Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Jan 25, 2021

Hello! This is the 36th 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. Sorry it’s late!

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

Issues / Discussions:

  • Blocks: Refactor Gallery 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. as a wrapper around Image Blocks. 25940
  • Global Styles: Discuss the default scope of each block’s style properties: 27512
  • 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.: Improve loading methods for block styles. 28358
  • FSE: Updates to 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.. 28163
  • FSE: Try implementing a multi-theme system. 28131
  • FSE: Themes located in a subdirectory do not load template parts. 28022
  • FSE Blocks: Add Archive Title Block. 27989
  • FSE Blocks: Navigation block: Hide more than N items. 27131
  • FSE: Hide Homepage title 28564
  • FSE Blocks: Query Block: Consider allowing for an optional semantic wrapper tag 28555
  • Global Styles: Make custom spacing work with coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. 28548
  • FSE: Improve loading method for block styles in FSE themes 28358
  • Updates to experimental-theme.json 28163
  • FSE: Enable the user to switch which entity is being previewed in the template editor 28466
  • FSE: Add a ‘section’ term for Template Parts. 28410
  • FSE: Change the post template visually 28390
  • FSE: Improve loading method for block styles in FSE themes 28358
  • FSE: Allow the query block to work on singular pages when inheriting the global query 28351
  • FSE: Site Editing: Explore how we might set what’s displayed on the front of a site from within the site editor 28341


  • FSE: Dark Theme Support: Allow for theme modifications 28233
  • Blocks: Fix cover matrix alignment 28404
  • Blocks: Add support for border configuration via theme.json. 28049
  • Global Styles: Update theme.json shape: make settings & style top-level keys 28110
  • Blocks: Social Link: Add a class to the anchor element 28494

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
  • Menu item word wrap: 28516
  • Image border radius support: 27667
  • Social Icons, background and color options: 28084

General Resources:

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