Gutenberg + Themes: Week of May 28, 2021

Hello! This is the 50th 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.  This has been a busy week with feature freeze and there has been a bit less movement in terms of issues and PRs.

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Failure to parse 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. should be a lot more obvious #32009
  • Discussion: 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. Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • 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: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • Themes: Allow themes to add inline styles for all blocks when using lazy styles loading #32275


  • FSE: Adapt the 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’s code to work with FSE infrastructure in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. #32183
  • FSE: Remove now-obsolete get_template_hierarchy() #32116
  • Templates: Remove now-obsolete gutenberg_get_template_paths() #32066

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