Some updates have been made based on previous testing and issues filed since RC A beta version of software with the potential to be a final product, which is ready to release unless significant bugs emerge. 1 was released.
To help test, please install RC 2 by downloading
gutenberg.zip from the releases page or use the button below.
Help is needed testing anything from the list in the Call for Testing: Gutenberg 3.9 Pre-release post or from the following testing list:
- Add a classic block 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., add a latest posts block, save, refresh. (9968)
- Add a Vimeo video embed and check for vertical scrollbars. (9920)
- Try exporting reusable blocks in IE 11 or Firefox. (10000)
- Enable spotlight mode and verify unselected blocks have a lower opacity. (9951)
Please join us in #core-test on WordPress Slack if you have questions or want to bounce ideas around!
Gutenberg 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 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 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., CSS 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:
- Select multiple blocks and save them as a reusable block 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.. (9732)
- Create, export, import, and modify some reusable blocks. (9788)
- 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)
- Find and test the new drag handle in various browsers. (9569)
- From a small screen width, test that collapsible toolbar components (such as alignment on paragraph blocks) work as expected. (9687)
- Convert a Cover Image block to an Image block and back. (9743)
- Open a new post and check whether title field is focused. (9608)
- Embed videos with different aspect ratios (16:9, 4:3), check that they look correct. (9500)
- Add a gallery as a non-admin role and make sure it loads and is editable. (9875)
- Add galleries using IE 11 and Edge. (9622)
- Add content using the classic block. (9680)
- Find a theme that styles captions for video blocks & make sure styling looks correct. (9609)
- Edit a block’s HTML, delete all the content, deselect the block and check that it reverts back to its default state. (9546)
- Check that you can insert a Columns block but not a Column (singular) block. (9523)
- Use the keyboard shortcut to unlink. (9903)
- Bonus: How-to and FAQ blocks with Yoast SEO 8.2 (released Sep 11).
- Bonus: write and publish a few posts while logged as a user with a non-admin role such as editor, author, or contributor.
- What else would you like to see tested?!
If you find a new bug, please file it in
gutenberg on GitHub. Thank you!
Plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party 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.
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