Gutenberg + Themes: Week of August 23, 2021

Hello! This is the 62nd 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. Thanks @mikachan for compiling!

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

Active Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Output when 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. is empty #34205
  • Themes: Consider adding form elements to the theme.json elements 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. #34198
  • Themes: consider loading user styles after theme styles #34141
  • Themes: Allow for Global Block-level configuration of duotone #34122
  • Themes: [Columns] Width listed in px rather than percentage #34096 
  • Themes: Enable transparency for duotone #34130
  • 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.: get_the_permalink should reflect the FSE permalink when used with Blocks #34271
  • FSE: ​​Explore “Site Branding” patterns for Site Title, Site Logo, Site Tagline #34123
  • FSE: Improve the error handling for invalid JSON #34119
  • FSE: Directory for Templates and Template Parts #34081
  • FSE: Add basic support for child themes #34354
  • GS: [RNMobile] Pullquote Block: Changes to Colours Not Reflected in Editor #34358
  • GS: Track changes in the size of the global stylesheet #34329
  • GS: Make the global stylesheet available for all themes #34328
  • GS: Allow filtering the alignment options of blocks via theme.json #34317
  • GS: Border control: Add padding when a border is set #34315
  • GS: SidebarSidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme.: allow resetting the value of the line-height provided by the user #34260
  • GS: Theme.json -Adding color to the search block changes the wrong element #34216
  • GS: Provide means to enable/disable Global-level configuration of blocks #34206


  • GS: Fix block-level global styles color panels #34293

Overview Issues

  • Global Styles: Design Tools Overview #33447
  • Block Styles Breakdown #20331

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