Gutenberg Updates: Gutenberg 5.3 Released

The newest version of Gutenberg editor, Gutenberg 5.3 was released yesterday with a few interesting updates. This update is considered to be a crucial update as it would be entirely included in the upcoming WordPress 5.2 version.

Gutenberg 5.3 has introduced a new block management modal, added nesting to the cover block, added an experimental Legacy Widget Block (only for the plugin users for now), and more.

The newly added block management modal in the Block Manager. With this block manager, users will be able to individually enable/disable blocks from being made available for use in the editor. The feature is extremely helpful if you do not want too many blocks and use only certain types of blocks usually. You can enable the ones that you use commonly and disable the ones that are used occasionally and only enable when needed. Not only the blocks, but you can also turn on/off entire sections like Common Blocks, Formatting, and Embeds.

Block manager
Block manager

Another interesting feature added in Gutenberg 5.3 is the added support for different kind of nested blocks in a Cover Block container. It allows uses to use a heading instead of a paragraph, choose the heading level, add buttons to use the cover block as a call to action.

Support nested blocks in Cover Image
Support nested blocks in Cover Image

Gutenberg 5.3 has also added an experimental Legacy Widget Block. It allows existing WordPress widgets to be added as the Gutenberg blocks. You can select the existing widgets from the dropdown menu available on the Legacy Widget option.

Legacy Widget
Legacy Widget

Not only these, but there is an array of crucial bug fixes and enhancements in this update. Get the full details on this update here.

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