Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #29

Hey all! Now that we’re in the second half of the year, design reviews and feedback are extremely crucial to help keep development moving.

Widgets to blocks

Looking back on the list of issues that stemmed from a design review regarding 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. areas 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., it’s great to see these getting attention. If you haven’t had the opportunity to test the new widgets screen in wp-admin, please do! 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. 6.2 reveals this screen in 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’s menu.

Gutenberg 6.2 widgets screen.

In Gutenberg 6.3, a new Experiments setting page is being introduced which will offer the ability to turn on/off the new widgets/block areas screen.

Experiments setting screen in Gutenberg 6.3.

Navigation block

As mentioned last week, the Navigation block is going through a design pivot. This is leading to some really interesting design explorations like this one about including existing block patterns.

Integrating existing block patterns into the Navigation block.

Tightening up

Block Directory

There’s some excellent development on the Block Directory which was posted recently.

New blocks

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

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