Gutenberg Updates: Gutenberg 5.0 Released

The newest version of Gutenberg editor, Gutenberg 5.0 was released yesterday with a few interesting updates. The update is considered to be an important update as it is the first release dropping support for WordPress versions prior to the 5.0 version.

Gutenberg 5.0 has introduced a bunch of new blocks including the RSS block, Amazon Kindle Embed block, Cover Focal Point Picker, and more.

In the newly added RSS block, you can add feed URL, select the number of items, display author, date, excerpt, select excerpt length, list, and column layout and select column count.

RSS Block

The Amazon Kindle Embed Provider was recently added to WordPress and this Gutenberg update has brought the corresponding block to the editor—Amazon Kindle Embed Block. It helps you add kindle products from Amazon to display on your website.

Amazon Kindle Block

The update has added a new FocalPointPicker component. You can use it to define a custom focal point for your Cover block’s background.

Focal Point Picker

Some of the enhancements included in Gutenberg 5.0 are listed below:

Know more about the update here.

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