Gutenberg + Themes: Week of September 20, 2021

Hello! This is the 66th 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. A special thanks to @mikachan for compiling this collection.

Active Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Post Comments LoopLoop The Loop is PHP code used by WordPress to display posts. Using The Loop, WordPress processes each post to be displayed on the current page, and formats it according to how it matches specified criteria within The Loop tags. Any HTML or PHP code in the Loop will be processed on each post. 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.: Tracking issue #34994
  • Themes: Query pagination does not output paged and paged-number body classes #34898
  • 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.: support a description value for templateParts #34723
    Themes: Font family: switch from CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Custom Property to classes #31910
  • 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.: Post Comments Loop Block: Tracking issue #34994
  • 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: Try: add get_settings_from_theme function to get data from the theme’s theme.json #34843
  • GS: theme.json can’t have comments #35099
  • GS: theme.json: whether or not to allow targeting settings that are specific to the block #35114
  • GS: Implicit Text, Hover, Focus Colors as Part of Color Palette #34717
  • DT: Duotone/Filters: Add option to set on entire gallery #34950
  • DT: Migrate buttons & navigation to flex layout #34872


  • Themes: Fix block gap added to the block templates skip link #34986
  • FSE: Add basic support for child themes #34354
  • GS: Fix theme supports for themes without theme.json #34955
  • DT: Unit Control: Always display current unit value if valid #34768

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