Gutenberg 16.7 was launched this week, filled with a number of options which can be headlining the upcoming WordPress 6.4 launch. This would be the final plugin launch that will probably be rolled into the subsequent model of WordPress.
Font administration with the brand new font library is now obtainable for testing within the plugin. These options standardize a method so as to add font collections to WordPress’ new font library, so plugin authors can register lists of fonts and customers can set up those they need. It additionally allows font foundries to create their very own WordPress plugins to supply entry to their fonts.
The Font Library manages fonts independently of a website’s lively theme, permitting customers to put in, take away, and activate fonts from varied sources in WordPress. This works in an identical approach to the Media Library.
After updating to Gutenberg 16.7, customers can navigate to Kinds > Typography to handle fonts.
From there, customers can launch the Font Library, which hundreds in a popup display, and browse all the put in fonts. A Google Fonts tab permits for putting in further fonts that will probably be loaded regionally from the consumer’s server. This offers website editors extra freedom in choosing the typography for his or her web sites as an alternative of counting on a theme or plugin to supply font choices.
Gutenberg 16.7 additionally brings a number of vital enhancements to patterns. Customers can now import and export patterns as JSON files from the Patterns display, making it simpler to share patterns to different WordPress websites.
The “My Patterns” class designation has additionally been reinstated to the submit editor’s inserter, based mostly on suggestions after it had been eliminated.
Contained in the the inserter within the submit editor, sample filters have been relocated to a dropdown on the prime of the sample checklist panel, together with a sticky header to assist with navigation.
Different notable highlights of Gutenberg 16.7 embody the next:
- Group blocks can now have customized names, making it simpler to know what they’re within the Record View
- New Social Hyperlink icon for the X service (previously referred to as Twitter)
- New skill to toggle ‘nofollow’ setting for inline hyperlinks (wealthy textual content solely)
- Add facet ratio to picture placeholder
- Picture block: Revise lightbox UI to take away ‘behaviors’
- Picture block: UI updates for the picture lightbox (redo)
Gutenberg 16.7 consists of 331 pull requests from 88 contributors. For extra particulars on all of the enhancements, bug fixes, accessibility, efficiency, code high quality, testing, and tooling enhancements, try the complete changelog in the release post.