Text Selection Across Multiple Blocks Is Coming to WordPress

Text Selection Across Multiple Blocks Is Coming to WordPress

Posted by WP Tavern on March 29, 2022 at 7:18 pm
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Yesterday, Ella van Durpe merged a long-awaited feature into the Gutenberg plugin that allows users to select and modify text across multiple Rich Text blocks. It should land in version 13.0 of the plugin and WordPress 6.0 in May. Users can currently select text across multiple blocks, but the editor automatically adjusts that selection to all of the blocks themselves, essentially creating a group. The change will allow users to highlight the specific text. This ability should work with any Rich Text block, such as Paragraph, Heading, List, and Quote. Selecting text across two blocks. Anyone who wants to test this feature early can grab a development copy of Gutenberg from the ticket. Click on the “Build Gutenberg Plugin ZIP” tab. If there is one thing that any text-based editor should do well, it should be to allow users to manipulate text according to standard conventions. Users should be able to select, copy, cut, paste, and generally move characters and words around as they please. When WordPress 5.0 launched its new block-based editor in late 2018, some of the tools that writers had expected were non-existent. Every paragraph, list, heading, and blockquote was a separate entity and not simply a…

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