Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Nov 16, 2020

Hello! This is the 28th 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! 

Issues / Discussions:

  • Blocks: Fix the text color for links in the Navigation 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.. 26698 
  • Blocks: Allow paragraphs to use CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. columns. 27118
  • Blocks: Modify hover/focus/active states for blocks. 27075
  • Blocks: Navigation Block: Dynamic version 27130
  • Blocks: Navigation Block: Hide more than N items. 27131
  • Blocks: Navigation Block: Add space between items. 27132
  • Blocks: Social Links Block: Modify default placeholder. 26953
  • 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.: Provide a CSS reset. 27116
  • FSE: Template parts are not always loading in the site editor. 27072
  • FSE: Allow themes to enqueue stylesheets in theme.jsonJSON JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is a minimal, readable format for structuring data. It is used primarily to transmit data between a server and web application, as an alternative to XML. 26902
  • FSE: Allow all Gutenberg theme support options to be defined in theme.json 26901
  • FSE: Provide alignment styles for the front end. 26633
  • FSE: Allow responsive styles in theme.json. 27107
  • FSE: Add preset line height variables in theme.json. 27100
  • FSE Blocks: Add text decoration control to Site Title. 27114
  • FSE Blocks: Allow post metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. blocks to be appear inline. 26899
  • FSE Bocks: Post comments and comment form blocks should include a placeholder and default styles. 26864 26865 26999
  • Discussion/approved for 5.6: System font for unstyled editor. 26822
  • Discussion: add_editor_style doesn’t support @import stylesheets. 26963
  • Possible Bug: editor-font-sizes slugs aren’t always as expected. 26940


  • FSE: Fix custom spacing support. 27045
  • FSE Blocks: Add grid view to Query block. 27067

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