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  1. Ted Magwell

    The Focal point feature is very questionable – it promotes uploading uncropped and thus unoptimized images. Cover block still does not support responsive or adaptive images.

    You can even see the issue in gif that you posted in this post – end user will have to download very tall and heavy image just to see bottom 20%.

    Sure, it’s nice visually and it’s easy for site administrator to define focal point, but end user on low-end mobile network will suffer because of this.

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    • Dave

      Not necessarily. The photo could be “shortpixeled” and therefore optimized. I think it is an awesome feature.

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  2. Jeff Lynn

    Off topic, but I was wondering what plugin you were using on wptavern to have WordPress dot com style like button that displays gravatars?

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  3. Peter

    Gutenberg 5.0 are planned to be rolled into WordPress 5.2

    That fact makes me feel somewhat confused … and arises 2 questions:
    Which GB version will be included in shortly coming WP 5.1 then?
    And when is WP 5.2 palnned to be released?

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  4. Peter

    Ability to change the focal point is a long asked-for feature, great news that something happens in that direction! Would be nice to have that not just for cover images.

    However Ted Magwell is right, it might lead to serving unnecessarily huge image files. So it would be a good idea to implement some suggestions to rather crop the original image if only just 50% (or so) of that will be displayed at the end-user.

    Would be even better to actually initialize WP’s image editor screen with a suggested cropping frame that is about 20% larger than the picture that will get rendered for the end-user. That way there is no need to serve vastly larger images than needed, but there would still remain some cropping flexibility for later or for parallax purposes.

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  5. David

    Great news for us who talk a lot about Kindle books 😀 I can’t w8 to see it in action and check if I can build some of my affiliate entries based on it.

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  6. JagoanWP

    At first I kinda hate Gutenberg but after few weeks of forcing my self to use it it’s actually kinda nice.

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  7. Marcus Tibesar

    I would like to see focal point selections added to the image block as well.

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