Gutenberg 15.9 Released with Major Improvements

Gutenberg 15.9 Released with Major Improvements

Gutenberg 15.9, the latest version of Gutenberg editor, is released and is now available for download.

This new release, Gutenberg 15.9 includes 171 PRs from 56 contributors and also includes several exciting features such as an improved Site Editor user experience and a new command tool with a pending name.

Command Tool

Now, you can use the new Command tool feature!

To access this feature, you can simply open the Site Editor and use the keyboard shortcut Cmd+k on Mac or Ctrl+k on Windows. After that, you will discover a range of commands that enable swift navigation, content creation, and more.

Also, you can add your own commands to the interface, the documentation is available here.

Your feedback is vital in helping us refine and improve the Command tool. We have a feedback request available on the Make blog, and we would greatly appreciate any input you can provide.

Enhancements to the Site Editor Experience

The Site Editor has been updated with new features that will improve the user experience:

Preview at any size

You can resize your site editor, allowing you to preview how it will appear on smaller screens such as mobile devices.

Improved Drag and Drop

When moving blocks, you will now see a visual cue that clearly indicates where the >block will be dropped, particularly in empty groups. This enhancement streamlines the process, making it easier and more intuitive to rearrange your site’s layout.

Site view improvements

You can access style variations and all navigation menus of your site within this mode. This enhancement simplifies the process of switching between different styles and menus, offering a more convenient interface for making such adjustments.

Other Notable Highlights

There are some improvements that are worthy to mention like:

  • An API that allows inserter items to be prioritized. (50510)
  • Accessibility through arrow keys is better in some input types. (43667)
  • Keyboard focus improvements for accessibility. (50384503495057750785)

Not to mention all the bugs fixed that you can check in the changelog.

Furthermore, Check out the full changelog here. And if you have anything to add, share or ask, feel free to use the comments section below.

Reference: WordPress Core


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