Call for Testing: Gutenberg 4.0 Pre-release

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/ is currently the main focus for the testing group and it is the new editing experience in WordPress. The goal of Gutenberg is to simplify the creation of rich pages and posts in WordPress by replacing old custom HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites., CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. 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. Change the overlay color on the Cover 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.. (10291)
  2. Try changing the style variation and colors for pullquotes. (9763)
  3. Edit a post already being edited by another user and check that post looking works as expected. (4217)
  4. Align different blocks. Try on mobile. (10085)
  5. Turn on the option to skip the publish confirmation and check that posts publish immediately. (9760)
  6. Exit the code editor using the link at top right. Try from different browser versions. (10061)
  7. Nest some bulleted list items and check that the indented ones are circles. (10358)
  8. Search for terms when adding categories. (10138)
  9. Add a text color to a paragraph with links and see that the links change color too. (10171)
  10. Insert images using the classic block. (10306)
  11. Embed a few videos and check that they look correct at different screen sizes. (10161, 10213)
  12. Paste content from Word or LibreOffice and check that unwanted style tags aren’t showing. (10019)
  13. Use access + z (ctrl + option + z on a Mac / shift + alt + z elsewhere) to remove blocks. (10008)
  14. Bonus: test with Yoast SEO.
  15. Bonus: write and publish a few posts while logged as a user with a non-admin role such as editor, author, or contributor.
  16. What else would you like to see tested?!

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

There are a number of updates in this 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. and you can check the list on the releases page if you’d like to test more or different stuff. If you are a developer creating custom blocks, check out that list for updates that will affect coding.

Block developers: please keep an eye on deprecations in 4.0. Important note:  wp.editor.RichTextProvider is deprecated and is being from Gutenberg in 4.0.0.

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

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