WordPress Releases Gutenberg 11.6 – Top 4 Achievements

WordPress has released Gutenberg 11.6, which is the latest version of their new editor. The update includes a number of improvements and new features including a revamped interface, improved accessibility, and more.

Gutenberg 11.6, the newest version of the block-based website editing experience, was published by WordPress. This new version includes a number of helpful improvements as well as bug fixes. The ability to trim and modify a logo picture directly in a WordPress editor is maybe the most intriguing feature.

Site Editor in Gutenberg

Gutenberg is a WordPress site builder that uses a drag-and-drop web design interface to make building websites simpler.

If you require a picture in a certain part of a page, just drag the relevant block to the desired location.

The editor isn’t completed yet, but it’s far enough along in the development cycle that many people consider it usable right now.

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In reality, many WordPress themes now allow editing using the Gutenberg editor.

One of the advantages of utilizing the Gutenberg editor plugin is that it may result in webpages that load very quickly.

Gutenberg is currently being developed in four stages. The second of four stages of WordPress is now underway.

The plugin page for Gutenberg explains what Gutenberg is:

“Gutenberg” is a codename for a whole new way of producing with WordPress that promises to change the entire publishing experience in the same way that Gutenberg revolutionized the written word.

The project will be divided into four phases, each of which will focus on a different aspect of WordPress: editing, customization, collaboration, and multilingualization.”

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1. Changing the logo on a native site

Before Gutenberg 11.6 was released, a publisher had to change their logo before submitting it.

Publishers may now submit the logo and make changes if required.

Cropping, zooming, and rotating the picture are among the editing options available.

A user selects the site logo block, then chooses the media library from which the picture is chosen, as demonstrated in a WordPress GitHub example.

Here’s a little video that walks you through the process of choosing a picture and modifying it. The picture is subsequently loaded into the logo block workspace, where it may be modified.

New Gutenberg Logo Editing Workflow in Motion

Another video, this one focused on the actual picture editing feature, may be seen below.

Gutenberg Logo Image Editing in a Movie

2. Level Locking Control (Block Level Locking Control)

The option to lock a block to prevent it from being changed or deleted is another new feature that will make it simpler for theme designers and WordPress site builders.

The new functionality is described as follows in the WordPress announcement:

“At the moment, you can lock moving and removing blocks using the block-level lock function, which takes precedence over the templateLock feature.

The movers will be hidden from the toolbar of locked blocks, and the Remove block option will be unavailable.”

Unlocked Gutenberg Block in WordPress (Screenshot)

A screenshot of a WordPress Gutenberg block that has been locked.

Screenshot of Locked Gutenberg Block

3. Support for Child Themes at a Basic Level

The addition of child theme support to Gutenberg is a significant improvement. Child themes enable publishers to make modifications to the theme’s appearance and feel that will not be overwritten when the theme is updated.

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With a child theme, a publisher may alter the appearance of a theme as much as they want without fear of losing the modifications when the theme is updated.

The following are some of the features and advantages of the new child theme support:

  • “When the child theme is activated, the site editor is available.”
  • Theme.json is passed down from generation to generation.
  • The child theme may override portions of the parent theme’s template.
  • The child theme may override parent theme templates.
  • In the child theme, theme.json may be overridden.”

4. Modify the Template Section

A Template Part Focus Mode has been introduced to WordPress, which is an essential site design tool.

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The Template Part Focus Mode is a method to access a menu that allows you to customize just a portion of the template, such as the area above the content area, the main content area, or even the widget area.

What WordPress does is explained as follows:

“Template Component Focus Mode” is a view that allows you to concentrate on and work on a particular template part, such as a header, and it is accessible for any template part.

The ellipsis option in the Template Part toolbar now allows you to modify isolated template parts.”

Several Significant Changes

Gutenberg 11.6 is more than just a minor update; it includes significant enhancements that move the Gutenberg editor closer to the cutting edge of CMS and web design.

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In addition, WordPress Gutenberg includes a number of bug fixes to improve the editing experience.

Citations

Gutenberg 11.6: What’s New

Crop the site logo

Introduce Level Lock Control for Block Types

Add basic support for child themes to FSE.

Button to Edit Template Part Menu

Page for the Gutenberg Plugin

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