Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #57

Happy Friday. Gutenberg 8.5 was released last week on July 8 just in time to get into WordPress 5.5 BetaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process..

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. 8.5

No more cloned element while dragging and dropping.

  • Easy upload from external sources.
  • Add an edit button to the gallery images.
  • Move zoom control to toolbar of Image 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..
  • Polish the document sidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. controls.
  • Redesign the transform menu.
  • Redesign the canvas inserter. 

Work in progress

New sidebar menu to navigate within FSE. This new menu concept will make FSE navigation much easier. Pulling it into a new sidebar menu makes a lot of sense here.

Block patterns went through a few revisions in time for WP 5.5. These revisionsRevisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. help tighten up the overall design aesthetic. The Quote pattern below is a great example.

An Accordion block is being discussed. There’s been several requests to get a native form of this block into CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. Here’s how that might look.

List view design updates. The List View is another term for the Block Navigator. With all the upcoming features, a redesign is underway.

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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