Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #7

WordPress 5.1 “Betty” has been released, but don’t confuse that with Gutenberg 5.1, which has also recently been released – they aren’t the same. To clarify, Gutenberg 5.1 is not included in WordPress 5.1. Any mention of “Gutenberg” refers to the plugin specifically. This is particularly confusing because they both have the same version number, but Gutenberg releases tend to happen more often than WordPress itself, so the numbers will diverge again soon.

Widgets to blocks

The Classic Widget Block has an experimental PR. Looks like some framework updates are required before this is completed. These updates will also help move the widgets screen forward as well.

Tightening up

Floating blocks now have block movers. The embed block now requires an extra click before playing video to prevent it from playing immediately when selected. Consistent background colors on hover of UI elements. Added inline image resizing. URL input popover was cleaned up.

Work in Progress


URL label was added to the permalink section in the Inspector. The region navigation styling has been improved as well.

Work in Progress

Lot’s of explorations around the keyboard navigation between the main content area and the Inspector.

New blocks

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

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