Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Apr 26, 2021

Hello! This is the 47nd 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 feedback is crucial and appreciated.

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.: Featured ImageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. 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. needs size settings 31323
  • FSE: Inconsistent Pattern Insertion between Page Editor and Site Editor 31251
  • FSE: Post Title: deleting the block crashes the parent group block 31115
  • FSE: opening templates and template parts for post listing 31114
  • FSE: Page template: Show template parts 31090
  • FSE: Split theme.css styles loading 31239
  • FSE: Add disable FSE theme support flag 30760
  • FSE: Fix template loading order for child themes when no explicit template exists 31336
  • Themes: Presets used in patterns: register them as user presets? 31124
  • Themes: Fix: Allow post comment button to inherit button & global styles automatically 31338
  • Themes: (Optionally) rendering classic navigation data source in Navigation Block 30852


  • FSE: Template part – add patterns placeholder selection. 31155
  • FSE: A11yAccessibility Accessibility (commonly shortened to a11y) refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people with disabilities. The concept of accessible design ensures both “direct access” (i.e. unassisted) and “indirect access” meaning compatibility with a person’s assistive technology (for example, computer screen readers). ( Constrain tabbing inside them multi-entity save panel 31136
  • FSE: Verify if php template exists for a hybrid/universal theme with a block-based parent 31123
  • FSE: Add a StyleProvider to support CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site.-in-JS components inside iframes. 31010
  • Themes: Only split block styles loading for block themes 31309
  • Themes: [Fix] Inlined coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. block styles should not override user-added inline styles 31268
  • Hook maybe_inline_styles in the footer 31072

Overview Issues:

  • FSE: Page template: Overview/enhancements 31097

General Resources:

Thanks @pbking and @kjellr for your help with this week’s summary. Please comment if there’s something you’d like to highlight 🙂