1. Marcus L Tibesar

    Really enjoy the comprehensive Gutenberg update articles, Justin. Thank you. I noticed GB 8.2.1 was released this morning.

    I’m enjoying the rapid development by the GB team, and it’s an exciting time to publish posts using these new tools!

    Thank you GB team!


  2. Nick

    We desperately need universal (for core blocks and third party blocks) padding and margin controls. Until this happens, only those who know CSS can fully take advantage of Gutenberg as a page builder.

    That said, the new Align Matrix Control component seems very interesting, which btw, the Section Block found in the Getwid plugin has a similar feature.


    • David Gwyer

      I’ve developed my own control for border-radius and will be repurposing it to also handle margin/padding. I’ll also be developing a control for border styles beginning next week. At the moment I use these controls in plugins only but I’ll be rolling them out to my themes too, hopefully soon.

      Here’s a preview of the border-radius control: https://twitter.com/dgwyer/status/1266700992957034497


  3. Paul

    With the latest version of the plugin, it doesn’t seem possible to just copy a portion of text from within a shortcode.


  4. Alexander S. Kunz

    Am I the only one who is feeling block bloat overload? Gutenberg has reached an overwhelming and intimidating complexity that is getting harder and harder to follow every day.


  5. Ant Ekşiler

    Our developers will definitely enjoy the cover block position setting.


  6. Kingsley Felix

    When are they adding the “NOFOLLOW” option together with the open new tab


  7. Chris Paul


    I am all for the future with blocks in order to compete with Wix/Squarespace and be modern without bloated themes and plugins, BUT

    the current stage of Gutenberg is extremely terrible, having some basic functionality not working.

    See the videos

    1) Drag ‘n’ drop produces extreme lag for images; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhZs6jq8-MY

    2) Drag ‘n’ drop doesn’t scroll the page up and down; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=659IOT5T79M

    3) Drag ‘n’ drop doesn’t permit mouse scrolling; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbCmw9LDMnk

    4) Movement symbols – hard to use and with issues; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WU2AxvzX1KE

    5) Cut, Copy & Paste doesn’t work for block images; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o904E_zd5YY

    WordPress 5.4.1
    Gutenberg 8.2
    Built-in Gutenberg – Test II

    MacOS Catalina 10.15.5

    Chrome 83.0.4103.61
    Edge 83.0.478.37
    Safari 13.1.1

    iMac 27″ Late 2015 – CPU Intel Core i7 Quad Core 4.0 GHz, 32 GB RAM, AMD Radeon R9 M395X 4 GB, SSD


    • Justin Tadlock

      You should post these things as issues on the repository (assuming they are not already existing tickets) so the team is aware of them.


      • Chris Paul

        I am actually not a developer, rather a marketer. I can’t understand why so much years after Gutenberg is released, such basic things don’t work.


        • Justin Tadlock

          You don’t have to be a developer to create a ticket on the repository. You just need a GitHub account, which is free, and the ability to describe the issue you are having.

          It is also important to remember that the “basic things” for you are not necessarily the basic things for someone else, so a particular issue may not be on the team’s radar. The reason we report issues is so that the development team is aware of them. That’s how the software is improved over time.


  8. Chris Paul

    I do consider drag/drop of images and cut/copy/paste of images to be a basic feature across text editors, applications and systems and I hope that is universally understandable objectively and not something that just I find problematic.

    I truly hope that there should be an open way where regular consumers would provide bug reports and suggestions in order for their interest and the interest of the developers behind Gutenberg align.

    At the current state I do believe there is a huge difference between these two and one of the primary reasons is because the regular consumers do not know what GitHub is, nor the plugin page has any links to it.

    If the “support” on the Gutenberg plugin page is not existing and people should go to GitHub, this should be clearly market in some way on the plugin page.

    Also I do consider that regular consumers would struggle with GitHub and posting their feedback there.

    If from 3121 total reviews 2087 are one star reviews, I would seriously consider improving the relations between developers and regular consumers.

    I don’t want to see my favorite CMS struggle because the developers deliver something that is not working as it should or doesn’t align with the interests of the regular consumer.

    I already heard what told me the clients of my agency, I can assure you that most of them don’t know what GitHub is, but they had very interesting feedback about the editor. It was negative, but they still have concrete suggestions on what should be improved and how.

    WordPress should think about how to engage these people and use their feedback to make the product better. I don’t think the current state of Gutenberg is ready to serve regular people.


    • Alexander S. Kunz

      I COMPLETELY agree, and this isn’t even limited to Gutenberg. To expect the average user to sign up for Github (sigh – yet another account!) and learn how to use it & work with its idiosyncrasies is simply unrealistic.

      I don’t know how many times I stumbled upon a problem, or a bug, or had an idea, and then just let it go because there are too many hoops to jump through just to be heard. The system, with its complexities and requirements, effectively reduces or eliminates user feedback & bug reports.

      In order for the community (actual USERS) to be able to provide feedback and help product development and bug fixing, some sort of interface/ombudsman or whatever else would be needed. A person that translates “real world problems” into WordPress bug reports that fit the criteria that are expected on Github…


  9. Norman Freeman

    Is there any way to extend inner blocks of core blocks
    eg: Cover block has paragraph block as the inner block can I use some filter kind of mechanism to add more inner blocks? this will be a very helpful feature.
    ref: https://github.com/WordPress/gutenberg/blob/master/packages/block-library/src/cover/edit.js#L63


  10. Ravi Jain

    Great article. I guess you can use shift+enter to create a line break in the image caption.


  11. Jim

    It’s nice that guys continue developing and improving the Gutenberg plugin. I use it on my several websites and I love this editor plugin.


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