Gutenberg 11.8 Adds Dozens of Features, Including Featured Patterns and Automatically-Generated Heading Anchors

Gutenberg 11.8 Adds Dozens of Features, Including Featured Patterns and Automatically-Generated Heading Anchors

Posted by WP Tavern on October 27, 2021 at 9:01 pm
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Gutenberg 11.8 was released at about 12 pm (CDT) today. However, it hit a bump in the road toward its destination, the WordPress plugin directory. A mix-up with getting the release tagged was the culprit, so it sat in limbo for around eight hours. Technically, it was available via its GitHub and SVN repositories. However, the version shown on WordPress.org was stuck on 11.7.1 for much of the day. The latest release includes dozens of enhancements across the block library, theming, global styles, and more. As we inch closer to the December release of WordPress 5.9, some features are just making it under the wire of the looming feature-freeze deadline, which is set for November 9. Spacing-related controls are still working their way through the block library. The Heading, Post Title, Query Title, and Social Icons blocks support custom margins. Post Featured Image gets both margin and padding controls, and buttons now have a block gap (spacing) option alongside a margin setting. Block child themes can now overrule parent theme values via theme.json. I covered this feature in more detail earlier this week. Block themes now automatically opt into several theme-supported features, including featured images, feed links, and more. Developers…

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