Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Feb 25, 2021

Hello! This is the 39th 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 & PRs:

  • 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.: Noto Serif Font Missing in GB 10.0 29177
  • FSE: Add support for body_class and post_class 29308
  • FSE: Template Navigation: previews are rendered but not shown on smaller screens 29278
  • FSE: Template Navigation: Improve template and content preview performance 29276
  • FSE: Rethink 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. alignments. 29335
  • FSE: Site Editor: template part border disappears when hovering over nested blocks 29258
  • FSE: Feedback on adding a background image to a template part 29238
  • FSE: Navigation block: Trying to add link results in block error when editing in Template Parts 29237
  • FSE: Navigation Block: cannot “Add all pages” when directly editing a Template Part 29236
  • FSE: Feedback and questions about the FSE (also a part of FSE call for testing) 29228
  • FSE: Site Editor: theme styles are not applied in template previews 29166
  • FSE: Ensure there’s a mechanism for disabling creation of new templates 29144
  • FSE: Site Editor: not possible to change site icon 29126
  • FSE: Add `full and wide` align controls to Query and Query Pagination blocks 29289
  • FSE: Fix Site title: Different markup in the editor and on the frontend 29021
  • FSE: First step towards hybrid themes: Fallback to PHPPHP PHP (recursive acronym for PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML. templates 29026
  • Themes: 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.: Read more link/button 29168
  • Themes: Global Styles: Form elements 29167
  • Themes: WP Block Styles: Only load in the editor if a theme opts in 29252
  • Themes: Editor Styles: Add a transform for button rules 29229
  • Themes: [Discussion] Hybrid themes: Templating hierarchies 29024
  • Themes: Mitigate CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. inheritance from wp-block auto margins 28878
  • Themes: Improve dropcap behavior 28685


  • FSE: Improve loading method for block styles 28358
  • FSE: Site Editor: Fix navigate-to-link error 29239
  • FSE: Use a modal for the template part creation flow 29108
  • FSE: Fix cursor on rich text blocks when outline mode is active 29106
  • FSE: Site Editor: Fix misalignment with navigation toggle and headerHeader The header of your site is typically the first thing people will experience. The masthead or header art located across the top of your page is part of the look and feel of your website. It can influence a visitor’s opinion about your content and you/ your organization’s brand. It may also look different on different screen sizes. 29093

Overview Issues:

  • Covering All Features of Template Tags in Full Site Editing (FSE) 22724

General Resources:

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