Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Jan 4, 2021

Hello and Happy New Year! This is the 33rd 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:

  • 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.: 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.-based themes without a comments file trigger a depreciation warning. 28045
  • FSE: Themes located in a subdirectory do not load template parts. 28022
  • FSE: Template parts need to inherit the query context. 28011
  • FSE: Inline custom block styles are not visible in the site editor. 27962
  • FSE: Rethink exporting block themes and styles. 27941 
  • FSE Blocks: Query Pagination Block warning. 28014
  • FSE Blocks: Add Archive Title Block. 27989


  • FSE Blocks: Post ExcerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. Block: Fix incorrect quotes for the class attribute in the wrapper. 27895
  • FSE: Add support for custom templates. 27778
  • Box control units: Ensure custom units are preserved. 27800
  • Fix the RTL editor styles and the theme styles option. 27947 

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

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