Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #26

Happy Friday y’all! Gutenberg 6.1 was just released Wednesday.
“ヽ(´▽`)ノ” Included in the release are some great motions for reordering blocks. I’ll add that while 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. 6.0 took hit on performance, it been optimized better in 6.1.

Widgets to blocks

There are some really great experiments being added to the 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.

  • New Customizer Panel to edit 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 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.
  • Add the block inspector to the widgets screen.
  • Add a global inserter to the widgets screen.

Block directory

A recent post went up concerning the wp-admin concepts. Block Directory in WP-Admin Concepts @melchoyce has done some wonderful work here to get the conversation started.

Tightening up

Usability Testing

Several people took the usability test during WCEU. Part 1 and Part 2.

I’ve also recently posted the usability tests from June. Watch the videos and leave some feedback!

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

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