Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Oct 12, 2020

Hello! This is the 23rd 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

In case you missed it last week, be sure to check out this post about the near-term forecast for block-based theme functionality

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

General:

  • Discussion about the “Theme Styles” writing option in the “Preferences” section. 26037
  • Color presets sometimes display differently between editor and frontend. 25889
  • Add border radius control to the search 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.. 25791
  • Load only styles for existing blocks on the front end. 25742

Block-based Themes

  • Suggestion that 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. template parts should not use text domain to detect the active theme. 25856
  • Full-site Editor: Try loading content in an iFrameiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.. 25775

FSE Blocks

A set of blocks are available with the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to enable building templates in FSE.

  • Discussion about multi-column layouts in query blocks. 25462

Global Styles

  • PR adding font family option to Global Styles. 24868
  • PR adding font-weight option to Global Styles. 24978

Merged:

General

  • Columns Block: Add single column option. 24065
  • Add wide and full options to the Heading block. 25917

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, @joen, and @scruffian for help pulling this post together. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Oct 5, 2020

Hello! This is the 22st 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

If you’re curious about the state of 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.-based theming, check out this post about the forecast for the next few months

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

General:

  • Columns Block: Add single column option. 25867
  • Color presets sometimes display differently between editor and frontend. 25889
  • Add border radius control to the search block. 25791
  • Load only styles for existing blocks on the front end. 25742
  • Discussion: Should Gutenberg allow the use of a single-column columns block? 24711

Block-based Themes

  • Full-site Editor: Try loading content in an iFrameiframe iFrame is an acronym for an inline frame. An iFrame is used inside a webpage to load another HTML document and render it. This HTML document may also contain JavaScript and/or CSS which is loaded at the time when iframe tag is parsed by the user’s browser.. 25775
  • Template part has a double wrapper. 25610
  • Add content-width option to 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.. 25160

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. Blocks

A set of blocks are available with the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to enable building templates in FSE.

  • Discussion about multi-column layouts in query blocks. 25462
  • Discuss how to allow the query block to inherit the global query. 25377
  • Consider not adding a self-link to the site-title block on the homepage. 25307
  • Allow using featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. as background for the Group block. 24660

Global Styles

  • PR adding font family option to Global Styles. 24868
  • PR adding font-weight option to Global Styles. 24978

Merged:

General

  • Heading Block: Allow wide and full alignments. 25917

FSE Blocks

  • Add CPT support in the Query block. 25903

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, @joen, and @scruffian for help pulling this post together. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Sept 28, 2020

Hello! This is the 21st 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

If you’re working on 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.-based themes, be sure to check out @aristath’s post detailing changes to theme.json file structure.

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

General:

  • Load only styles for existing blocks on the front end. 25742
  • Discussion: Should Gutenberg allow the use of a single-column columns block? 24711
  • Discussion: Is it okay to change the pullquote block’s default colors at this point? 25358

Block-based Themes

  • Template part has a double wrapper. 25610
  • Add content-width option to 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.. 25160
  • Discussing template handling on theme switches. 25071

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. Blocks

A set of blocks are available with the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to enable building templates in FSE.

  • Discussion about multi-column layouts in query blocks. 25462
  • Discuss how to allow the query block to inherit the global query. 25377
  • Consider not adding a self-link to the site-title block on the homepage. 25307
  • Allow using featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. as background for the Group block. 24660
  • The image from the site logo block can not be removed from 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.. 25173

Global Styles

  • Simplify the generation of CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. variables in theme.json. 25510
  • Discussion about having a variety of color palettes. 25613
  • Theme.json support for child themes. 25612
  • PR adding font family option to Global Styles. 24868
  • PR adding font-weight option to Global Styles. 24978

Merged:

General

  • Allow arbitrary widths for columns. 24711
  • Remove the right margin for the right-most list items in the latest posts block. 25688
  • Add a margin declaration for the gallery block’s figcaption. 25291

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, @joen, and @scruffian for help pulling this post together. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Sept 21, 2020

Hello! This is the 20th 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

General:

  • Discussion: Is it okay to change the pullquote 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.’s default colors at this point? 25358
  • Add a margin declaration to the Gallery block. 25291
  • Allow arbitrary widths for columns. 24711

Block-based Themes

  • Template part has a double wrapper. 25610
  • Add content-width option to 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.. 25160
  • Discussing template handling on theme switches. 25071

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. Blocks

A set of blocks are available with the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to enable building templates in FSE.

  • Discussion about multi-column layouts in query blocks. 25462
  • Discuss how to allow the query block to inherit the global query. 25377
  • Consider not adding a self-link to the site-title block on the homepage. 25307
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934
  • Allow using featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. as background for the Group block. 24660
  • The image from the site logo block can not be removed from 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.. 25173

Global Styles

  • Discussion about having a variety of color palettes. 25613
  • Theme.json support for child themes. 25612
  • PR adding font family option to Global Styles. 24868
  • PR adding font-weight option to Global Styles. 24978
  • Font stack options discussion. 25032
  • Global styles affecting non-FSE themes. 24326

Merged:

General

  • Cover block: Update the box-sizing attribute. 25515
  • Spacer block: Allow 1px tall spacers. 25528

Global Styles

  • Allow theme-only CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. variables in theme.json. 25446

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, @joen, and @scruffian for help pulling this post together. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Sept 14, 2020

Hello! This is the 19th 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. https://wordpress.org/gutenberg/

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your voice and feedback are welcome! 

In progress / Discussions:

General:

  • Discussion: Is it okay to change the pullquote 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.’s default colors at this point? 25358
  • Add a margin declaration to the Gallery block. 25291
  • Cover block: Update the box-sizing attribute. 25515
  • Allow arbitrary widths for columns. 24711

Block-based Themes

  • Add content-width option to 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.. 25160
  • Discussing template handling on theme switches. 25071
  • 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. http://php.net/manual/en/intro-whatis.php. Theme Template Compatibility Proposal. 24803
    • Follow up: Have Gutenberg fall back to PHP templates if a block-based template does not exist. 24834
  • Template handling on theme-switching. 25071

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. Blocks

A set of blocks are available with the Gutenberg pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party to enable building templates in FSE.

  • Discuss how to allow the query block to inherit the global query. 25377
  • Consider not adding a self-link to the site-title block on the homepage. 25307
  • Missing query block functionality. 24934
  • Allow using featured imageFeatured image A featured image is the main image used on your blog archive page and is pulled when the post or page is shared on social media. The image can be used to display in widget areas on your site or in a summary list of posts. as background for the Group block. 24660
  • The image from the site logo block can not be removed from 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.. 25173

Global Styles

  • PR adding font family option to Global Styles. 24868
  • PR adding font-weight option to Global Styles. 24978
  • Font stack options discussion. 25032
  • Global styles affecting non-FSE themes. 24326

Merged:

General

  • Remove depreciated gray colors from stylesheets. 25213

Global Styles

  • The first iteration of a Global Styles 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.. 24250

FSE Blocks

  • Add link option in Post Title block. 25341
  • Add search in the Query block. 25222

Overview Issues:

  • Full Site Editing Milestones. 24551
  • Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, @joen, and @scruffian for help pulling this post together. Please let us know if it was helpful in the comments!

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