Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Nov 2, 2020

Hello! This is the 26th 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.

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

In progress / Discussions:

  • Polish search 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.. 26446
  • Wrap code block by default. 26623
  • Discussion: Allow themes to dynamically add CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. class names to the editor wrapper. 26494
  • Discussion: Try a wider vanilla / default column width. 26357
  • Bug: Background Colors assigned as ‘preset’ colors do not render correctly in the editor while in dark mode. 26506
  • Bug: Preset size dropdown includes empty li when only custom font sizes are enabled 26489
  • Bug: Toolbar buttons can inherit the editors text color when active. 26462
  • 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.: Load content in an iFrameiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.. 25775
  • FSE Discussion: Handling of templates and template parts duplicates. 26546
  • FSE Discussion: Provide a way for Gutenberg to provide alignment styles for the front end. 26633
  • FSE Bug: All blocks show up as full width, don’t match the post editor. 26630
  • Suggestion: Box-layout attribute. 26407


  • FSE: Add wide and full alignment options to the post/site title blocks. 26601
  • FSE: Automatically enable FSE for block-based themes. 26500
  • FSE: Support other units in font size presets. 26475
  • Improvement to large font size display in the font size dropdown. 26705 
  • Use currentColor for the Quote block’s accents. 26684

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

General Resources:

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