Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Nov 30, 2020

Hello! This is the 30th 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: Revisit appender margins. 27392
  • 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.: Semantic Template Parts 27337
  • FSE: 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: Provide a CSS reset. 27116
  • 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: Provide alignment styles for the front end. 26633
  • FSE: Allow responsive styles in theme.json. 27107
  • FSE: Try adding support for child themes: 27305
  • FSE: Site Editor: Revert templates to their original theme-provided files 27208
  • Global Styles: Change the behaviour of the reset button 27483
  • FSE Blocks: Query block: Allow inheriting the global query arguments 27128
  • Global Styles: Controlling design tools visibility 27295
  • Global Styles: Allow making text flushed left or justified 27300
  • Global styles: Add a global spacing variable 27315
  • FSE: Provide defaults for font weight/styles on FSE based on the json (27269)


  • Blocks: Simplify CSS for the code block 27314
  • Blocks: Video Block: Let the video fill the container. 27328
  • FSE: Reveal block boundaries on hover in the Site Editor 27271
  • FSE: Load block patterns in the Site Editor. 27497
  • FSE Blocks: TagTag Tag is one of the pre-defined taxonomies in WordPress. Users can add tags to their WordPress posts along with categories. However, while a category may cover a broad range of topics, tags are smaller in scope and focused to specific topics. Think of them as keywords used for topics discussed in a particular post. Cloud block: Adjust styles for the different block alignments 27342

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • 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!