Gutenberg Phase 2 Friday Design Update #59

Gutenberg 8.8 was released this week! While there was no “Features” categoryCategory The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. in the changelog, there were plenty of “Enhancements.” Two of the more visual enhancements included:

  • The mover icons were separated from 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. icon in the block toolbar.
  • The top toolbar button color was made to look clickable now.

In Progress

Two features aimed for the 5.6 release are the Widgets and Menu screens in wp-admin. These are undergoing a large amount of redesign right now to include blocks in intuitive ways while still supporting the wonderful features everyone is accustomed to within those screens.

WidgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. Editor

The Widget Editor is being explored as a single widget area editor that offers a way for users to switch between areas.

Navigation block

The Navigation block is seeing some alternative display explorations like a full-screen overlay as an option.

Block Directory

Recent flows around the Block Directory are being redesigned.

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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