Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #6

It’s the middle of February now and there’s been great discussion around how Gutenberg might impact some of the WordPress major releases. Because Gutenberg updates often affect the user interface, it’s important to consider these as major updates. Anyways, let’s get down to design!

Widgets to blocks

All core widgets are now converted to blocks! Please take a moment to stop and celebrate this achievement. A big round of THANKS goes out to everyone involved. Design Team, Core Team, Accessibility Team, other contributors, everyone! Great work.

The Classic Widget Block is still underway. This block will display widgets that haven’t been converted yet. Any non-core widgets will be accessed in Gutenberg by being contained in this block.

Other widget blocks are being improved upon: Archives [1464], Recent Comments [1792], Recent Posts [1594].

Navigation block

This complex block is HUGE. So many moving parts, interactions, etc. Distilling it down into key issues has been helping on GitHub. Feedback is coming in, providing different perspectives and thinking. This block is still about a month+ out.

Tightening up

The discussion about the Cover block including nested blocks is laying important groundwork for a Section block.


Some a11y discussion around the block specific responsive controls has been happening. It was mentioned in this week’s a11y chat as well.

Thanks for reading, staying informed, and contributing anywhere you can!

#design, #gutenberg-weekly, #phase-2