WordPress launched Gutenberg 11.6, the newest version of the blockchain website editing experience.
The new release includes useful enhancements and a number of bug fixes. Probably the most interesting is to trim and edit a logo image directly in the WordPress editor.
To start with, Gutenberg is a WordPress site developer whose goal is to make creating websites much simpler with a drag and drop web design interface. If you need an image in any part of a page, you just have to drag the appropriate block and add it wherever you want. Although the editor is not finished yet, it’s far sufficient in the development cycle that many decide it to be useful already. As a matter of fact, there are many WordPress themes available that support being edited with the Gutenberg editor. There are many benefits in using the Gutenberg editor, and one of them is that it can result in lighting-fast websites.
The development plan for Gutenberg consists of a four-phase development plan, and WordPress is currently in the second of four phases. Gutenberg’s plugin page describes what Gutenberg is as follows:
“‘Gutenberg’ is a codename for a whole new paradigm for creating with WordPress, that aims to revolutionize the entire publishing experience as much as Gutenberg did the printed word. The project is following a four-phase process that will touch major pieces of WordPress — Editing, Customization, Collaboration, and Multilingual.”
Take a look at the Top 4 Achievements of Gutenberg 11.6:
NATIVE SITE LOGO EDITING
Earlier to Gutenberg 11.6, a writer or publisher would have to edit their logo before uploading. Now, they can upload the logo and edit it if they need to. Other available editing functions are zoom, cropping, and rotating the image.
The workflow shown in the WordPress Gut Hub example shows a person who selects the site’s logo block, then selects the media library from which the image is selected.
BLOCK LEVEL LOCKING CONTROL
This is another new characteristic that will make it easier for theme designers as well as WordPress site designers. This feature has the ability to lock a block to keep it from being moved or eliminated. Below, is the WordPress announcement describing the new feature:
“Block-level lock takes priority over the templateLock feature and currently, you can lock moving and removing blocks. The toolbar of locked blocks will have the movers hidden, and the Remove block option won’t be available either.”
FUNDAMENTAL SUPPORT FOR CHILD THEMES
Child themes allow publishers to make style changes to the theme that will not be overridden when the theme is up to date, this is a highly important update to Gutenberg. With a child theme, a publisher can change as much as they want, and don’t be afraid to lose changes when the theme is updated.
Take a look at some of the benefits and functions available with the new child theme support:
The site editor is available when the child theme is active.
Theme.json is inherited.
Parent theme template parts can be overridden in the child theme.
Parent theme templates can be overridden in the child theme.
Theme.json can be overridden in the child theme.
EDIT THE TEMPLATE SECTIONS
This is an important site design feature: a Template Part Focus Mode. This is a way to click into a menu that then gives options for customizing just a part of the template, like the world above the content material space, and even the widget space. WordPress described what it does as follows:
“Template Part Focus Mode refers to the view that lets you focus and work on a single template part, like a header, and is available for any template part. This isolated template part editing is now accessible from the ellipsis menu in the Template Part toolbar.”
Various Important Changes
The newest WordPress release, Gutenberg 11.6, provides more than incremental improvements as it consists of important changes that bring the Gutenberg editor closer to the state of the art for CMS and web design.
WordPress Gutenberg also ships with a myriad of bug fixes to smooth out the editing experience.