Gutenberg + Themes: Week of July 16, 2021

Hello! This is the 57th 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.  

As always, please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated. 

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: 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. properties can’t be overridden in 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. #33367
  • Themes: Dynamic Template Parts #32939
  • 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.: Fix nested layout containers #33501
  • i18n: Add pattern 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. #33217
  • Global Styles: Add new progressive disclosure panel and update spacing supports #32392
  • Themes: Add a setting to opt-out of block templates using theme.json #33500
  • Themes: improve the way custom units are handled #33470


  • Themes: Allow themes to provide empty values for color.duotone and spacing.units #33280
  • Themes: Specify what settings can be part of settings.layout #33303

Overview Issues

  • Global Styles: Design Tools Overview #33447

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