Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #55

There have been a lot of efforts to tighten up 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/ in preparation for the WordPress 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. This post highlights a few.

Moving blocks

The movers are now more visible and aligned tightly with 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.’s icon. And there’s a PR that explores hiding the block’s content when being dragged.

Resize component

The resize component is getting a tooltip that communicates the pixel size when being resized.

Parent block selection

Selecting the parent block has been difficult for a long time. The current iteration to improve this experience includes a parent selector that appears in the block’s toolbar.

Superscript and Subscript

A few rich text additions include superscript and subscript to allow more editing capabilities.


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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