54212)
  • Upgrade wp-prettier to v3.0.3. (54539)
  • Update typescript-eslint to v6. (53975)

First time contributors

The following PRs were merged by first time contributors:

  • @andrewhayward: Making Circular Option Picker a listbox. (52255)
  • @jamiemchale: Fix createI18n package import location. (51328)
  • @johnhooks: refactor(blob): Type URL parameter as optional. (49201)
  • @MericKarabulut: Improving error messages and codes in jest-console, matcher.js. (53743)
  • @Piyush-Deshmukh: Fix: Wrapped ref in quotes in theme.json documentation. (54591)
  • @Rajinsharwar: Editor: Catch errors when creating terms. (53369)
  • @toolstack: Set the timezone correctly. (48083)


The following contributors merged PRs in this release:

@aaronrobertshaw @afercia @alexstine @andrewhayward @andrewserong @annezazu @anomiex @anton-vlasenko @aristath @artemiomorales @atachibana @bangank36 @bfintal @bph @brookewp @c4rl0sbr4v0 @carolinan @chad1008 @chintu51 @ciampo @DAreRodz @dcalhoun @derekblank @draganescu @ediamin @ellatrix @fluiddot @gaambo @geriux @getdave @glendaviesnz @gvgvgvijayan @gziolo @hellofromtonya @jameskoster @jamiemchale @jeherve @jffng @johnhooks @jordesign @jorgefilipecosta @joshuatf @jrtashjian @jsnajdr @juanmaguitar @kevin940726 @kkoppenhaver @kmanijak @leewillis77 @luisherranz @madhusudhand @MaggieCabrera @Mamaduka @margolisj @masteradhoc @matiasbenedetto @mburridge @mcsf @MericKarabulut @mhimon @michalczaplinski @mikachan @mikejolley @mokagio @ndiego @ntsekouras @Olein-jp @petitphp @Piyush-Deshmukh @Rajinsharwar @ramonjd @richtabor @SantosGuillamot @SaxonF @scruffian @spacedmonkey @stokesman @swissspidy @t-hamano @tellthemachines @thelovekesh @toolstack @torounit @tyxla @vcanales @walbo @WunderBart @youknowriad

Props to @siobhyb, @czapla, and @artemiosans for co-writing; @saxonafletcher for the visual assets; @annezazu, @priethor, @andraganescu, @cbringmann, and @ngreennc for peer review; @bernhard-reiter for helping publish the release to WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/.

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