Gutenberg 12.3 Introduces New Blocks, Design Options, and a Complete Core Blocks Reference

Gutenberg 12.3 Introduces New Blocks, Design Options, and a Complete Core Blocks Reference

Posted by WP Tavern on January 5, 2022 at 6:06 pm
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The first Gutenberg plugin release of the year contains loads of features. Developers should enjoy a completed core blocks reference. Group block spacing controls offer more layout flexibility, and a new Post Author Name block has arrived on the scene. Overall, the site editing experience is shaping up. The latest release adds a couple of nice-to-have design options. The Group block now supports typography options. This should make it easier for users and theme designers to change the font size, family, and more for all child blocks at once. The Spacer block supports custom units, so users are no longer restricted to pixels. Paragraphs now have a font-family option. Theme authors can now register “nameless” font sizes to support the core sizes. They also have new Comments Pagination Previous and Next blocks for handling paged comments. Users without the edit_theme_options capability (Administrators by default) can no longer create nav menus via the site editor. However, they can select an existing one via the Navigation block. This returns menu creation to its original restrictions. Let us dive right into some of the big features. Complete Blocks Reference While the average user may never look at it, the Core Blocks Reference in…

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