Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #53

Howdy! Gutenberg 8.1 was released this past Wednesday. Some of the recent features include:

  • New patterns.
  • Ability to search patterns.
  • Ability to copy individual blocks.

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 Query block is coming along in this PR. This is HUGE for pages that want to display posts with specific categories, tags, etc.

The Query Block allows users to create a search on the site and choose blocks to display content from the matching posts. This allows users to highlight specific content or areas of their sites.

Block Navigator

The Block Navigator is getting some features that allow moving blocks and other common actions.

Welcome Guide

The new Welcome Guide redesign is about to be merged.

What’s New modal

A “What’s new” UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. has been proposed for 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. recently. This will help convey any user-facing changes to users who don’t frequent the make blogs. I particularly love this idea!

Template parts

Continued efforts are explored through design work about how to add template parts, how to select existing template parts, etc.


Get involved

Now is a great time to get involved. While the work on this project is intense, it is always important to glean new perspectives from other WordPress users and community members. Just drop into any of the links provided above to read up on the details, contribute, and leave feedback.

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

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