Gutenberg + Themes: Week of Aug 4, 2020

Hello! This is the 13th 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/. It was relatively quiet due to the focus on testing and improvements for 5.5.

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

In progress / Discussions:

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

  • Articulate requirements for porting existing themes. 24313
  • How to sync edits from theme to site editor. 22469
  • Improve template part visibility and enable browse mode. 24252

Global Styles

  • Global styles affecting non-FSE themes. 24326
  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Add support for more styles at the global level 24298
  • Make `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.` cross-platform (web & mobile). 24165

Merged:

FSE Blocks

  • Post title block: add style attributes 24246
  • Add color support to the post content block. 24014

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @kjellr, and @joen 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 July 27, 2020

Hello! This is the 12th 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:

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

  • How to sync edits from theme to site editor. 22469
  • Improve template part visibility and enable browse mode. 24252

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.

  • Add a Post Categories block. 22471 24091
  • Support wide alignment for post and query blocks. 24229
  • Site title block not saving properly. 24003
  • Disable post content block when editing content. 24006
  • Template Part block deletes on rename. 24000

Global Styles

  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Make `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.` cross-platform (web & mobile). 24165
  • Change text colors depending on the background. 24166

Navigation

  • This board tracks Navigation Screen and Navigation Block issues that are important for the WordPress 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. Project Overview

Merged:

General

  • Clarification of link-color documentation. 24056

FSE Blocks

  • Adding style attributes to the comment count block. 24167
  • Adding style attributes to the comment form block. 24162
  • Add color support to the post content block. 24014

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @kjellr, and @joen 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 July 20, 2020

Hi everyone! Here’s the eleventh 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/

Since conversations are ongoing, some of the issues & PRs mentioned were also present in previous weeks. We’ve tried to put brand new ones at the top of each of the bulleted lists. 

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

In progress / Discussions:

General

  • Clarification of link-color documentation. 24056
  • Discussion about moving away from editor-provided inline styles. 23893

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

  • Do not render post content block if context matches current post. 24010
  • Editor sticking & whitespace problems. 24009
  • Discussion about the support of shortcodes in block-based theme templates. 23626
  • Discussing the use of conditional logic in experimental-theme.json. 22324
  • Tracking issue for Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Add Template lock to templates created in the editor. 23532

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.

  • Site title block not saving properly. 24003
  • Adding style attributes to the comment count block. 24167
  • Adding style attributes to the comment form block. 24162
  • Add a post categories block. 24091
  • Add color support to the post content block. 24014
  • Disable post content block when editing content. 24006
  • Template Part block deletes on rename. 24000

Global Styles

  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 
  • Make theme.json cross-platform (web & mobile). 24165
  • Change text colors depending on the background. 24166

Navigation

  • This board tracks Navigation Screen and Navigation Block issues that are important for the WordPress 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. Project Overview

Merged:

FSE Blocks

  • Add style support to the post comments block. 24080
  • Add style support to the post excerptExcerpt An excerpt is the description of the blog post or page that will by default show on the blog archive page, in search results (SERPs), and on social media. With an SEO plugin, the excerpt may also be in that plugin’s metabox. block. 23945

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, and @joen 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 July 13, 2020

Hi everyone! Here’s the tenth 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/. Now that we’ve been through about two months of these updates, we’d really love to hear whether they’ve been helpful or not for you. Please feel free to leave any thoughts or suggestions in the comments below. 

We have a great new resource to feature this week! @poena contributed an excellent tutorial on creating your first 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 theme. You can find that in the block-editor handbook here: 

Since conversations are ongoing, some of the issues & PRs mentioned below were also present in previous weeks. We’ve tried to put brand new ones at the top of each of the bulleted lists.

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

In progress / Discussions:

General

  • Discussion about moving away from editor-provided inline styles. 23893
  • Custom gradients cannot be edited if there are no explicit stops specified. 23501
  • Gradient stops should be allowed to fully overlap in the gradient UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.. 23816 
  • Discussion around adding font unit options to the font size selector. 23323

Block-based Themes

  • Discussion about the support of shortcodes in block-based theme templates. 23626
  • Discussing the use of conditional logic in experimental-theme.json. 22324
  • Tracking issue for Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Add Template lock to templates created in the editor. 23532

Global Styles

  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 

Navigation

  • This board tracks Navigation Screen and Navigation Block issues that are important for the WordPress 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. Project Overview

Merged:

General

  • Fixes for the issue where custom theme colors don’t work in the editor after Gutenberg 7.9.1. 22356
  • Fix centered legacy buttons. 23381
  • Add a default line height rule to the post title. 23656

Block-based Themes

  • Add a site description block. 23788
  • Add a site logo bock. 18811
  • Refresh to the block-based themes documentation. 23750

General Resources:


Thanks to @itsjusteileen, @jffng, and @joen 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 July 6, 2020

Hi everyone! Here’s the ninth 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/

Since conversations are ongoing, some of the issues & PRs mentioned were also present in previous weeks. We’ve tried to put brand new ones at the top of each of the bulleted lists. 

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

In progress / Discussions:

General

  • Custom gradients cannot be edited if there are no explicit stops specified. 23501
  • Gradient stops should be allowed to fully overlap in the gradient UIUI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing.. 23816 
  • Discussion around adding font unit options to the font size selector. 23323

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

  • Add a tutorial about how to build a block-based theme. 23732
  • Discussion about the support of shortcodes in block-based theme templates. 23626
  • Discussing the use of conditional logic in experimental-theme.json. 22324
  • Tracking issue for Template Tags in Full Site Editing. 22724 
  • Add Template lock to templates created in editor. 23532

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.

  • Add a site description block. 23788
  • HTMLHTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. and CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. not present/inconsistent for FSE Blocks. 22759
  • Suggestion for Site Title styling options. 23228
  • Group block is missing alignment options in the full-site editor. 23431

Global Styles

  • Tracking and consolidating style attributes for blocks. 22700 

Navigation

  • This board tracks Navigation Screen and Navigation Block issues that are important for the WordPress 5.5 releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software.. Project Overview
  • There is a new standing weekly meeting in #core slack specific to the Navigation block and screen. The first meeting was Wednesday July 8th. 

Merged:

General

  • Fixes for the issue where custom theme colors don’t work in the editor after Gutenberg 7.9.1. 22356
  • Fix centered legacy buttons. 23381
  • Add a default line height rule to the post title. 23656

Block-based Themes

  • Add a Site Logo Block. 18811
  • Expand and update Block-based Themes documentation page. 23750
  • Link to theme-experiments repo in block-based theme documentation. 23748
  • References to “Section” in the full-site editor were changed back to “Template Part” 23765

General Resources:


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

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