What’s new in Gutenberg? (16 September)

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/ 9.0 is out! The main focuses for this release are improvements to the Navigation Screen and to the Query 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..

The Navigation screen has a new and improved look, and now supports drag and drop inside the list view:

Lots of cool features have been added to the Query block, including search, filtering by author and support for tags. Here are some pics of the updated interface:

9.0

Features

  • Query block:
    • add search. (25222)
    • add filtering by author support in Query block. (25149)
    • add order and order by support. (24691)
    • add tags support. (25005)
  • Navigation screen:
    • add drag and drop to List View. (23952)
    • implement redesign of screen. (25178)
    • add support for advanced menu item properties. (25062)

Enhancements

  • Drag&Drop: add drag handle to block toolbar. (24852)
  • Drag&Drop: improve single block case. (25107)
  • Include the block variations on the inserter selector. (25182)
  • List view styling improvements. (25143)
  • Update pencil icon. (25135)
  • Refactor and make consistent post and site headers. (25134)
  • Limit the block slash inserter to 9 items and show most used by default. (25113)
  • Polish menu item icon locations. (25106)
  • Improve the block and patterns search algorithm. (25105)
  • Template part: attribute feature parity with group block. (25029)
  • Allow sharp gradients. (24967)
  • Post content: show placeholder if trying to render itself. (24010)
  • Add reusable block icon. (23552)
  • Let ID-less gallery shortcodes fall to ShortcodeShortcode A 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. block. (25144)
  • Mirror WordPress 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 install text for blocks. (25084)
  • Allow inserting an h1 using # + space. (25075)
  • Widgets screen: add plugin area. (25074)
  • Add title attribute to Navigation Link block. (24993)
  • Add a way to change template parts. (24990)
  • Transform multiple heading blocks to list or paragraphs. (24977)
  • Remove redundant type badges in navigation link control. (24885)
  • Fix multiple trailing inserters for nested InnerBlocks. (24836)
  • Search Block: Add button, label, and width options. (24666)
  • Display labels instead of icons in top toolbar. (24304)
  • Add option to show icon labels. (24234)
  • Add a "reinstall" button when a block type is not found. (22631)

Bug Fixes

  • Template part: fix rename before customize 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.. (25206)
  • Template part: fix auto-drafting to support sub-directories. (25063)
  • Template part: use cleaned slug to query. (25030)
  • Classic block: optional chain on possibly null editor. (25163)
  • Classic block: show contents on load. (25162)
  • Embed Block: Fix crash in isFromWordPress helper if preview.htmlHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. is false. (25140)
  • Cover block: fix width regressionregression A 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.. (25103)
  • Navigation block: reduce subnavigation arrow padding. (24200)
  • GlobalStyles: fix nested features algorithm. (25215)
  • GlobalStyles: fix settings name. (25040)
  • Widgets screen: convert the toolbar to ARIA toolbar. (25111)
  • Widgets screen: add labels for settings and close button. (25101)
  • Navigation screen: fix creating Navigation from pages or menu with HTML in title. (24673)
  • Element: add and upgrade @types/{reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/.,react-dom} dependencies. (25086)
  • Add safeguard to AuthorSelect component until authors are fetched. (25214)
  • Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 error when users don’t have access to the Appearance menu. (25073)
  • Polish horizontal movers. (25037)
  • Fix PHP Notice: Check that the query arg exists before using it. (25006)
  • Fix gradient swatches stacking badly with scrollbar. (25002)
  • Fix unlinked padding controls JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. error. (25000)
  • Show external icon on help button. (24622)
  • Check if block attributes exist before splitting. (25229)
  • Revert "InnerBlocks: Introduce prop to specify render callback for each block.". (25196)
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Data: Bring back support for nested _fields values. (25083)
  • Prevent TypeError for projects without a local Prettier configuration. (25068)
  • Image Block: Properly show errors on drag n drop. (25004)
  • Add block inspector virtual bubbling option. (24991)
  • Remove extra slash from $block_json_file. (24829)
  • Inserter: Test to make sure the Inserter menu is closed. (24610)
  • Date: Update moment-timezone package to support string timezones. (22866)
  • Fix enqueue presets for global styles. (25286)
  • Fix stylesheet generation. (25293)

Experiments

  • Group block: add padding support. (24966)
  • Control the block editor via theme.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.:
    • support for custom link color. (25148)
    • support for custom spacing. (25141)
    • support for custom line heights. (25043)
    • support for custom font sizes. (25038)
    • support for custom gradients. (24964)
  • Navigation component: composition proposal. (25057)
  • Replace accessibilityLabel by label on RadioGroup. (25128)
  • Global styles:
    • add 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. at edit site screen. (24250)
    • print minified css. (24924)
    • centralize style & support mappings for blocks. (25185)
    • centralize client side global styles mappings. (25056)
    • set property to change one property accept all lodash paths. (25159)

Documentation

  • Add readme for UngroupButton. (25142)
  • Fix typo in AlignmentMatrixControl readme. (25125)
  • Update AlignmentMatrixControl readme. (25124)
  • Add preview options component readme. (25104)
  • Add block types list component readme. (25066)
  • Fix typo in block base themes tutorial URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org (25024)
  • Update block inspector component readme. (24998)
  • Add block variation picker component readme. (24995)
  • Update Versions in WordPress doc to include 5.5.1. (24988)
  • Add block parent selector component readme. (24962)
  • Add block icon component readme. (24947)
  • Update dev environment setup. (24871)
  • Correct since version for block parser package. (24819)
  • Add BlockCard component readme. (25150)
  • Fix link to ubuntu docker notes. (25060)
  • Fix/block parent selector component readme. (24997)
  • Update Storybook URL from text to a real link. (24974)
  • Update triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. doc to include pull request mentions. (23105)

Code Quality

  • Repo: Add .gitattributes to specify text=auto. (25224)
  • Block Directory: Use Array.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. to implement new/unused block selectors. (25211)
  • Data: Remove flowRight call from metadata reducer. (25180)
  • Data: Add a comment about why we normalize resolvers to objects with fulfill method. (25102)
  • Api-fetch: Remove redundant next parameter from middleware calls. (25001)
  • Api-fetch: Simplify the code that executes the handlers. (24999)
  • Block Supports: Ensure consistent output in different PHP versions. (25240)
  • Add regression end-to-end test for the classic block initialization issue. (25169)
  • Update or retire deprecated colors. (25213

Build Tooling

  • Env: Update docker volumes during wp-env start. (24778)

Various

  • Update package-lock.json. (25223)
  • Update gradle-node-plugin to use actively maintained fork. (25208)
  • Bump @storybook/react major version. (25161)
  • Use WordPress Menu 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.. (25132)
  • Update modularity.md. (25007)
  • Remove Embeds for Facebook and Instagram. (24472)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 9.06.96 s28.99 ms
Gutenberg 8.96.97 s28.98 ms
WordPress 5.56.97 s27.54 ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg? (2 September)

The big focuses throughout this release cycle were full site editing (FSE) and the widgets screen. On the FSE front, multiple FSE blocks were implemented and are now available for testing in the FSE experience (“Site Editor”). With regards to the widgets screen, more details are shared below.
Aside from these two focuses, 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/ 8.9 contains some small new features, multiple 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, and some performance improvements.

Widgets moved out of experiments

One of the objectives of WordPress 5.6 is to allow using blocks in widgetWidget A 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. areas. This is a complex task, and for now there is no decision on whether the new screen should be available for all users or a subset of users. Your feedback may help weigh the options.

In Gutenberg 8.9, the 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.-based widgets screen is enabled by default and replaces the default WordPress widgets screen. Themes and plugins are able to opt out of this screen by calling remove_theme_support( 'widgets-block-editor' ) or by using the gutenberg_use_widgets_block_editor filter respectively.

Your testing, feedback, and insights are very useful to inform the direction of the next iterations. If you come across any bugs, please submit a new issue in the Github repository.

8.9.0 🇧🇯

Features

  • Enable the block-based widgets screen. (24843), (24087)
  • Add character count to the info panel. (24823)
  • Latest Post Block: Allow adding links to featured images. (24548)
  • List block: Add color controls. (21387)

Enhancements

  • Disable the tools menu while the code editor is enabled. (24923)
  • Add picture keyword to the Image block. (24755)
  • Adding a maximum height to the long blocks previews. (24493)
  • Add “read more” keyword to the More block. (24794)
  • Improve the UXUX User experience of inactive widgets area on the widgets screen. (24790)
  • Trim whitespace from rendered widgets. (24789)
  • Block Directory: Explicitly close the inserter on block add. (24709)
  • Make strings translatable in block patterns. (24647)
  • Improve the UIUI User interface of the custom gradient pickers. (23802)
  • Adds suggestions for categories and formats to link controls. (22600)
  • Clarify the font size control label. (24619)
  • Convert all px values in front-facing styles to relative (em) units. (24523)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix infinite 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. in the Disabled component. (24935)
  • Fix wp-env start for non-english WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. sources. (24884)
  • 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. HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. structure on the widgets screen. (24866)
  • Fix 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. flickering caused by the block preview border. (24739)
  • Don’t use an offset when dragging using a draggable chip. (24707)
  • Fix Image alignment controls styles in the Latest posts block. (24655)
  • Improve the focus state of the tags control remove button. (24632)
  • Fix Crash after undoing with the top toolbar on. (24629)
  • Avoid double borders on the metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. boxes panels. (24627)
  • Fix Inline text-color regex edge-case. (24621)
  • Fix inserter z-index. (24614)
  • Missing selected block highlighting in the list view. (24609)
  • Fix the Pullquote block text color after unsetting the main color. (24600)
  • Fix style specificity for Button blocks with outline style and background colors. (24599)
  • Remove references to $default-font from front-facing styles. (24567)
  • Center-align the block variations buttons. (24547)
  • Fix categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. select in QueryControls component. (24516)
  • Image Block: Prevent Alt and caption written during image upload from being discarded. (24471)
  • Correct the Unicode character used to represent the macOS Control key. (24452)
  • Fix undefined $block_type->supports PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 error. (24411)
  • Fix adminadmin (and super admin)-theme colors in the editor canvas. (24408)
  • Limit the number of fetched tags to avoid infinite queries. (23841)
  • Fix error when inserting a 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.) with an apostrophe. (21693)
  • Fix the alignment of the trashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days. post button. (24889)
  • Make legacy widgets support for non-class-based widgets. (24861) (24792)
  • Remove WP_Widget_Block from the legacy dropdown list. (24787)
  • Fix isSavingWidgetAreas selector. (24788)
  • Inserter: Update the search form placeholder text when changing tabs. (24697) (24802)
  • Avoid lossy HTML entities encoding by setting charset. (24645)
  • Embeds: Don’t transform into specialized embed block variation if it’s not registered. (24559)

Performance

  • Fix getBlocks selector performance issues causing typing lags on Gutenberg 8.8.0. (24835)
  • Preload widgets on the widgets screen. (24855)
  • Only request the required fields to populate the parent page list. (23637)

New APIs

  • Core Data: Implement _fields data reuse for entities. (19498)

Experiments

  • Site Editing: Blocks
    • Add Post Comment block. (24781)
    • Add Post Comment Date block. (24854)
    • Add Post Comment Author block. (24824)
    • Add Post Hierarchical Terms Block. (24091)
    • Adds icons and descriptions to Post blocks. (24603)
    • Make Site title block render a link. (24725)
    • Add heading level toolbar to the Site title block. (24758)
  • Site Editing: UI
    • Alert when trying to leave the Site Editor with unsaved changes. (24659) (24719)
    • Update Template Part Block Placeholder Button Styles. (24633)
    • Template Part block – add border states in the editor. (24498)
  • Global Styles and theme.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. APIs:
    • Allow enabling/disabling custom colors from theme.json config. (24761) (24932)
    • Rename features.colors to features.color. (24933)
    • useEditorFeature: Take block context into account. (24416)
  • Navigation block and screen:
    • Add Post, Page, Category and Tag variations to Link. (24670)
    • Add block inspector to nav screen. (24669)
    • Add opt-in Navigation block rendering. (24503)
    • Support drag-and-drop for submenus of navigation blocks. (24479)
    • Fix invalid textarea markup. (24641)
    • Add unit tests for edit-navigation store. (24681)

Documentation

  • Document Components
  • Update tutorial Creating a block-based theme. (24736)
  • Correct BoxControl values in README examples. (24717)
  • Add ToggleControl at related components section in FormToggle documentation. (24636)
  • Typos and tweaks: (24857), (24811), (24695), (24650), (24628).

Code Quality

  • Keep the default color CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. variables for npm package consumers. (24890)
  • Refactor components as functional components:
  • Refactor and move drag and drop geometry code. (24715)
  • Only update state if we have a valid reference. (24496)
  • Add state for storing dragged block client ids to block-editor store. (24782)
  • Remove commented-out blank line. (24858)
  • Simplify gutenberg_widgets_init when $hook === ‘widgets.php’. (24793)
  • Refactor block drop event handlers into a single hook to support drag and drop in List View. (24649)
  • Move DOM utility functions from wordpress/blocks to wordpress/dom. (24618)
  • 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/. warning on text color formatter. (24686)

Build Tooling

  • Update package lock file. (24815)
  • Update the minimum version and the tested up to flag of the Gutenberg 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. (24693)
  • Build: Make the watch rate slower to avoid using a lot of CPU while developing. (23998)
  • Fix Performance Tests on CI. (24925)
  • Add tests for slashing behavior. (24785)
  • Add permissions PHPUnit tests. (24784)
  • Update browserlist dependency. (24756)
  • Allow local Prettier configuration to take precedence in the recommended ESLint configuration. (24590)

Performance Benchmark

Gradual changes in the editor have made its rendering pipeline more asynchronous. As a result, the usual metrics (loading time, typing time) that we collect in the performance benchmarks may have not always represented the performance gains and losses experienced by some users.

We are improving the way times are measured to account for the more async nature of the editor rendering. We will update this post with performance results once we are confident that they accurately measure the performance of the editor.

The synchronicity changes in question only affect Gutenberg 8.8 and 8.9.
The numbers shared for previous releases are still an accurate way of measuring the editor’s performance.

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg (August 19)

With the release of WordPress 5.5 (🎉) comes a new release of 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/! Gutenberg 8.8. Contributors have continued to squash bugs, refine experiences, and make progress on several big projects.

Full site editing has progressed with updates to Global Styles, the Post 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. suite, and Template management. The back-compatibility of the new Widget Screen was improved. The Widgets screen is a project that’s part of a wider effort to add more block enabled sections to the WordPress experience.

This release also saw important 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) and mobile improvements to user-interfaces like the Toolbar, navigation menus, and Popovers.

All this and more in the wonderfully jam packed change log below:

8.8.0 🇳🇬

Enhancements

  • Copy: Use “block patterns” strings consistently. (24457)
  • Remove hardcoded color from the Recent Comments block. (24410)
  • Remove hardcoded styles from the Separator block. (24366)
  • Block toolbar: Split switcher from mover and simplify styles. (23971)
  • Use the block label 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. for BlockTitle component. (23847)
  • 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.: Translate all strings inside the Large 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. Button block pattern. (24499)
  • Block Movers: Use a bigger mobile touch target. (23761)
  • Block Movers: Use a bigger visible focus rectangle. (23760)
  • Update the top toolbar buttons color. (24420)
  • Remove editor styles from front-facing stylesheets. (24439)
  • Block Toolbar More Menu: Switch back to the vertical ellipsis icon. (24426)
  • Removes hardcoded body text color from some block patterns. (24424)

New APIs

  • Support the default block classnames in dynamic blocks. (24546)
  • Support the custom classnames hook in dynamic blocks. (24483)
  • Stabilize the accessible Toolbar component and deprecate the old usage. (23316)
  • Add store icon to Icons package. (23867)
  • Allow POST requests in <ServerSideRender>. (21068)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix inserter expecting experimental settings to exist in the context. (24554)
  • Fix Image block caption jumps on Safari. (24540)
  • Fix Media Text block: Always show images on top on mobile. (24468)
  • Hide Preview menu on small viewports. (24537)
  • Fix canInsertBlockType selector returning true for blocks that don’t allow inner blocks. (24514)
  • Fix the huge font size on the editor when using the default font sizes presets. (24492)
  • Fix Cover block: Impossible to reset the minimum height value. (24490)
  • Fix Post preview button only appearing on small screens. (24487)
  • Fix deduplication of style rules for server-side block support flags. (24486)
  • Fix the quick inserter results limit for block variations. (24481)
  • Fix tiny editor preview when using Mobile or Tablet options with metaboxes enabled. (24478)
  • Fix custom gradient picker unable to change predefined gradients with hex colors. (24470)
  • Fixing duplicated wp-block classes in block-list. (24466)
  • A11yAccessibility 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):
    • Make the inserter behave as a popover. (24429)
    • Fix incorrect aria description in the Block List View. (24533)
    • Add arrow navigation in Preview menu. (24465)
    • Add arrow navigation to Warning dropdown menu. (24333)
    • Add an example to the buttons block to avoid focus loss issue. (24434)
  • Fix rendering non-Latin characters on aligned Cover blocks. (24447)
  • Remove --wp-admin-theme-color reference from frontend styles. (24436)
  • Prevent links from being focusable inside the Disabled component. (24397)
  • Image Editing: Fix alignment of aspect-ratio button. (24343)
  • Fix retrying of post-processing of edited images. (24081)
  • Set error state when there is an upload error in during file upload. (24017)
  • Block Directory: Decode entities in block title & description. (24172)
  • Preview menu: Remove redundant “opens in a new tab” hidden text. (24427)
  • Fix uploading PDFs in the File block. (24318)

Experiments

  • InnerBlocks: Introduce prop to specify render callback for each block. (24232)
  • Navigation:
    • Display children of inner block controllers in the block navigator. (24083)
    • Add font-size support to the the Navigation block. (24531)
  • Template Parts and saving flow:
    • Move the title to the block toolbar. (24450)
    • Fix Template Part renaming error. (24500)
    • Fix Site Title Save Bug. (24302)
  • Post Blocks:
    • Post Tags block: Fix 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. where no tags are rendered. (24082)
    • Post Tags block: Support color, font-size and line-height customization. (24069)
  • Full Site Editing:
    • Load php files only if experiment is enabled. (24182)
  • Global Styles:
    • Consider any user changes to global styles as publishable. (24293)
    • Add support for more style properties in the global context. (24298)
  • Widgets screen:
    • Refactor the widgets screen to rely on dedicated endpoints. (24290)
    • Make the list of widgets excluded from the legacy widgetWidget A 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. block extensibleExtensible This is the ability to add additional functionality to the code. Plugins extend the WordPress core software. via a 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.. (24271)

Documentation

  • Add undocumented global styles blocks & properties. (24421)
  • Remove “experimental” from title of editor filters. (24382)
  • Add instructions for disabling the Block Directory. (24357)
  • Remove duplicate questions in FAQ. (24355)
  • Indicate custom-fields support is required for registering metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress.. (24325)
  • Add block directory submission guidelines. (23545)
  • Typos and tweaks: (24511) (24244) (24491) (24361) (24340)
  • Update the “Create a Block” Tutorial. (24545)
  • Getting started: Add a MAMP section. (24241)

Code Quality

  • Refactor embed block to single block with block variations. (24090)
  • Upgrade ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. version to 16.13.1. (21289)
  • Update lodash to 4.17.19. (24401)
  • Register the block attributes server-side for blocks with support flags. (24400)
  • Refactor components as functional components:
  • Remove unnecessary selector from the PostTitle block. (24418)
  • Remove unnecessary ad-hoc class application for dynamic blocks. (24223)

Build Tooling

  • Run wp-env start before PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 unit tests in package scripts. (23797)
  • Upgrade eslint-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-jsdoc to latest version. (24586)
  • Add full parameters for emulateNetworkConditions. (24144)
  • Add an end-to-end regressionregression A 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. test for the “Browse All” inserter button. (24396)

Performance Benchmark

Update: Gradual changes in the editor have made its rendering pipeline more asynchronous. As a result, the usual metrics (loading time, typing time) that we collect in the performance benchmarks may have not always represented the performance gains and losses experienced by some users.

We are improving the way times are measured to account for the more async nature of the editor rendering. We will update this post with performance results once we are confident that they accurately measure the performance of the editor.

The synchronicity changes in question only affect Gutenberg 8.8 and 8.9.
The numbers shared for previous releases are still an accurate way of measuring the editor’s performance.

A big thanks to all the wonderful contributors that helped with this release! 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg (August 5)

WordPress 5.5 is around the corner and 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 have been busy fixing a number of important issues to make sure the editor on 5.5 is as stable as possible. Gutenberg 8.7 changelog reflects that with a number of fixes including important a11yAccessibility 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) ones.

At the same time, contributors are increasing the development pace on the next big projects. Global styles are being worked heavily on with the hope of shipping it by WordPress 5.6.

This release also saw a lot of improvements to the Post 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. suite that constitutes one of the important bricks for the Full Site Editing project.

8.7.0 🇹🇼

Enhancements

  • Make “Attempt Block Recovery” the default option of block invalidation. (24263)
  • Add a block example to the Buttons block. (24249)
  • Make the padding for the nav block inserter content the same for all sides. (24084)
  • Improve margin within the media replace popover. (24309)
  • Move “Convert to regular blocks” button to the reusable block toolbar. (24066)
  • Consistently autosave edits. (23962)
  • Use Post Type label for Document tab in Settings 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.. (17311)
  • Update the Group block description. (24297)
  • Remove bottom margin of components dropdown menu item. (24227)
  • CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. Block Patterns improvements:
    • Adds “Heading and paragraph” pattern. (24143)
    • Updates “Large header and a paragraph” pattern. (24142)
    • Updates the “Large header” pattern. (24141)
    • Updates the “Quote” pattern. (24140)
    • Updates “Two images” pattern. (24139) (23856)
    • Updates “Three columns of text with buttons” pattern. (24138)
    • Updates “Three buttons” pattern. (24137)
    • Updates “Two buttons” pattern. (24136)
    • Updates ‘”wo columns of text” pattern. (24135)
    • Update “Two columns of text with images” pattern. (24134)
    • Update the “Large header and button” block pattern. (24177)
  • Block Directory: Use local assets with automatic asset detection. (24117)

New APIs

  • Add support for delete operations to @wordpress/core-data entities. (21557)
  • Add server-side handling for the block ‘align’ supports flag. (24122)
  • Add isDestructive style to Button. (22921)
  • wordpress/create-block: Enable loading translations for created blocks. (24125)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix htmlHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. mode for non light blocks. (24335)
  • Fix block movers overlapping. (24349)
  • Fix List RichText backward compatibility for multiline root 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.). (24324)
  • Block patterns: Fix translatable strings. (24317)
  • Preserve the seconds when editing dates using the TimePicker component. (24305)
  • A11y:
    • Announce block selection changes manually on windows. (24299)
    • Fix arrow navigation in the LinkControl suggestions. (24222)
    • Avoid focus style from being cut on the categories panel. (24197)
    • Avoid focusing the block selection button on each render. (24195)
    • Avoid rendering the clipboard textarea inside the button. (24194)
    • Fix missing focus outline in Add New Tag. (24187)
    • Fix dropdown menu focus loss when using arrow keys with Safari and Voiceover. (24186)
    • Fix the gallery buttons focus style. (24157)
    • Update the editor landmark regions. (24196)
    • Mover control: Remove drag cursor. (23759)
  • Fix block insertion place after clicking Browse All in the inline inserter. (24285)
  • Fix last.fm svg icon alignment. (24278)
  • Cover: Fix padding controls showing null units. (24251)
  • Consistently show the default style variation if none provided. (24217)
  • Fix gradient RGBA/HSLA inputs’ width. (24214)
  • Popover: Fix arrow color to match content border color. (24208)
  • Fix dragging multiple blocks downwards resulted in blocks inserted in wrong position. (24183)
  • Fix Button block colors in the editor. (24153)
  • Fix the save shortcut in the code editor. (24151)
  • Fix PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 notices when a block hasn’t declared ‘supports’. (24131)
  • Fix Block Directory icons. (24086)
  • Block Breadcrumb: Fix arrow direction in RTL. (24074)
  • 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 missing plural forms for block related strings. (24071)
    • Merge similar translationtranslation The process (or result) of changing text, words, and display formatting to support another language. Also see localization, internationalization. strings in the RSS block. (24159)
    • Merge similar translation strings – tables. (24169)
  • useBlockSync: Fix race condition when onChange callback changes. (24012)
  • Allow enter to insert line breaks even if template is locked. (23330)

Experiments

  • Full Site Editing and Site editor:
    • Add alignment support to post content block. (24014) (24077)
    • Post Title Block: Add style attributes. (24246)
    • Remove more initial PHP state. (23775)
    • Template Part: Improve title editing interactions. (23661)
    • Update the Post author, ExcerptExcerpt An 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. and Comment blocks to use lightBlockWrapper. (24253)
    • Query blocks: Support wide alignments in the editor. (24229)
    • Post Comments Block: add block alignment support. (24226)
    • Post Excerpt block: Added icon and description to Post Excerpt block. (24203)
    • Post Date block: Added Post Date icon and updated block with icon and desc. (24178) (24225)
    • Post Author block: Added a description. (24171)
    • Post Comments Counts: Add style attributes. (24167)
    • Post Comments Form: Add style attributes. (24162)
    • Post Author and Post Excerpt: change editor selector class. (24104)
    • Post Comments block: add style supports for text and background settings. (24080)
    • Post excerpt block: Add color, fontSize, lineHeight, and text alignment. (23945)
    • Add Post Tags block description and icon. (23496)
    • Add a description to the Post Title block. (23494)
    • Update Post Author block to use __experimentalColor and __experimentalLineHeight. (23044)
  • Global styles:
    • Fix link color style property name in global styles. (24296)
    • Fix merge algorithm. (24294)
  • Navigation Block and screen:
    • Fix Navigation Block submenu being overlapped by Cover block overlay. (24062)
  • APIs:
    • Add initial support for themes to control the editor. (24275)
    • Prefix useSimulatedMediaQuery __experimental. (24279)
    • URLInput Customizable control rendering. (24115)

Documentation

  • Update Gutenberg FAQ with more recent information. (24202)
  • Clarify custom link color documentation for themes. (24056)
  • Add a link to the WordPress Data guide. (24327)
  • Document the new block tools theme support and core block patterns. (24265)
  • Replace the demo link of the Gutenberg Storybook in the documentation. (24212)
  • Docs: Update default values for Popover props ‘noArrow’ and ‘position’. (24207)
  • Added missing documentation link for contributor handbook. (24179)
  • Docs: Convert Block Registration RFC to the Block Metadata document. (23832)
  • Typos and tweaks: (23899) (24057) (24033) (24211) (24100)

Code Quality

  • Improve rootClientId comparison in useBlockDropZone. (24307)
  • Clarify wp.blocks.createBlock error message. (24287)
  • Convert blocks to function component with 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.:
    • BlockInvalidWarning. (24284)
    • ReusableBlockConvertButton. (24015)
  • Add missing prop to WPBlockVariation type definition. (24110)
  • Remove deprecated blockType.context support. (24155)
  • Wrap LinkControlSearchInput in forwardRef. (24119)

Build Tooling

  • Perf Tests: Set up branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". only once for all test suites. (24123)
  • Revert “Build: Use .min.js suffix for bundled JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/.”. (24239)
  • Add a GitGit Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. Most modern plugin and theme development is being done with this version control system. https://git-scm.com/. Diff to the output of the static checks job on failure. (24154)

Various

  • Fix intermittent Navigation block test failure. (24146)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.76.97 s26.63 ms
Gutenberg 8.66.84 s27.15 ms
WordPress 5.49.55 s43.81 ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg (July 22)

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/ 8.6 has been released. Keeping with our July focuses, we’ve been working hard to get ready for WordPress 5.5 while continuing to ship various enhancements to continue to expand Gutenberg. In particular, this release focuses on local UIUI User interface improvements, performance improvements, 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. As part of this work, some of these fixes have made their way to WordPress 5.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 3.

Cover 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. video position controls

The positioning of video backgrounds in the Cover block can now be adjusted. Previously, these positioning controls were available only to image backgrounds. The focal point picker and the input controls support cursor and keyboard interaction alike.

8.6 🇯🇲

Features

  • Cover Block: Add video position controls. (22531)
  • Block pattern updates: Large 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. and paragraph, Large header, Text two columns, Three buttons, Two buttons, Quote. (23858) (23857) (23853) (23849) (23848) (23881)

Enhancements

  • Editor: Display Site Icon (if one is set) in full-screen mode. (22952)
  • Block Variations: Add support for finding variations using keywords. (24040)
  • Classic Block: Move the “convert to blocks” option from menu to own toolbar button. (23704)
  • a11yAccessibility 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): Use composite pattern to improve keyboard navigation on the inserter. (23610)
  • Date: Add timezone hint to post-scheduling UI. (23400)
  • Panel: Improve scroll view handling when expanding. (23327) (24046)

New APIs

  • Support disabling coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. block patterns. (24042)
  • Make the line height and custom units theme support flags consistent and opt-in. (23964) (23904)
  • Image: Add the ability for a 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 to disable Image Editor. (23966)

Experiments

  • Site Editor:
    • Change references to section back to template part. (23765)
    • Post Date Block: Add style attributes and restructure the edit function. (23931)
    • Edit Site: Integrate quick inserter. (23516)
  • Navigation screen and blocks:
    • Try: Customizable toolbar contents. (23613)
    • Navigation screen: Restore block movers for blocks with just one sibling. (23680)
    • Navigation screen: Add error boundary to experimental navigation screen. (23679)
    • Navigation screen: Show block appender by default. (23676)
    • Block Navigation: Use quick inserter. (23737)
    • Navigation screen: Add .editor-styles-wrapper. (23736)
  • Fix Inserter on the widgets screen. (24045)

Bug Fixes

  • Prevent JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. error when using arrow navigation in URLInput. (24047)
  • a11y: Persist tooltips on hover. (23959)
  • a11y: Components: Fix Toolbar arrow key navigation in RTL contexts. (24043)
  • a11y: RichText: Restore aria-multiline. (24041)
  • a11y: Fix Copy block button focus loss and try to remove the visually hidden textarea. (24022)
  • a11y: Fix radio control in Windows High Contrast mode. (23706)
  • Block Patterns: Override patterns that were registered by Core. (24004)
  • Fix block wrapper selector. (23991)
  • Fix block icon mouse-out gesture issue. (23980)
  • Fix components utils export for use-update-effect. (23969)
  • Fix blocks dropping to incorrect position in inner block lists. (23950)
  • RangeControl: Adapt slider color to color scheme. (23936)
    • (JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors.) Color Values: Rename brand to theme. Add fallback values. (24059)
  • Prevent content loss after refreshing an editor with unsaved auto-draft post. (23928)
  • Fix edited Classic block’s content deletion when switching to Code editor. (23927)
  • Fix drag and drop to empty block lists. (23923)
  • Fix drag and drop for aligned blocks. (23916)
  • Fix comment capitalization/punctuation. (23912)
  • Fix block merging regressionregression A 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.. (23901)
  • Inserter: Order quick inserter items by frecency. (23900)
  • Inserter: Set quick inserter content width to 100% on screens below 782px. (23896)
  • Autocomplete: Fix closing slash inserter with ESC. (23859)
  • Inserter: Hide inserter’s block preview when searching. (23827)
  • apiFetch: Fix fetch-all preloading. (23807)
  • Fix error triggered when a tab is removed from TabPanel component. (23784)
  • Fix block movers in navigator on experimental navigation page displaying horizontally. (23779)
  • Search: Fix attribute defaults. (23777)
  • Apply the reset mixin to the inserter panel. (23744)
  • 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. controls: Add more space for German and other locales. (23738)
  • Block Library: Standardize post block placeholders. (23690)
    • 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.: Block Library: Translate post block placeholders. (23774)
  • Fix issue where block inserted in wrong place when selection is in nested block list, but root appender is used. (23668)
  • Fix an issue where dragging while the page has no scrollbar results in a console error. (23666)
  • Updated styling to match the post editor. (23525)
  • UnitControl: Fix internal unit parsing to handle incoming unit prop. (23521)
  • Table block: Fix focus loss in between row/column insertions. (23508)
  • Editor: Fix block highlight rendering after block is moved. (23425)
  • Inserter: Fix line to show again. (20792)
  • Button: Properly handle border radius reset. (23887)
  • Block Directory: Remove “contact adminadmin (and super admin)” messaging. (23948)

Performance

  • Optimize more selector calls. (23930)
  • Performance testing: Cover Site Editor loading time. (23842)
  • Avoid re-rendering the PostSavedState component on each change. (23829)
  • Small performance tweaks. (23825)
  • Env: Only perform expensive install work when required. (23809)
  • Env: Improve install performance. (23806)

Documentation

  • Expand and update block-based themes documentation page. (23750)
  • Docs/update button component props. (24013)
  • Docs: Update plugin FAQ with versions link. (24005)
  • Remove the experimental flag from the block patterns documentation. (23954)
  • Docs: Add links for Create a Block Tutorial. (23946)
  • Adds basic documentation for the ToolbarButton component. (23909)
  • Docs: Title and markdown formatting for table. (23850)
  • Update documentation contributors guide. (23840)
  • Create new page listing Gutenberg releases in each WordPress version. (23773)
  • Docs: Clarify the interactive mode for create-block. (23752)
  • Docs: Add a tutorial on how to create a block-based theme. (23732)
  • Docs: Move ESNext to JavaScript tutorial. (23725)
  • Docs: Move DevEnv to own section for documentation. (23593)
  • Added readme to matrix alignment toolbar. (23341)
  • Update nested-blocks-inner-blocks.md. (23935)
  • Update block-registration.md. (23933)
  • Link to theme-experiments repo in block-based theme documentation. (23748)

Code Quality

  • Refactor URLPopover to use ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. Hook. (23918)
  • Refactor Disabled component to use React 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.. (23917)
  • Refactor More block. (23758)
  • Remove navigation block styles. (23678)
  • Refactor MediaPlaceholder to function component. (23671)
  • Remove duplicate selectors. (23466)
  • Refactor Tag Cloud block to use React Hooks. (23426)
  • Convert PostSavedState to functional component. (23038)
  • Types: Improve project setup. (21581)
  • Refactor ReusableBlockEditPanel to use hooks (and add type info). (21181)
  • Updates text, buttons colors and labels. (23855)

Build Tooling

  • Env:
    • Allow wp-env to start without configuration. (23913)
    • Add support for different options in each environment. (22568)
  • Build: Use .min.js suffix for bundled JavaScript. (23926)
  • Try running the performance tests as a GitHubGitHub GitHub 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/ action. (23818)
  • Improve the performance tests setup. (23817)
  • Automation:
    • Limit tests to not run on documentation-only changes. (23834)
    • Add paths-ignore **.md for unit tests checks. (23845)
    • Switch workflows to use paths-ignore and **.md. (23843)
  • Fix action GitHub action workflow YAML syntax errors. (23844)

Various

  • Embeds: Remove unsupported core-embed/hulu block. (23984)
  • E2E: Remove duplicate blocks in setup file. (23981)
  • REST APIREST API The 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/.: Check for WP5.5 and skip registering routes. (23880)
  • LinkControl: Extract reusable parts. (23869)
  • Updates image size to match columns width. (23854)
  • InputControl: Add prefix prop. (23824)
  • Block Navigation: Change the visible labels for “Block navigation” to “List view”. (23796)
  • Site Tagline Block. (23788)
  • Image Editor: When editing, pass the edited image src. (23703)
  • Replace SEO settings nofollow toggle with rel text widgetWidget A 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.. (23682)
  • Use global registry on the experimental navigation screen. (23675)
  • Env: Mark breaking change in changelog. (23776)
  • Cancel previous running workflows when a new commit is made. (23587)
  • Add title to image and video selection sheets. (23083)
  • Site Title: Add support settings for colors, fonts, and line height. (23007)
  • Add fix to make inputs of type email return true from isTextField. (21162)
  • Full Site Editing: Add a Site Logo block. (18811)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.69.62 s35.05 ms
Gutenberg 8.510.38 s37.55 ms
WordPress 5.413.48 s54.65 ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg (8 july)

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/ 8.5 has been released. This is the last 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 release that is going to be included entirely (without experimental features) in WordPress 5.5.

Drag and Drop

Since its first introduction, the experience of drag and dropping blocks to reorder them has stayed almost untouched. This release includes several iterations to improve on this interaction. Drag and drop supports vertical reordering more clearly, it replaces the cloned element with a nice little drag chip and smooth the scroll-on-drag behavior.

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) improvements

One important addition in this release is the possibility to disable arrow navigation across blocks. While writing long form content, it’s very important to be able to navigate using arrow keys between blocks, this can be confusing for screen reader users. We now have an option to disable that behavior.

Easy upload for external images.

Another workflow people use while writing is to rely on external tools to write or collaborate on their posts and when ready, copy/paste these into the 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. editor.

The downside is that any external images used there are hosted elsewhere and may not always persist. In this release, if an image block is using an external images, you’ll have the possibility to upload it to the media library while keeping it as is on the post with a single click.

8.5 🇸🇪

Features

  • A11yAccessibility 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): Add an option to keep the caret inside blocks in edit mode. (23546)
  • Add anchor/id support to all static blocks. (23197)

Enhancements

  • Add an edit button to the gallery images. (23554)
  • Image block: Allow uploading external image if image host allows it. (23565)
  • Drag And Drop:
    • Enable for multi selection. (23477)
    • Improve the drag and scroll behavior. (23082) (23448)
    • Don’t show a cloned block while dragging. (23024)
    • Polish the block drag chip. (23609)
  • Image editing:
    • Move zoom control to toolbar dropdown. (23677)
    • Add original aspect to dropdown. (23659)
    • Add 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. to REST APIREST API The 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/. image edit. (23539)
    • Polish zoom slider. (23418)
    • Add permission checks to the endpoint. (23423)
  • Block Directory:
    • Return inactive plugins in search results. (23688)
    • Use CDN for block directory assets. (23499)
  • Add line height rule to the post title. (23656)
  • Avoid ordering block types per frecency inside block categories. (23643)
  • Polish the document 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. controls. (23578)
  • Add modern color scheme support. (23558)
  • Use a consistent close icon across the UIUI User interface. (23551)
  • Redesign the transform menu. (23028) (23449)
  • Redesign the canvas inserter. (22789)
  • Unify tooltip styles. (23382)
  • Add block variations to the slash inserter. (23364)
  • Hide the most used blocks by default and add an option to enable it. (23358)
  • Add reusable block tab to inserter. (23296)
  • Add keyboard shortcuts for moving blocks. (23276)
  • Cover block: Don’t show the matrix alignment button when no background set. (23196)
  • Spacer: Show tooltip with height value on resize. (23077)
  • Improve post publish buttons alignment. (22390) (23487)
  • Make Preview and Save Draft buttons use the same style. (21192)
  • Add unlink URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org to buttons block. (23445)
  • Clean the patterns list to include in coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. (23608)
  • Add pullquote block tranformations. (23562)
  • Remove block label from child block appender. (23393)
  • A11y: Move blocks between levels using keyboard. (22453)

New APIs

  • Support orientation prop in InnerBlocks. (23416)
  • Support a flexible useItems 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. for the autocompleters API. (22853) (23385)
  • Stabilize the image editing REST API endpoint. (23536)
  • Stabilize the block directory REST API endpoint. (23528)
  • Add descriptions to Block patterns. (23070)

Experiments

  • Site Editor:
    • Remove the button block appender. (23436)
    • Improve the template parts insertion flow. (23295)
    • Fix template part resolution for edited files. (23591)
    • Fix inspector panels buttons. (23464)
    • Add template part block keyword. (23623)
    • Allow wide alignment. (23488)
    • Remove templateIds state. (22893)
  • Navigation screen and block:
    • Fix saving issues. (23559)
    • A11y: Improve keyboard navigation on the Navigation block toolbar. (23281)
    • Fix text size no longer overwritten. (23360)
    • Adjust Navigation block submenu padding and spacing. (23380)
    • Update placeholder label. (23297)
    • Hide the block toolbar on the navigation screen. (23021)
    • Allow setting up menus that auto add new pages. (22697)
    • Allow Search block to be added alongside links. (22656)

Bug Fixes

  • Block Directory:
    • Support .svg extension for results icons. (23442)
    • Throw error if we have an issue registering blocks. (23439)
    • Remove the overflow on the Add button. (23409)
    • Fix double border in block list. (23625)
  • Fix the upload icon size. (23553)
  • Allow scrolling over Popovers. (23696)
  • Fix quote left border color in dark mode. (23692)
  • Fix empty block list appender visibility on aligned blocks. (23672)
  • Fix horizontal Block Mover Layout. (23640)
  • Fix invisible drop target indicator. (23638)
  • Rich text: Fix soft line break in caption on enter. (23622)
  • Fix clicking Gallery items buttons on Safari. (23586)
  • Hide block list appender in a reusable block if it’s not being edited. (23584)
  • Revert “Remove the style CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. class when the default style variation is chosen”. (23548)
  • Classic block:
    • Add height: Auto to content wrapper. (23547)
    • Add scroll to last edit position. (23544)
    • Adjust placement of the toolbar. (23438)
    • Prevent content loss by regularly dispatching changes. (23408)
    • Fix undo keyboard shortcut. (23376)
  • Fix the Gallery images buttons rendering. (23471)
  • Fix Post title top margin. (23447)
  • Fix file names generation for edited image files. (23440)
  • 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/. warning when cropping imùges. (23432)
  • Polish block moving animation. (23401) (22640)
  • Fix small RTL regressionregression A 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. in Buttons block. (23390)
  • Fix centered legacy button. (23381)
  • Fix React warning while unmounting slots. (23365)
  • Don’t show the “Move to trashTrash Trash in WordPress is like the Recycle Bin on your PC or Trash in your Macintosh computer. Users with the proper permission level (administrators and editors) have the ability to delete a post, page, and/or comments. When you delete the item, it is moved to the trash folder where it will remain for 30 days.” action if the user is not allowed to delete posts. (23174)
  • add inline font-sizes and colors to the editor for themes that don’t enqueue the preset classes. (22356) (22668) (23717)
  • Create Block: Fix missing scripts section in scaffolded package.json. (23443)
  • Scripts: Fix build script with style.css files. (23710)
  • Restore removed props and behavior back to Query Controls. (23419)
  • Add support for hexadecimal colors in gradient presets. (23363)

Performance

  • Improve the performance of the keyboard shortcuts binding. (23394)

Documentation

  • Add a documentation page explaining how the repository is organized. (23563)
  • Document the WordPress 5.5 backported code. (23478) (23708)
  • Add .markdownlint.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. configuration extending scripts configuration. (23655)
  • Add “Create a Block” tutorial Create a Block tutorial. (22831) (23654)
  • Update wp-env Ubuntu documentation. (23650)
  • Add documentation for InnerBlocks orientation prop. (23641)
  • Remove DropZone position argument from documentation to reflect removal in WordPress 5.4. (23577)
  • Update categories in block registration documentation. (23572)
  • Update ESNext usage in public API. (23475)
  • Clarify the wp-block-styles documentation. (23359)
  • Add documentation for setting up Prettier for markdown. (23286)
  • Typos and tweaks: (23542) (23489) (23590) (23300) (23534) (23467)

Code Quality

  • Optimize useSelect calls (dependencies) (23255) (23247) (23245) (23249)
  • Reduced the number of SASS color variables. (23648) (23454)
  • Remove unused getBlockIndex selector from useBlockDropZone hook. (23634)
  • Scroll on drag: Remove blockNodes context dependency. (23561)
  • Add missing notices dependency. (23517)
  • Remove BlockPopover key prop and related code. (23504)
  • Show a warning when SlotFillProvider is missing. (23493)
  • Block toolbar: Remove data-align attribute. (23468)
  • Extract block draggable scroll behaviour into React hook. (23444)
  • Refactor Dropdown to use functional component. (23142)
  • Refactor Embed Edit component: Class component to Function component. (22846)
  • Extract navigation link rendering code from the navigation block. (21075)
  • Block editor: Use vanilla JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. instead of Lodash if possible. (21063) (23633)
  • Add “engines” to the package.json and “engine-strict = true” to the package.json. (23600)
  • Block Directory: Remove custom permission check in favor of canUser. (23624)
  • Remove REST_WP_REST_Block_Types_Controller_Test which now exists in WordPress Core. (23500)
  • Editor: Remove unnecessary block directory dependency. (23476)
  • Plugin Controller: Return the plugin without the extension. (23395)
  • Clean up image editor REST route. (23368)
  • Make slash inserter tests more stable. (23367)
  • Post Author block: Fix end-to-end test fixture indentation. (23209)

Build Tooling

  • Add new command for pre-releasing npm packages. (23357)
  • Move the CI setup from Travis to GithubGitHub GitHub 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/ actions. (23523) (23520) (23518) (23470) (23538)
  • Add npm cache to Github workflows and use checkout v2. (23482)
  • Update bin/validate-package-lock.js error message. (23435)
  • Minor improvements to the release tool and release documentation. (23441)
  • Tools: Always append prerelease to version update in package.json when preparing npm release. (23480)
  • Scripts: Add custom TerserPlugin configuration. (22990)
  • Scripts: Exclude node_modules from source map processing in start script. (23711)
  • Fix rc version number added to the CHANGELOG. (23433)
  • Tests: Jest – Add typeahead plugin. (23366)
  • Tests: Run end-to-end tests only as an adminadmin (and super admin). (23588)
  • End-2-end Tests: Add test for using block variation with the slash inserter. (23585)

Various

  • RangeControl: Integrate NumberControl + update internal state flow. (23006)
  • Create Block: Generate a block.json file. (23399)
  • Sync Block Context changes from Core. (23602)
  • Scripts: Remove default exclude rule for node_modules for SVG, CSS and Sass files. (23495)
  • REST API: Sync /themes endpoint with Core’s. (23321)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress Event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.56.86 s27.84 ms
Gutenberg 8.47.22 s27.85 ms
WordPress 5.48.91 s40.52 ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg (24 June)

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/ 8.4 has been released. This is the second last 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 release before WordPress 5.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. 1 and it’s a big one! Gutenberg 8.4 includes image editing, multi 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. controls, and we’ve enabled the Block Directory. This release also includes many fixes, countless refinements, and a tonne of iteration on the Full Site Editing and the Navigation experiments.

Image editing

Are you a photography geek who cares about things like the “rule of thirds”? Now you can make quick crops without leaving the block editor. Just hit the Crop button in the toolbar and you can adjust the aspect ratio, zoom level, and position.

You can also rotate the image right then and there. Great for when your iPhone-using friend sends you a picture!

Multi block controls

How’s this for a little big improvement: Now, if you select multiple blocks of the same type, you can change their attributes all at once. Nice!

Enabling the Block Directory

Now you can discover, install, and insert third-party blocks into your posts from the comfort of your editor. Search for the block you want in the inserter and, if you don’t already have it, you’ll see a prompt to install it right then and there.

We call this the Block Directory, and it’s one of the big ticketticket Created for both bug reports and feature development on the bug tracker. items in the WordPress Roadmap. It’s powered by the WordPress.org Plugin Directory and we’re super excited to see what our fabulous community of plugin developers will do with it.

We’ll be posting more info about the Block Directory—including how you can publish your own blocks to it—shortly. Watch this space!

8.4 🇧🇷

Features

  • Add image editing. (23349)
  • Enable block directory. (23389)
  • Allow block attributes to be modified while multiple blocks are selected. (22470)

Enhancements

  • Show movers next to block switcher. (22673)
  • Support drag and drop in blocks like Social Links and improve drop zone detection. (23020)
  • Improve the accessibliity of toolbars by implementing roving tab index.
    • Embed block toolbar. (23278)
    • Custom HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. block toolbar. (23277)
    • Table block toolbar. (23252)
    • Grouped blocks toolbars. (23216)
    • 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. toolbar. (22354)
  • Tweak colors of disabled buttons to match rest of WP Adminadmin (and super admin). (23229)
  • Unify style of subheadings. (23192)
  • Make Popover scrolling and position behavior adapt to the content changes. (23159)
  • Reduce block appender hover delay. (23046)
  • Improve the alignment of children in the CardHeader and CardFooter components. (22916)
  • Add ability to transform a Preformatted block into a Code block. (22634)
  • Add a border to blocks while hovering with the Select tool active. (22508)
  • Consolidate disparate “copy block” actions. (23088)
  • Remove margin from last button if buttons in Buttons block are centered. (23319)
  • Adapt the block switcher styles to the new Popover component. (23232)
  • Make UIUI User interface more consistent. (23202)
  • Remove canvas padding. (22213)
  • Image Editing
    • Update Rich Image Icons. (22819)
    • Consolidate crop ratios. (22817)
    • Use snackbar notifications. (23029)
    • Batch editing in cropper component. (23284)
    • Move to image block. (23053)
    • Change Edit label to crop icon. (23387)
    • Use percentage instead of multiplier. (23362)

New APIs

  • Update the theme colors to rely on CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. variables. (23048)
  • Extend register_block_type_from_metadata to handle assets. (22519)
  • Enable custom classnames on <CustomSelectControl>. (23045)
  • Add onFilesPreUpload property toMediaPlaceholder. (23003)
  • Improve error customization inMediaReplaceFlow. (22995)
  • Add context properties to block types REST endpoint. (22686)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix pixel shift for toggles. (23191)
  • Fix useBlockSync race condition. (23292)
  • Avoid overriding popover content padding. (23270)
  • Fix block parent selector border radius. (23250)
  • Fix plus radius. (23240)
  • Fix Inserter’s handling of child blocks. (23231)
  • Create Block: Fix errors reported by CSS linter in ESNext template. (23188)
  • Add context property mapping to block registration. (23180)
  • Remove z-index from placeholder fieldset. (23152)
  • Fix possibly outdated onChange in color palette’s color picker. (23136)
  • Fix updateSlot missing from defaultSlotFillContext. (23108)
  • Add check theme support is an array before indexing. (23104)
  • Add 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. to padding ‘reset’ button. (23099)
  • Fix group block moving animation not working correctly. (23084)
  • Use a light block DOM for the Media & Text block. (23062)
  • Popover: Ensure popovers consider border width’s in their positioning. (23035)
  • Remove child space inTooltip. (23019)
  • Fix drag and drop for blocks that don’t use __experimentalTagName for their inner blocks. (23016)
  • Fix am / pm i18n 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.. (22963)
  • Fix plugin document setting panel name. (22763)
  • Fix plus icon. (22704)
  • Fix Typography panel rendering from style 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.. (22605)
  • Fix “Cannot read property ‘end’ of undefined” error on babel-plugin-makepot. (22394)
  • 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/. does not recognize isSelected prop in ComplementaryAreaToggle” warning. (22967)
  • Cover padding: Fix reset and visualize on hover. (23041)
  • Fix color picker saturation bug. (23272)
  • Fix image size feature. (23342)
  • Remove block preview paddings. (23386)
  • Block Directory
    • Fix “no result” UI flash. (22783)
    • Uninstall unused block types. (22918)
    • Fix installing blocks. (23096)
    • Add plugins REST APIREST API The 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. (22454)
    • Use plugin 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. for installing & deleting block-plugins. (23219)
    • Use a more specific <script> matching pattern. (23407)
    • Fix missing padding. (23346)
  • Image Editing
    • Fix image size on crop. (23173)
    • Avoid re-render on select. (23009)
    • Preserve crop position through rotations. (23374)

Performance

  • Memoize useSelect callbacks on the header toolbar items. (23337)
  • Enqueue assets for rendered blocks only. (22754)
  • Call isMultiSelecting and isNavigationMode selectors where needed. (22135)

Experiments

  • Full Site Editing
    • Move initial template fetch to client. (23186)
    • Fix Template Part Auto-draft creation. (23050)
    • Fix template part switching instability. (23282)
    • Fix $theme-color error in Template Part block. (23221)
    • Add auto-drafting for theme supplied template parts. (23254)
    • Add template part previews to placeholder block. (22760)
    • Fetch template parts in Template Switcher from REST API. (21878)
    • Post Title block: Add alignment and heading level support. (22872)
    • Post Author block: Update functionality and visual parity. (22877)
    • Add theme exporter. (22922)
  • Navigation block & Navigation screen
    • Visual improvements to the block navigator. (22796)
    • Improve flow when creating from menu. (23187)
    • Renamed Navigation Link to Link. (23163)
    • Only show appender for the currently selected block. (22998)
    • Fix navigation block dark style appender. (23165)
    • Fix saving on navigation screen. (23157)
    • Extract and refactor placeholder from navigation block edit function. (23109)
    • Better README for the edit-navigation package. (23018)
    • Remove navigator from the navigation block inspector. (23022)
    • Separate block navigator focus from the editor focus. (22996)
    • Change MenuLocationsEditor to use a card instead of a panel. (23151)
    • Change Create Menu UI to use a Card instead ofPanel. (23150)
    • Enable creation from existing WP Menus. (18869)
    • Don’t announce external value changes in custom select control. (22815)
    • Refactor Navigation screen to use @wordpress/data. (23033)

Documentation

  • @wordpress/env: add login details to documentation. (23343)
  • Grammatical fixes in modularity.md. (23336)
  • Update modularity.md. (23322)
  • Use correct package for importing useState in BoxControl examples. (23243)
  • Rename architecture index.md to readme.md. (23242)
  • Scripts: Update changelog to move unreleased entries to Unreleased section. (23178)
  • Handbook: Udpate documentation for package release. (23162)
  • Use deny/allow list. (23120)
  • Move ESNext as default code example. (23117)
  • Handbook: Update release documentation. (23002)
  • Update theme-support.md for experimental supports. (23310)
  • RichText: Add missing param documentation for getActiveFormats(). (23160)
  • API description: Use a period at the end. (23097)
  • Improve JSDoc comment in ESNext template in edit.js file. (23164)
  • Blocks: Update block registration default values. (23348)

Code Quality

  • Refactor header toolbar items to use @wordpress/data hooks. (23315)
  • Use useLayoutEffect to compute the popover position. (23312)
  • Reduce unnecessary selector specificity for Button block. (23246)
  • Button component – remove isLarge prop. (23239)
  • Upgrade Reakit to version 1.1.0. (23236)
  • Refactor column block to use hooks. (23143)
    RichText: Rewrite with hooks. (23132)
  • Refactor ToggleControl to use functional component. (23116)
  • Refactor Media & Text to use functional components. (23102)
  • Image block: Split huge component. (23093)
  • SimplifyuseImageSizes. (23091)
  • Block: Move align wrapper out of Block element. (23089)
  • Remove Gutenberg plugin’s deprected APIs for version 8.3.0. (23001)
  • Block: Remove animation component so it is just a hook. (22936)
  • Remove asterisk icon. (22855)
  • Image Editing
    • Use hooks. (23008)
    • REST API Code Cleanup. (23037)

Copy

  • Cover block: update copy for Opacity label. (23287)

Build Tooling

  • Packages: Fix the changelong updater for initial npm release. (23166)
  • Scripts: Fix style.css handling in the build and start commands. (23127)
  • Scripts: Clean up the build folder via clean-webpack-plugin. (23135)
  • Scripts: Update stylelint dependencies to latest versions. (23114)
  • Remove volumes and networks in wp-env destroy. (23101)
  • Build: Replace “release” with “build” in script for building a package. (23063)
  • Release tool: Fix bug on reporting message error. (22994)
  • Scripts: Remove temporary workaround in ESLint configuration. (22915)
  • ESLint plugin: Allow ESLint 7.x as peer dependency. (23190)
  • Packages: Add “gutenberg” to the list of keywords in package.json. (23161)
  • Update package-lock.json. (23052)

Various

  • Initialize the content size used in Popover computation. (23279)
  • Make the block grouping test more stable. (23266)
  • Try to improve heading custom color E2E test stability. (23260)
  • Attempt to fix RTL end-to-end test. (23203)
  • Add verification for Create Block to Continues Integration. (23195)
  • Remove padding inheritance on lists in editor-styles. (23080)
  • Change select parent button styles. (23230)
  • Make link color control opt-in. (23049)
  • Use showBlockToolbar consistently in e2e tests. (23311)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPess Event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.47.69 s31.91 ms
Gutenberg 8.37.23 s28.30 ms
WordPress 5.49.00 s41.17 ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

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What’s new in Gutenberg (11 June)

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/ 8.3 has been released. The team continues iterating on two big projects -Full Site Editing and Navigation Screen- while improving other areas of the editor as well.

Design Tools

This release features a few additions to the design tools for the blocks.

A new padding control was added to the cover 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.. This is an opt-in feature that themes have to declare support for via add_theme_support('experimental-custom-spacing').

Also a new link color control was added to the paragraph, heading, group, columns, and media&text blocks. It’s opt-in as well, via add_theme_support('experimental-link-color').

WCEU Contributor DayContributor Day Contributor Days are standalone days, frequently held before or after WordCamps but they can also happen at any time. They are events where people get together to work on various areas of https://make.wordpress.org/ There are many teams that people can participate in, each with a different focus. https://2017.us.wordcamp.org/contributor-day/ https://make.wordpress.org/support/handbook/getting-started/getting-started-at-a-contributor-day/.

As part of the Contributor Day at WCEU 2020, the editor team hosted an online session to help people get started with Gutenberg. It was recorded and you can watch at:

As a result, a good number of Pull Requests were created and are part of this release! If you missed it or you want to start contributing, take a look at the Getting Started guidelines, and grab one of the Good First Issues and/or Good First Pull Requests.

And more

In addition to the above, this release consolidates a new organization of block categories that groups blocks into text, media, design, widgets, and embeds.

The block toolbar also got an upgrade and it now comes with a parent selector to improve navigation in nested contexts:

8.3 🇪🇺

Features

  • New padding control to cover block. (21492, 23041)
  • New link color control to paragraph, heading, group, columns, and media-text blocks. (22722, 23025, 23049)
  • Updated default block categories. (19279)
  • New parent block selector to child blocks. (21056)

Enhancements

  • Blocks:
    • SiteTitle: add alignment and 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.) level support. (22843)
    • Heading: use toolbar for heading level control. (20246)
    • LatestPost: add the ability to 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. by author. (16169)
    • Add caption split at end to all caption blocks. (22934)
    • Add transforms between the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. widgets that have equivalent blocks. (22644)
  • Interface package:
    • Add block areas tabbed 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. to the widgets screen. (22467)
    • Use isActiveByDefault prop and local storage to determine whether it is active or not. (22381)
    • Add a mechanism to render them on edit site. (21430)
    • Sidebar reacts to screen size and refactor to use interface package. (22565)
  • Add a heading to the block inserter tips and to the block inserter groups (22898, 22903)
  • Move between nesting levels with arrow keys in navigate mode. (22614)
  • Add icons for image tools, other, and update list icons. (22593)
  • Block Navigator: Use default block appender. (22590)
  • Adds a default text label to the block appender when it can only insert a single block type (22293)
  • Make ToolbarButton 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. consistent. (22961)
  • Implement roving tab index on the Image block. (22696)
  • Block Editor: Allow control over drop cap feature with useEditorFeature helper. (22291)
  • REST APIREST API The 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/.:
    • Add block styles register mechanism. (22680)
    • Update default values for fields in the block type schema. (22695)

New APIs

  • Add new package @wordpress/lazy-import for lazily installed packages. (22684)
  • Added _experimental/block-types endpoint to expose all registered blocks. (REST API 21065, register core blocks in the server 22491).

Experimental

  • Added experimental version of rich image editing tools. (21024, 22870)
  • Full Site Editing
    • New template creation flow for EditSite. (22586)
    • Edit Site: Avoid dirtying un-customized templates on first load. (22876)
    • Edit Site: Refactor business logic into store. (22844)
    • Global Styles: make theme.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. shape consistent with local styles shape. (22744) and take block supports from block.json. (22698)
    • Edit Site: fixes to template lookup and template parts auto-drafts (22954, 23050)
  • Navigation screen
    • Use a panel for navigation structure on small screens only. (22828)
    • Disable the navigator toolbar button. (22792)
    • Atomic save using 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. API endpoint. (22603)
    • Retain block IDs on save. (22739)
    • Separate concerns in useNavigationBlocks. (22825)
    • Fetch all menus for display in select menu. (22591)
    • Fix keyboard navigation in Navigation block. (22885)
    • Rename EllipsisMenu to BlockNavigationBlockSettings. (22630)
    • Remove BlockNavigationEditor from navigation-link/edit.js. (22629)
  • Block directory:
    • Update the state to store the installing status per block id. (22881)
    • Use semantic element for block directory download heading. (22713)
    • Add the list of installed blocks to the pre-publish sidebar. (22752)
    • Store refactor. (22388)

Bugfixes

  • Blocks
    • Skip null values returned from the server during registration. (22849)
    • LatestPost: fix to display author. (22937)
    • Legacy Widgets: widgets with special chars on classname did not load. (22841)
    • Group: clean up block padding rules. (22746)
    • Gallery: fix initial creation via media library. (22659)
    • Cover: fix height reset on unit change. (22642)
    • Navigation: fix submenu keyboard a11yAccessibility 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) in IE. (22546)
    • Buttons: 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. property value for margin-right. (22211)
  • CustomSelectControl:
    • Use default cursor style (22926)
    • Fix arrow spacing. (22925)
  • Fix Drag and Drop in Safari by upgrading Reakit. (22960)
  • Font size picker reset button: make it visible in all languages. (22896)
  • Components: ToolbarButton use forwardRef. (22970)
  • Remove aria-label from 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. resizers. (22868)
  • LinkControl: avoid showing “Recently updated” when there are no recently updated Pages from the API. (22856)
  • CopyHandler: Fix unintended Copy override when copying from input or textarea elements. (22793)
  • Customizer complementary area should not include the block areas. (22756)
  • Icons: Fix package references. (22702)
  • Fix missing parentheses in usePrevious hook. (22608)
  • Fix presets in themes that use the default color & gradient palettes. (22526)
  • Fix dark menus in canvas, not in top toolbar. (22516)

Performance

  • Remove ifBlockEditSelected internal higher-order component. (22905)
  • Remove withBlockEditContext internal higher-order component. (22942)

Documentation

  • Handbook
    • Fix links for dynamic blocks page. (22945)
    • theme.json specification: document link color feature (22929) and features integration. (22622)
    • Block Registration: document use of innerBlocks in example property. (22633)
    • Initial documentation for architecture decisions. (22751)
    • Reusable blocks: initial improvement to documentation. (21843)
    • Default to ESNext syntax in MetaBoxMetabox A post metabox is a draggable box shown on the post editing screen. Its purpose is to allow the user to select or enter information in addition to the main post content. This information should be related to the post in some way. & Block tutorials. (22748, 22973)
    • Block Tutorial: fixed typo in the wp_register_script function. (22755)
  • JSDoc comments:
  • Contributor docs:
    • Add code examples section. (22974)
    • Update triagetriage The act of evaluating and sorting bug reports, in order to decide priority, severity, and other factors. to include release instructions. (22335)
    • Update repository management with proposed guidelines. (22679)
  • Env:
    • Reference destroy command. (22643)
    • Fix use of backticks. (22980)
  • Improve e2e-test README. (22661, 22654)
  • Move BlockDropZone reactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. hook and update documentation. (22619)
  • Update PULL_REQUEST_TEMPLATE.md to include PR documentation nudge. (22681)

Code Quality

  • Refactor some components to use 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.:
  • Polish ImageSizeControl. (22917)
  • Latest Posts Block: add key to categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. select box. (22904)
  • Rename the navigation mode BlockBreadcrumb component to BlockSelectionButton. (22882)
  • Extract inserter state into reusable hooks. (22710)
  • Replace function expressions with named function or arrow expression. (22647)
  • Remove unused isDraggable prop from BlockList. (22615)
  • Remove form control resets and include the styles in the components. (22596)
  • Project Management Automation: reorganize folder structure. (22574)
  • Dependency Extraction Webpack 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: add types. (22498)
  • Blocks: Avoid separate host matching constant for embeds. (13755)

Breaking Change

  • Scripts: Remove legacy env command. (22953)
  • ESLint Plugin/Scripts: Update ESLint and related deps to 7.1.0. (22771)

Build Tooling

  • Env package:
    • Add support for interactive run commands (like bash). (22611)
    • Ensure correct port setting on related wp-config params. (22559)
    • Update Source type to WPSource. (22785)
    • Fix ssh-auth nodegit + better snap pack detection. (22649)
    • Correct multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site support. (22613)
    • Update copy-dir dependency to version 1.3.0. (22682)
  • Create Block:
    • Integrate CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. import in JSJS JavaScript, a web scripting language typically executed in the browser. Often used for advanced user interfaces and behaviors. with esnext template. (22727)
    • Enhancements for the upcoming npm release. (22978)
  • Scripts:
    • Add support for postcss.config.js. (22735)
    • Support split Jest configuration for test commands. (22477)
    • Split webpack loader rules for CSS and Sass files. (22786)
  • Release tool: warn about open issues in milestone before starting release. (22764)
  • Changelog tool: Enhance entry normalizations. (22601)
  • Performance tool: fixes to run across branches. (22676)

Various

  • Use Card instead of Panel for the block editor. (22827)
  • Revert add selectionStart and selectionEnd to transientEdits. (22933)
  • BlockEditor: fix readme syntax. (22809)
  • Trigger additional widgetWidget A 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. setup actions. (22807)
  • Align navigator icon and buttons to top. (22790)
  • Set default selection to the root navigation block. (22737)
  • end-to-end tests:
    • Disable inconsistent test for gallery. (22726)
    • Specify icon for block context test blocks. (22811)
    • Configure Axe to ignore media modal markup. (22719)
    • Define end-to-end test experimental features utility as lifecycle helper. (22712)
  • CODEOWNERS updates. (22725)
  • Add data-handle to all script tags in the adminadmin (and super admin). (22721)
  • Add onDeleteBlock to the extra data to re-render when it has changes. (22716)
  • Add support for page=1 and perPage=-1 to getMergedItemIds. (22707)
  • Replace three experimental flags (ellipsis menu w/ min level, navigator slots) with just __experimentalFeatures. (22670)
  • Add require headers to plugin and readme (php 5.6). (22669)
  • Update package-lock.json so that CI tests pass. (22667)
  • Framework: Upgrade to wp-prettier@2.x. (22610)
  • Remove the multi-block type check to make __experimentalConvert more useful. (22577)
  • Mousetrap: Update to latest stable version. (22548)

Performance Benchmark

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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPess Event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.311.94s47,75ms
Gutenberg 8.211.43s47.95ms
WordPress 5.413.79s39.32ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg? (27 May)

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/ 8.2 is released. The team continues to heavily iterate on the two big projects: Full Site Editing and the navigation screen.

The release also includes a number of improvements, features, 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 to the post editor.

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. Patterns

After the introduction of the search support, the Block Patterns UIUI User interface and APIs continue to improve with the introduction of the block pattern categories. In addition to that, a viewportWidth property has been made available to allow tweaking the width used on the block patterns preview. This is especially useful for large block patterns.

Cover Block content alignment

The Cover block saw the introduction of the new content alignment feature which opens up more design possibilities.

Editing flow

The editing flow is a constant priority for the project, and Gutenberg 8.2 introduces several enhancements to improve the writing experience. Copying, cutting, and pasting single blocks is now much easier. You can also split out of captions and button blocks using “Enter” to continue your writing.

8.2 🇮🇹

Features

  • Cover block: Support customizing the content alignment. (21091) (22322)
  • Add Block Pattern Categories Support. (22164) (22410)
  • Copy the whole block if no text is selected. (22186)

Enhancements

  • Limit the most used blocks in the inserter to 6 elements. (22521)
  • Allow split out of caption on Enter. (22290)
  • Buttons block: Allow split and merge. (22436)
  • Improve video backgrounds for the Cover block in iOSiOS The operating system used on iPhones and iPads.. (22346)
  • Combine Calendar Help and Close buttons in the date and time picker. (22176)
  • wordpress/env: Better run command errors. (22475)
  • Add support for named orientations and literal colors on custom gradients. (22239)
  • Use theme color as focus color. (22261)
  • Refine the specificity of the embed block styles. (21599)
  • Change inserter search placeholder text color. (22444)
  • Improve interactions and add unit parsing to the unit selector used in Cover block. (22329)
  • Use smaller spacer and cover block step values. (22320)
  • A11yAccessibility 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): Add explanatory text before the a11y.speak aria-live regions. (22112)
  • Add Animoto, Dailymotion block embed icons. (21882)
  • Group block: Match frontend markup in the editor. (21867)
  • Iterations on the welcome guide. (21847)
  • Don’t show protocol in link suggestions. (20350)
  • New Block Patterns:
    • Hero and two columns. (21130)
    • Features or Services. (20898)

New APIs

  • ReactReact React is a JavaScript library that makes it easy to reason about, construct, and maintain stateless and stateful user interfaces. https://reactjs.org/. 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.:
    • Add new React hook UseCopyOnClick as an alternative to the ClipboardButton component. (22224)
    • Add usePrevious hook to wordpress/compose package. (22540) (22597)
  • wordpress/env:
    • Granular volume mappings. (22256)
    • Add command to display Docker container logs. (21737)
    • Add a destroy command. (21529)
    • Add phpunit support. (20090)
  • wordpress/scripts:
    • Add CSSCSS Cascading Style Sheets. support to start and build scripts. (21730)
    • Support enabling/disabling dev tools, bundle analyzer and externals for build and start scripts. (22310) (22426)
  • Support preloading 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. requests using the fetchAllMiddleware middleware. (22510)
  • Support controlled InnerBlocks. (21368) (22366)
  • Add Close button 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.. (22323)
  • Block API: Allow block registration without categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging.. (22280)
  • Support customizing the viewportWidth for block patterns. (22216)

Bug Fixes

  • Fix theme CSS bleed in the Button component. (22460) (22522)
  • Fix CSS validation error on Button block styles. (22583)
  • Fix editor crash potentially happening when hovering style variations. (22490)
  • wordpress/env: Start database service before running tasks. (22486)
  • Fix editor crash when zooming. (22408)
  • Fix Button border radius set as 0. (22393)
  • Fix Cover block resizing. (22349)
  • Writing Flow: Fix reverse block selection after block deletion from rich text. (22292)
  • A11y: Include reusable blocks in announced inserter search results. (22279)
  • Remove the previous style CSS class when the default style variation is chosen. (22266)
  • Show the global inserter in container blocks nested inside locked templates. (22115)
  • Prevent the Page Break block from showing up as the first block in the inserter. (22523)
  • Polish code editor and fix iOS scrolling issue. (22021)
  • LinkControl component: Fix search result focus state border. (22553)
  • Prevent contributors for accessing the Media Modal. (22306)

Performance

  • Adds a command to run performance tests across branches. (22418)
  • useMovingAnimation: Avoid initial transform animation. (22536)
  • Optimize resizable preview hooks. (22511)
  • Short-circuit validation for identical markup. (22506)
  • More accurate dependency list for useGenericPreviewBlock hook. (22355)
  • Add missing side-effect declarations. (22300)

Experimental

  • Full Site Editing and Site Editor screen:
    • Add page-based navigation. (22368)
    • Page and Template switchers improvements. (22449)
    • Add Query block. (22199) (22364)
    • Use the inserter panel. (22413)
    • Add basic “tools” menu. (22539)
    • Implement post switcher and integrate with “navigate to link”. (22543)
    • Add focus mode and top toolbar modes. (22537)
    • Add entity editor to post content block. (22473)
    • Add ‘Review changes’ button for multi entity saving flow. (22450)
    • Fix Post Author block render issues. (22397)
    • Refactor Post Author block to use block context. (22359)
    • Templates Endpoint: Add resolved query arg to return only relevant templates. (21981)
  • Navigation Block and Screen:
    • Add block movers to the block navigator. (18014)
    • Add ellipsis menu to block navigator. (22427) (22517)
    • Add standard notices to nav menu page. (22374)
    • Implement the creation of menus on the edit navigation screen. (22309)
    • Add menu location management. (21351)
    • Navigation Link block: Add RichText split-at-end/merge/remove behavior. (21764)
    • Fix navigation block placeholder overlap. (22407)
    • Adds orientation class on frontend for the navigation block. (22272)
    • Refactor block navigation block contents. (22487)
    • Fix navigation screen crash with no menu items. (22342)
    • Adds save and failure notices to the navigation screen. (22326)
    • Display the block appender only for the currently active menu. (22311)
    • Allow editing of new menu items from the block inspector. (22210)
    • Submenu nesting and saving new nested items. (21671)
  • Block-based Widgets screen and 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. tab:
    • Use interface package on widgets screen 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.. (22304)
    • Use single block editor in the widgets screen. (22140) (22459)
    • Use the mobile view for the Customizer. (22533)
    • Add legacy widgetWidget A 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. to calendar transform. (14586)
  • Global Styles and theme.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.:
    • Implement Managed CSS for Global Styles. (20290)
    • Support theme.json in Post editor. (22520)
  • Block Directory:
    • Activate deactivated blocks if already installed . (22286)
    • Only support an array of assets when injecting assets. (22289)
    • Remove the author rating when none exist. (22184)
    • Update layout for smaller inserter width. (22124)
    • Add error messages inline. (20001)

Documentation

  • Document experimental theme.json. (22518)
  • Fix duplicate grammar docs. (22466)
  • Document the performance testing commands. (22464)
  • Docs: Update note for extraProps filter. (22419)
  • Recommend adding an API docs section. (22415)
  • Add side effect documentation. (22379)
  • Update block editor docs to incorporate the block-toolbar Popover Slot. (22308)
  • Adds a README to MediaReplaceFlow. (22268)
  • Typos and tweaks: (22254) (21968) (21695) (22554)

Code Quality

  • Avoid circular dependency issue in AutoBlockPreview. (22425)
  • Remove opinionated label color from CustomSelectControl component. (22594)
  • Image block:
  • Remove redundant condition from setting default grouping. (22563)
  • Testing: Replace require.requireActual with jest.requireActual. (22370)
  • Use a light block DOM for the Cover block to map frontend markup. (22348)
  • Rename a complementary area component property. (22336)
  • Block API: WP_Block: Document attributes class property. (22222)
  • Polish block wrapper elements file. (21304)
  • Move supports to block.json files for coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. blocks. (22422)
  • Create Block: Simplify the process of defining a config for templates. (22235)
  • Block Edit: Use hooks. (22433)
  • Add BlockContext component to type-checking. (22353)

Build Tooling

  • ESLint 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: Fix dependency group checking for CommonJS. (22230)
  • Restore Playground GitHubGitHub GitHub 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/ Pages deployDeploy Launching code from a local development environment to the production web server, so that it's available to visitors.. (22443)
  • Fix API Docs generation for filenames with spaces. (22513)
  • Fix check-latest-npm.js failure on Windows. (22485)
  • Refactor the changelog script as a release tool command. (22380)
  • Enable import/no-unresolved ESLint rule for Gutenberg. (20905)
  • Only allow ECMAScript stage 4 features. (22083)
  • Storybook: Use a consistent port number. (22552)
  • Add 0BSD to GPLv2 compatible licenses. (22391)
  • Refactor the release tool and split it into several command files. (22003)
  • Replace wp-scripts env usage with wp-env in CI. (20280)

Various

  • Update: ResizableBox make showHandle true by default. (22360)
  • Fix dirty state end-to-end test intermittent failuire. (22532)
  • Fix dirty state end-to-end test. (22448)
  • Add a simple block patterns end-to-end tests and a test utility. (22414) (22495)
  • Remove insert block delay from end-to-end tests. (22377)
  • Add an end to end test to verify cover can be resized with drag & drop. (22369)
  • Upgrade Reakit to stable v1.0.0. (22352)
  • Use alternate display for the popover in alignment matrix. (22351)
  • Fix deprecated version used for register_pattern. (22341)
  • API Fetch: Remove deprecated useApiFetch. (22333)
  • Framework: Pin nvmrc to specific current LTS. (22236)

Performance Benchmark

The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~ 36000 words, ~ 1000 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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.2.07.4s29.7ms
Gutenberg 8.1.08.6s29.7ms
WordPress 5.49.2s26.8ms

Kudos for all the contributors that helped with the release. 👏

#core-editor, #editor, #gutenberg-new

What’s new in Gutenberg? (13 May)

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/ 8.1 release mostly contains developments/enhancements on experimental screens, 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, and performance improvements.
It also contains some new features available on the general editor screens, described bellow.

New 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. pattern features

Gutenberg 8.1 brings pattern search to make it easier to insert the desired patterns and a new pattern: the testimonials.

Copy block action

The copy block action is a small quality of life improvement for touchscreen users or users who don’t use keyboard shortcuts. Gutenberg 8.1 adds a button to the collapsed block actions (next to duplicate, etc.) to copy the selected block(s). The feature is quite similar to the “Copy all blocks” but then for the selected block.

8.1 🇹🇷

New features

  • Pattern search (21944)
  • Testimonials block pattern. (20894)
  • New Transforms:
    • Embed blocks into Paragraph blocks. (17413)
    • Code to HTMLHTML HyperText Markup Language. The semantic scripting language primarily used for outputting content in web browsers. block and the opposite. (21779)
  • Add copy action to the blocks. (22214)

Enhancements

  • Implement Block Navigator selection on the Nav Menus page. (22017)
  • Write block patterns in PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 to allow 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.. (21946)
  • Post title: handle paste as blocks. (21758)
  • Clear Publish Date Button. (20914)
  • Add gap between nested submenus. (22227)
  • Block Library: enhance the author’s block. (19894)
  • Add “black” and “white” color options to the default color palette. (22082)
  • Light blocks: social links. (22078)
  • CustomSelectControl: set aria-hidden to empty option list. (21298)
  • Add some more g2 icons. (21825)
  • Allow the column block in the inserter. (20502)
  • Delete menus in nav menus experimental screen. (21486)
  • Visual and experience improvements to existing sub-navigation flow. (22107)
  • Reduce font-size and line-height of “it’s time”. (21627)
  • Template Loader: Introduce get_template_hierarchy(), drop gutenberg_template_include_filter(). (21980)
  • Make parts of the BlockNavigationList overridable using slots. (21948)
  • Change the color alpha input step to match the slider step. (21953)
  • Navigation: fallback for undefined orientation. (22057)
  • Remove the subscription button from the blogblog (versus network, site) template. (22129)
  • Move the Entities Saved States from Modal to 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.. (21522)

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. Changes

  • Update the Patterns API to avoid ambiguity. (21970)
  • Expose the registered pattern slugs in get_all_registered. (21619)
  • Fix doc-building pre-commit API hook issue. (22116)
  • REST APIREST API The 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/.: Block directory – Typecast author_block_count as integer. (17594)
  • Block API: Block Context: 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. content, prepare attributes at render, pass a block to render. (21925)

Experimental

  • Add undo-redo UIUI User interface to edit-site and edit-widgets. (21955)
  • Light blocks: site title. (22069)
  • Update: Use EntityProvider on the widgetWidget A 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. area. (22008)
  • Site editor:
    • Extract gutenberg_find_template_post helper. (21959)
    • Fix default editor background. (22182)
    • Refactor close button slot. (22179)
    • Make close button replaceable. (22001)
    • Add home icon to template switcher. (22004)
    • Updated template content. (22044)
    • Fix spelling mistake. (21991)

Performance

  • Reduce re-renders from block nodes context. (22134)
  • Move memo() from BlockStyles to BlockPreview. (21993)
  • Avoid rerenders of the entire BlockInspector when block attributes change. (21990)
  • Optimize BlockStyles by using 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. and React.memo (instead of HOCs). (21973)

Bug Fixes

  • Popover: Fix closest().parentNode null error. (22264)
  • Correct color palette in color settings. (22138)
  • Remove import of inexistant component. (22130)
  • Build Tooling: Run packages build before lint. (22088)
  • RangeControl: Fix number input change interaction. (22084)
  • Fix entity selection through save panel. (22011)
  • ESLint 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: Relax check for i18n-text-domain rule. (21928)
  • Block Library: 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/. does not recognize isSelected prop in Spacer block. (21924)
  • Reinitialize the 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. after the parent block is moved around. (21916)
  • Configure the navigation editor with correct __experimentalFetchLinkSuggestions. (21873)
  • Create the proper shortcodeShortcode A 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. on paste. (21864)
  • Refactor FontSizePicker component. Fix bug on undo. (21757)
  • Move caret to the end of pasted content. (21755)
  • Embed: use the same SmugMug URLURL A specific web address of a website or web page on the Internet, such as a website’s URL www.wordpress.org regex as the coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. (21744)
  • Navigation block: use new icon in placeholder. (21713)
  • Fix Template Part placeholder preview. (21623)
  • Restore the missing background color on the nested submenus. (22228)
  • fix: [#21777] Prevent focusing of FireFox address bar. (22215)
  • Fix flaky test in rich text. (22202)
  • Fix flaky test: tag “target” attribute. (22200)
  • Fix extra tab stop on Modal component. (22063)
  • Writing flow: fix vertical arrow nav in table (and generally grid). (22105)
  • Gallery block / media-placeholder – Preserve changes made while upload in progress. (19134)
  • Add missing dependency. (22086)

Tooling

  • Build Tools: Validate package-lock.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. for “resolved” errors. (22237)
  • Build Tools: Disable ESLint no-console for bin directory. (22033)
  • Build Tools: Changelog: Normalize entry to end with period. (22010)
  • Add analyze-bundles script. (21827)
  • Add changelog generator script. (19866)
  • Add a method for publishing patches to the Lerna scripts. (21844)
  • Add additional e2e debugging option. (21845)
  • Replace espree with babel. (21853)
  • Update diff to 4.0.2 and work around tree-shaking issues. (21994)
  • Increase the severityseverity The seriousness of the ticket in the eyes of the reporter. Generally, severity is a judgment of how bad a bug is, while priority is its relationship to other bugs. of jsdoc/no-undefined-types. . (21942)

Code Quality

  • Block: move new props to hook. (22212)
  • Block: avoid useLayoutEffect. (22108)
  • Try: Reduced specificity base block margins. (22051)
  • Update the audio and video blocks to use a light wrapper in the editor. (22028)
  • Remove unused animation lingering in paragraph file. (22020)
  • Columns. Remove the top and bottom margin from individual column blocks. (22018)
  • Try better inserter toggle styling. (22016)
  • Block Editor: Rename block context in BlockListBlock. (21922)
  • Remove duplicate CopyHanddler. (21817)
  • Types: Restore element, icons, primitives types. (21781)
  • Convert core toolbar buttons into ToolbarButton. (20008)
  • Block Directory: Add end 2 end tests. (20023)
  • ClipboardButton: use hooks. (22220)
  • ClipboardButton: remove wrapper span. (22218)
  • Block Library: Update FSE blocks to use block context. (21696)
  • Group: Zero out the intrinsic margin set to every block in the editor. (22209)
  • Unset the inherit for links. (22160)
  • Template Loader: Get rid of _wp_current_template_part_ids globals. (22143)
  • Block Library: Post Author: Reference attributes by argument. (22114)
  • Remove pass by reference of the $scripts and $styles attributes in client-assets.php. (21987)
  • Use optional chaining, optional catch binding. (21967)
  • Extract block mover buttons so that they can be individually imported. (22122)sss

Documentation

  • Scripts: Mark env script as deprecated. (22158)
  • Docs: Use InspectorControls from wordpress/block-editor. (22153)
  • Fix bundle analysis change location in the changelog. (22136)
  • Documentation: Improve the way CHANGELOG files are maintained. (22126)
  • ESLint Plugin: Add missing rules to root README. (22042)
  • Fix props, in example, code for Edit Post module. (21976)
  • Document e2e test command options. (21962)
  • Add an example for how to choose a style variation for a block variation. (21927)
  • Add documentation for onSelectURL property. (20799)
  • Document the old patterns API deprecation. (22177)
  • Coding Guidelines:
  • Document JavaScriptJavaScript JavaScript or JS is an object-oriented computer programming language commonly used to create interactive effects within web browsers. WordPress makes extensive use of JS for a better user experience. While PHP is executed on the server, JS executes within a user’s browser. https://www.javascript.com/. language support commitment. (22030)
  • Add “gotchas” section about ES2020 optional chaining. (22029)
  • Recommend function components. (22090)

Various

  • Expose presets declared via add_theme_support in global styles. (22076)
  • Update is-promise package to the latest version. (21940)
  • Blocks: Register FSE blocks if the experiment is enabled. (21536)

Mobile App

  • Add missing RTL support for some mobile components. (21502)
  • Remove separatorType prop from TextControl, RangeControl… (21365)
  • Color settings. (21326)
  • Global styles provider. (21637)
  • Update existing templates to use new blocks. (21857)
  • Enable pullquote block. (21930)
  • Merge release branchbranch A directory in Subversion. WordPress uses branches to store the latest development code for each major release (3.9, 4.0, etc.). Branches are then updated with code for any minor releases of that branch. Sometimes, a major version of WordPress and its minor versions are collectively referred to as a "branch", such as "the 4.0 branch". back to master for v1.27.1. (22234)
  • Wrap button blocks with buttons blocks in page templates. (21939)
  • Components: Create a separate .native entry for ToolbarItem. (22229)

Performance Benchmark

The following benchmark compares performance for a particularly sizeable post (~ 36000 words, ~ 1000 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.

VersionLoading TimeKeyPress event (typing)
Gutenberg 8.1.010.88s43.61ms
Gutenberg 8.0.013.30s42.97ms
WordPress 5.410.80s52.87ms
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