Gutenberg 17.5 Released with Major Improvements

Gutenberg 17.5 Released with Major Improvements

Gutenberg 17.5, the latest version of Gutenberg, has been released and is available for download.

Editor Unification

The editor unification project is working to combine the Post Editor and the Site Editor into one unified editor. This release brings that goal closer by combining many of the preferences for these two editors into one shared preferences panel.

Gallery Block

In #57477, we added a new setting to the Gallery block, allowing you to order your gallery images randomly. This feature was available in the gallery shortcode, but not in the gallery block, until now!

Only Notable Highlights

  • Post Featured Image: Add a useFirstImageFromPost attribute. (56573)
  • Add drag cursor to draggable list items. (57493)
  • Font Library: Add a progress bar while uploading font assets. (57463)

Not only these, but Gutenberg 17.5 has also introduced several other enhancements.


Full changelog available

First-time contributors

First-time contributors merged the following PRs:

  • @HrithikDalal: Font Library: Update font uninstall modal text. (57368)
  • @muhme: Fix two typos in the (57627)


The following contributors merged PRs in this release:

@afercia @andrewhayward @andrewserong @atachibana @c4rl0sbr4v0 @carolinan @chad1008 @ciampo @DAreRodz @dcalhoun @derekblank @desrosj @ellatrix @fai-sal @fluiddot @geriux @getdave @glendaviesnz @gziolo @hbhalodia @HrithikDalal @jameskoster @jeryj @jorgefilipecosta @jsnajdr @juanmaguitar @kevin940726 @Mamaduka @matiasbenedetto @mcsf @michalczaplinski @mirka @muhme @ndiego @ntsekouras @oandregal @ockham @ramonjd @scruffian @sirreal @Soean @t-hamano @talldan @tellthemachines @youknowriad

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