Gutenberg 0.2.0 Released with New Custom HTML and Cover Image Blocks

The Gutenberg Editor is here with its new version 0.2.0 in the WordPress Plugin Repository. This is the first release since the major release last week. The new Gutenberg 0.2.0 includes two new block types, along with other new features, improvements, and fixes for many bugs that were previously found in users’ usability.

Gutenberg 0.2.0 includes a new Custom HTML block that allows users to add HTML and see a fast preview within the editor.

The newly added Cover Image block allows users to place an image in the content with the background image fixed by default. Gutenberg developers say that this feature should not be confused with the “Featured Image” panel which is already working in a similar way.

A few notable improvements in Gutenberg 0.2.0 include the following:

  • Added button to delete a block easily
  • Added button to open block settings in the inspector
  • Rename “Freedom” block to “Classic Text”
  • Added support for pages and custom post types
  • Added ability to select all block at once
  • Generate wrapper class for styling blocks automatically
  • Avoid triggering multi-select on right click
  • Avoid being keyboard trapped on editor content

Gutenberg has more than 500 active installs till date. If the installation process increases with this speed, we might soon get 100, 000 active installations and see this feature being merged into the WordPress core. The development team is planning on shipping weekly releases of Gutenberg editor to the WordPress.org plugin.

You can subscribe here to keep up with the releases. You can drop your feedback on Gutenberg’s GitHub repository and also in the core editor channel on WordPress Slack.

 

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