Call for Testing: Gutenberg 3.9 Pre-release

Gutenberg is the new editing experience in WordPress, and it is currently the main focus for the testing group. The goal of Gutenberg is to simplify the creation of rich pages and posts in WordPress by replacing old custom HTML, CSS and shortcodes with native Blocks.

To help test, please download gutenberg.zip from the releases page, or use the button above, and try testing any of the following things:

  1. Select multiple blocks and save them as a reusable block. (9732)
  2. Create, export, import, and modify some reusable blocks. (9788)
  3. Trigger an invalid block warning that says “This block has been modified externally” by modifying the HTML for a paragraph or image block (can you suggest another example for how to trigger an invalid block?) and try out the “Compare Conversion” option in the more menu. (7995)
  4. Find and test the new drag handle in various browsers. (9569)
  5. From a small screen width, test that collapsible toolbar components (such as alignment on paragraph blocks) work as expected. (9687)
  6. Convert a Cover Image block to an Image block and back. (9743)
  7. Open a new post and check whether title field is focused. (9608)
  8. Embed videos with different aspect ratios (16:9, 4:3), check that they look correct. (9500)
  9. Add a gallery as a non-admin role and make sure it loads and is editable. (9875)
  10. Add galleries using IE 11 and Edge. (9622)
  11. Add content using the classic block. (9680)
  12. Find a theme that styles captions for video blocks & make sure styling looks correct. (9609)
  13. Edit a block’s HTML, delete all the content, deselect the block and check that it reverts back to its default state. (9546)
  14. Check that you can insert a Columns block but not a Column (singular) block. (9523)
  15. Use the keyboard shortcut to unlink. (9903)
  16. Bonus: How-to and FAQ blocks with Yoast SEO 8.2  (released Sep 11).
  17. Bonus: write and publish a few posts while logged as a user with a non-admin role such as editor, author, or contributor.
  18. What else would you like to see tested?!

If you find a new bug, please file it in gutenberg on GitHub. Thank you!

Plugin developers: please keep an eye on deprecations in 3.9, especially if you work with colors. Also note that wp.editor.RichTextProvider is deprecated and will be removed from Gutenberg in 4.0.0. Please use wp.data.select( 'core/editor' ) methods instead.

Please join us in #core-test on WordPress Slack any time!

#call-for-testing, #gutenberg