Gutenberg + Themes: Week of November 8th, 2021

Hello! This is the 72nd 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

  • Themes: Ability to remove / override “CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.” color palette #36407
  • Themes: Allow themes to provide alternate color palettes #36304
  • Themes: Consider changing some 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. settings to opt-out #36187
  • Themes: Template Editing: Templates do not recognize theme template parts without a theme attribute #36124
  • Themes: Navigation preservation plan #36087
  • Themes: Themes should be able to provide default template for Template Editing via theme.json #36086
  • Themes: Alternative approach to the layout outer padding #36214
  • 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.: Color naming conflict for theme variables #36360
  • FSE: Post Template returns empty string when no results found #36224
  • FSE: Add templates list page for site editor #36379
  • GS: Gutenberg 11.9: Not possible to filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks They provide a way for functions to modify data of other functions. They are the counterpart to Actions. Unlike Actions, filters are meant to work in an isolated manner, and should never have side effects such as affecting global variables and output. the global style settings anymore #36330
  • GS: Add automated core blocks documentation #36183
  • GS: The margin added at the top level styles (for body) in theme.json is override by a margin added from gutenberg #36147
  • GS: Replace get_theme_file_path in theme_has_support #36398
  • GS: Account for upcoming changes in styles metadata in WordPress 5.9 #36327
  • GS: theme.json: adds a setting property that enables some other ones #36246
  • GS: LineHeightControl: Use __unstableSize prop in Typography panel #36196
  • DT: Duotone: Caching breaks duotones set through theme.json #36208
  • DT: Post Comments Form: ensure typography styles are applied to child elements #36188


  • FSE: Template Part 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.: Add some guards #36324
  • FSE: Add template_type guards #36318
  • GS: Chore: Update: Centralize safe_style_css usages. #36280
  • GS: Fix: Crash when resetting user color palette. #36233
  • GS: Fix: Show user colors on palette indicator. #36232

Overview Issues

  • Default Theme (Twenty Twenty Two): Overview of Gutenberg issues: #75
  • GS: The Global Styles Interface #34574
  • FSE: 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. Block: Tracking issue #34994
  • FSE: Site Editing block placeholders #35501
  • DT: Typography Tools: Tracking defaults for blocks #35604
  • Tracking: ToolsPanel Follow Ups #36165

General Resources:

Thanks @mmaattiiaass and @onemaggie for your help with this week’s summary. Please comment if there’s something you’d like to highlight 🙂

Abbreviation key:
DT: Design Tools
FSE: Full Site Editing
GS: Global Styles