Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #56

Happy Friday! Gutenberg 8.4 was recently released. Let’s take a look at some features that got into 8.4, and then we’ll dive into some new features currently being worked on.

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/ 8.4

  • Inline image editing
  • Multi-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. controls
  • Block Directory
  • Improved drag and drop
  • Visible movers next to block switcher

Work in progress

Some of the latest work being explored includes these below.

Longpress to trigger drag and drop

Creating a template from scratch

Navigation block placeholder

What’s coming

  • The post outlining July’s focuses has gone up.
  • Editor features update post for WP 5.5.
  • This coming Monday we’ll 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. Gutenberg 8.5 in time for inclusion in WP 5.5.

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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