Gutenberg + Themes: Week of March 11, 2021

Hello! This is the 41st 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

  • Themes: Custom controls, 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. supports, and 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. 29778
  • Themes: theme.json spec – use block names for settings & block selectors for styles 29773
  • Themes: Dark Theme Support should check for text color 29446
  • Themes: Noto Serif Font Missing in GB 10.0 29177
  • Themes: Last Paragraph block is acting strange 29508
  • Themes: Allow customizing the no-results behavior of the query block 27302
  • Themes: Allow enqueing a webfont if used 29426
  • Themes: Page Break block ( coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./nextpage ) not working as expected in Full Site Editing 29484
  • Themes: Use “em” not “px” for @media queries 16911
  • Themes: Gallery: Convert Gallery block to use Image blocks instead of having its own nested image format 25940
  • Themes: Latest Posts: Add support for typography properties 29623
  • Themes: Global Styles: Add CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. vars for root level settings 29714
  • Themes: Global Styles: Form elements 29167
  • Themes: Global styles: Add a global spacing variable 27315
  • 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. Blocks: Add to Global Styles 27122
  • FSE Blocks: Navigation block: Hide more than N items. 27131
  • FSE Blocks: Cover/Columns/Media & Text/Group: Remove margins on inner blocks 29525
  • FSE: Add support for body_class and post_class 29308


  • Themes: Allow customizing the no-results behavior of the query block 29521
  • Themes: Rename load_separate_block_styles to load_separate_block_assets 29703
  • Themes: Reset all WP Admin styles in the wrapper of the editor styles. 29590
  • Themes: Site Title: Add text decoration and text transform controls 29622
  • FSE Blocks: Restore the margins of blocks relying on the figure element 29517 
  • FSE: inline block styles minification issues with calc() 29554
  • FSE: Query title block – Archive Title 29428

Overview Issues

  • Themes: [Discussion] Hybrid themes: Templating hierarchies 29024
  • Themes: Default Colors, Theme Colors, and Custom Colors 29568
  • Themes: Alignments Overview 29506 / 29335 / 6131

General Resources

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