Gutenberg + Themes Weekly Updates

Hello! This is the 24th weekly roundup of theme-related discussions, fixes, and developments in 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. It was relatively quiet due to the focus on testing and improvements for 5.6.

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

  • FSEFSE Short for Full Site Editing, a project for the Gutenberg plugin and the editor where a full page layout is created using only blocks.: Rethink how template parts work. 26392
  • Query 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.: expose initial templates as block variations. 26378
  • Full-site editor: Add “convert to template part” flow. 20445
  • Full-site editor: Add RTL support for navigation. 26334
  • Full-site editor: Add Dropdown to Create Generic Templates (Experiment). 26284
  • Editor: Try a wider vanilla / default column width. 26357


  • Twenty Twenty-One Blocks was started in the theme experiments repository: 57
  • Themes now use stylesheet rather than textdomain as their identifier: 25995
  • Fix allowing FSE themes to live in a subdirectory within the themes directory: 26391

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934
  • Query and LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. block tracking: 24762

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Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @kjellr, @scruffian, @joen for help drafting this post. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!