Gutenberg + Themes: Week of September 13, 2021

Hello! This is the 65th 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.

Active Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • GS: 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.: support a description value for templateParts #34723
  • GS: CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress./Button .is-style-outline overwrites theme.json padding settings for default button padding #34853
  • GS: Document how to include to a 3rd party typeface in global styles #34752
  • GS: Add Support for Named Sections of Color Palettes #34741
  • GS: Implicit Text, Hover, Focus Colors as Part of Color Palette #34717
  • GS: Add duotone theme.json styles support #34667
  • 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.: Migrate buttons & navigation to flex layout #34872
  • FSE: 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. supports: margin/padding controls not showing in the Block Editor when enabled at theme.json settings block level. #34766
  • FSE: Visualise box model properties on the canvas when interacting with spacing controls #34703
  • FSE: Add basic support for child themes #34354
  • Themes: Try: add get_settings_from_theme function to get data from the theme’s theme.json #34843
  • Themes: Experiment with allowing Theme JSON to control Navigation block within the Navigation Editor screen #34784
  • Themes: Query pagination does not output paged and paged-number body classes #34898


  • Cache global stylesheet keyed by theme #34704
  • Clean theme data when switching themes in the customizerCustomizer Tool built into WordPress core that hooks into most modern themes. You can use it to preview and modify many of your site’s appearance settings. #34540
  • Fix for link color in containers #34689

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