Gutenberg + Themes: Week of May 17, 2021

Hello! This is the 49th 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

  • Themes: Post 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.: add alignfull/wide styles #32070
  • Themes: Featured Image 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.: fix img alignment styles #31940
  • Themes: Refactor nav block paddings/margins to inherit global styles. #31878
  • Themes: Discussion: Block Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • Themes: Feedback on custom templates and switching themes #31954
  • Themes: Consider new label and copy for Layout controls #31950
  • Themes: Split theme.css styles loading #31239
  • 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.: Template editor and front-end alignment styles do not match #32069 
  • FSE: Undo/Redo Behavior in Template Editing Mode is inconsistent/confusing #31948
  • FSE: Hide the “Post *” blocks in the post editor #81830
  • FSE: (Optionally) rendering classic navigation data source in Navigation Block #30852
  • Templates: Remove now-obsolete gutenberg_get_template_paths() #32066
  • FSE: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • FSE: Align block hover and select styles across list view, site editor, select mode #31277
  • Themes: Styling the Post Terms divider #31710
  • Themes: Discussion: Including images in FSE HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. templates #31815
  • FSE: Hybrid themes don’t work if the fallback is block-based #31633 
  • FSE: FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. page_template stopped working with active Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party >= 10.5.0 #31699 
  • FSE:  Bundle query-title and post-title into one block #31717
  • 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: “Read More” styled incorrectly with Global Styles #31797 


  • Headings block: add support for font weight #27639
  • Themes: Hide the PostAuthor block behind the Gutenberg experimental flag #31983
  • Themes: Substitute CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Custom Property by the mechanism used in layout and duotone #31488
  • Themes: Option to disable duotone #31764
  • Themes:  Allow more complex contentWidth & wideWidth values #31740
  • FSE: Featured Image block needs size settings #31323
  • FSE: Template part ‘replace’ flow – don’t show currently used template part as option. #31720
  • FSE: Template part placeholders – use label and icon per variation. #31721 
  • FSE: register template part variations server side. #31761
  • Post editor: fix wrapper block name for template mode #31985
  • FSE: Fixes FSE Navigation sub-menu item styling regression #31754

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