Gutenberg 3.2, another addition to the 30th update of the Gutenberg Editor plugin has been released with new features and improvements. The new update was released on July 6, 2018, with more than 100 enhancements included in it.
The new version, Gutenberg 3.2 has added inline images, block style variations, and a new columns approach, completing the MVP feature for the editor. As the editor is getting closer to its final release, the developers are now focusing more towards bugs fixes, enhancements, compatibility and API stability. Also, there will be more individual blocks, most probably a few widgets and playlist introduced once they’re ready.
Let’s have a quick detailed look at the notable enhancements this time.
The new update has added block styles variations to the Block API, the most significant addition in Gutenberg 3.2. The feature allows the registration of alternate styles for any block based on the class names with automated real thumbnails and live previews built into the block transformation tool. You can find the block style variations in the Quote, Button, and Separator blocks for illustration.
Gutenberg 3.2 has also added support for Inline Images and Inline Blocks API, which means you can now add inline images in the text. It has been rebased with the new inserter design. Just place the caret in RichText and click the global inserter, an ‘Inline Blocks’ menu should be rendered with the ‘Inline Image’ button. Clicking the Inline Image will open the media modal; select the image you want to insert and it will be there in the input field.
The update has converted Columns to a set of parent and child blocks including a wrapper element and a more reliable front-end presentation. The Columns block implementation using grid now supports columns of varying height where it is expected for blocks within a column to stack atop each other. The enhancement now closes the issue of undesirable empty space.
OTHER NOTABLE CHANGES IN GUTENBERG 3.2
- Allow registering new block categories
- Add support for locking Inner Block-areas
- Add File Block for uploading and listing documents, with drag and drop support
- Introduce Modal component to expand the extensibility suite of UI components
- Redesign block transformation menu
- Improve style display of region focus areas
- When dragging images to create a gallery, immediately show the images while uploading is happening
- Make the inserter results panel focusable and improve accessibility
- Parse superfluous classes as custom classes preventing a block being considered invalid for such cases
- Always show “new gallery item” below the gallery
- Remove the “scroll shadow” at the bottom of the inserter library
- Remove the bottom border on the last collapsible panel
- Allow margins to collapse & refactor block toolbar
- Keep NUX tips open when the user clicks outside
Gutenberg 3.2 has a long list of new features along with refinements. Check out the full list of changes in Matias Ventura’s post.
The Gutenberg Editor is getting better with each updated version as it is getting closer to its final release. Also, the developers are slowly implementing new features to make it as easier as possible for users to use it. If you haven’t tested it yet, we suggest you give it a try. If you find something that bugs you, you’re always welcome to patch things you don’t like in WordPress.
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