Gutenberg 11.6 Improves the Global Styles UI, Adds Child Theme Support

Gutenberg 11.6 Improves the Global Styles UI, Adds Child Theme Support

Posted by WP Tavern on September 30, 2021 at 6:45 pm
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Gutenberg 11.6 landed yesterday. Contributors added dozens of enhancements and bug fixes. Admittedly, there was not a whole lot that excited me as a user about this release. Typography options for the Post Title block. Nice. Cropping for the Site Logo. A necessary addition. Toolbar button for converting old Gallery blocks to the new — still experimental — format. Sweet. For the most part, the release felt like a slew of routine enhancements that have been in the pipeline for those of us closely following the plugin’s development. Almost boring. And that is not a bad thing at all. Less excitement and smaller doses of iterative improvements can be healthy for the project and its developers. We do not always need to feel like we are chasing the next big thing. This is a well-rounded release that polishes many areas, from navigation to widgets to general block enhancements. There were two features that I am happy to see movement on. That is the site editor’s Global Styles system and child theme support. Global Styles Updates Default site editor look with Global Styles panel open. Global Styles is the system that will truly connect end-users to theme developers and vice versa…

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