Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 18, 2021

Hello! This is the 53rd 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 feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • 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 that use entities are not saved in the widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user. editors #32756 
  • Themes: APIAPI An API or Application Programming Interface is a software intermediary that allows programs to interact with each other and share data in limited, clearly defined ways. to define a default template for the template mode #32752 
  • FSE: Add a filterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/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. to determine whether a theme should use the Site Editor #31235 
  • FSE: A dedicated space for all things global #32682
  • GS: Presets and CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. classes #32462 
  • GS: Dimensions Panel: Add new progressive disclosure panel and update spacing supports #32392 
  • 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: Allow themes to set styles when serialization is skipped #32417 
  • Themes: Try: Reduce specificity of reset & classic styles. #32659
  • Blocks: Expand Search block customization #22071
  • Blocks: Separator Block: Add top/bottom margins via block support and modified BoxControl #30609

Merged/Fixed

  • FSE: Prevent duplicate queries #32700 
  • FSE: Template resolution for new posts and pages #32442 
  • Themes: Widgets: Try to fix color inheritance for social links. #32625 
  • GS: Make syntax errors in 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. visible to users #32404
  • GS: Enqueue coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. and theme colors by using separate structures per origin. #32358 
  • GS: Allow presets to provide an empty set of values #32679 
  • GS: Allow theme authors hook into the preset classes generated by global styles #32627 
  • GS: Update WP_Theme_JSON API so presets are always keyed by origin #32622 
  • GS: Enqueue global styles in editor only once #32377
  • Blocks: Navigation block: Add an unstable location attribute #32491

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

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of June 7 2021

Hello! This is the 52nd 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 feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Option to disable default 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. styles #32051
  • Themes: Button Block – ability to disable Border Radius and Width controls #19796
  • Themes: Styling the Post Terms divider #31710
  • Blocks: Navigation Block – Create Block Variant for a “Fullscreen” navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. #24604
  • 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.: oembeds do not work in block template parts #32330
  • FSE: Page Template: Cover full width shows gaps #32100
  • FSE Blocks: Allow Post 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. blocks to have a consistent height. #27620
  • Themes: Default Colors, Theme Colors, and Custom Colors #29568
  • FSE: Group block: Pass “inherit layout” to child blocks #29983 
  • Themes: Consider new label and copy for Layout controls #31950
  • FSE: Discussing template handling on theme switches. #25071
  • FSE: Post Title: deleting the block crashes the parent group block #31115
  • FSE: post-content is empty when used in attachment template #29887
  • FSE: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • FSE Themes: Discussion: Block Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • Themes: Split theme.css styles loading #31239
  • Themes: Gallery: Convert Gallery block to use Image blocks instead of having its own nested image format #25940

Merged/Fixed

  • FSE: Template resolution for new posts and pages #32442
  • Themes: Failure to parse 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. should be a lot more obvious #32009
  • Themes: Allow themes to add inline styles for all blocks when using lazy styles loading #32275

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of May 31, 2021

Hello! This is the 51st 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 feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Button 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. – ability to disable Border Radius and Width controls #19796
  • Themes: Styling the Post Terms divider #31710
  • Blocks: Navigation Block – Create Block Variant for a “Fullscreen” navigation menuNavigation Menu A theme feature introduced with Version 3.0. WordPress includes an easy to use mechanism for giving various control options to get users to click from one place to another on a site. #24604
  • 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 resolution for new posts and pages #32442
  • FSE: Page Template: Cover full width shows gaps #32100
  • FSE Blocks: Allow Post 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. blocks to have a consistent height. #27620
  • Themes: Default Colors, Theme Colors, and Custom Colors #29568
  • FSE: Group block: Pass “inherit layout” to child blocks #29983 
  • Themes: Consider new label and copy for Layout controls #31950
  • FSE: Discussing template handling on theme switches. #25071
  • FSE: Post Title: deleting the block crashes the parent group block #31115
  • FSE: post-content is empty when used in attachment template #29887
  • FSE: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • FSE Themes: Discussion: Block Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • Themes: Allow themes to add inline styles for all blocks when using lazy styles loading #32275
  • Themes: Split theme.css styles loading #31239
  • Themes: Gallery: Convert Gallery block to use Image blocks instead of having its own nested image format #25940

Merged/Fixed

  • Make syntax errors in theme.json visible to users. #32404
  • Alignment styles: Centre blocks using grid not margins. #32231

General Resources:

Thank you @danieldudzic for compiling this week’s summary!

Please comment if there’s something else you’d like to highlight 🙂

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of May 28, 2021

Hello! This is the 50th 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/.  This has been a busy week with feature freeze and there has been a bit less movement in terms of issues and PRs.

Please weigh in on the tickets below — your feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Failure to parse 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. should be a lot more obvious #32009
  • Discussion: 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. Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • 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 editor and front-end alignment styles do not match #32069
  • FSE: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • Themes: Allow themes to add inline styles for all blocks when using lazy styles loading #32275

Merged/Fixed

  • FSE: Adapt 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’s code to work with FSE infrastructure in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. #32183
  • FSE: Remove now-obsolete get_template_hierarchy() #32116
  • Templates: Remove now-obsolete gutenberg_get_template_paths() #32066

General Resources:

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Gutenberg + Themes: Week of May 17, 2021

Hello! This is the 49th 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 feedback is crucial and appreciated.

Issues / Discussions & PRs

  • Themes: Post 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.: add alignfull/wide styles #32070
  • Themes: Featured Image 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.: fix img alignment styles #31940
  • Themes: Refactor nav block paddings/margins to inherit global styles. #31878
  • Themes: Discussion: Block Theme Developer Documentation #31999
  • Themes: Feedback on custom templates and switching themes #31954
  • Themes: Consider new label and copy for Layout controls #31950
  • Themes: Split theme.css styles loading #31239
  • 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 editor and front-end alignment styles do not match #32069 
  • FSE: Undo/Redo Behavior in Template Editing Mode is inconsistent/confusing #31948
  • FSE: Hide the “Post *” blocks in the post editor #81830
  • FSE: (Optionally) rendering classic navigation data source in Navigation Block #30852
  • Templates: Remove now-obsolete gutenberg_get_template_paths() #32066
  • FSE: Try: Obscure edit-ability of post content blocks in the template editor #31461
  • FSE: Align block hover and select styles across list view, site editor, select mode #31277
  • Themes: Styling the Post Terms divider #31710
  • Themes: Discussion: Including images in FSE 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. templates #31815
  • FSE: Hybrid themes don’t work if the fallback is block-based #31633 
  • FSE: FilterFilter Filters are one of the two types of Hooks https://codex.wordpress.org/Plugin_API/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. page_template stopped working with active 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 >= 10.5.0 #31699 
  • FSE:  Bundle query-title and post-title into one block #31717
  • 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: “Read More” styled incorrectly with Global Styles #31797 

Merged/Fixed

  • Headings block: add support for font weight #27639
  • Themes: Hide the PostAuthor block behind the Gutenberg experimental flag #31983
  • Themes: Substitute CSSCSS CSS is an acronym for cascading style sheets. This is what controls the design or look and feel of a site. Custom Property by the mechanism used in layout and duotone #31488
  • Themes: Option to disable duotone #31764
  • Themes:  Allow more complex contentWidth & wideWidth values #31740
  • FSE: Featured Image block needs size settings #31323
  • FSE: Template part ‘replace’ flow – don’t show currently used template part as option. #31720
  • FSE: Template part placeholders – use label and icon per variation. #31721 
  • FSE: register template part variations server side. #31761
  • Post editor: fix wrapper block name for template mode #31985
  • FSE: Fixes FSE Navigation sub-menu item styling regression #31754

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

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