The newest version of Gutenberg, Gutenberg 4.4 was released yesterday with an array of refinements and bug fixes.
Gutenberg 4.4 coincides with the WordPress 5.0 Beta 5 release. It has included many fixes, refinements, performance improvements for better user experience. In Gutenberg 4.4, some of the pending usability issues since a long time were addressed, improvements around the image uploads, permalinks, columns, video backgrounds, and more were introduced as well. Similarly, it is now possible for plugins to remove core panels from the Document sidebar as well.
Here are some of the major changes you can find in Gutenberg 4.4 update:
- Allow for programmatically removing editor document panels.
- Improves discoverability of permalinks by adding permalink panel to the document sidebar.
- Improves margins, column child block, and mobile display of columns.
- Toolbar for floats was a little offset beyond the mobile breakpoint, now fixed.
- Replaces the uploading indicator of images and galleries with a spinner and faded out image.
- Click and drag was incorrectly triggering a selection event in the block list under the popover, resulting in the popover dismissing. This was causing blocks to be selected when trying to set links to open in a new tab, for example. Fixed by preventing the mouse down event from propagating.
- Adds some padding to the block inserter so that it never overlaps text in nested contexts or mobile views.
- Better handle images larger than the editor by allowing a 2.5x buffer. Allows images inserted in TwentyNineteen and other themes that have a wider than 580px editor width, to look as expected, but prevents infinite resizing of images.
- It was not possible to scroll a long menu on the first load of Gutenberg, fixed by removing sticky-menu.
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