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3 min read Tom Zsomborgi
Community | make.wordpress.org | 4 days ago

Introducing Twenty Nineteen

Twenty Nineteen will ship with full Gutenberg support. It will include both front and back-end styles, so that users can be fully confident in their site’s appearance when they hit publish.

Introducing Twenty Nineteen

Community | make.wordpress.org | 4 days ago

Gutenberg grants users an unprecedented level of freedom to customize their site’s layout and design. In order to fully achieve their vision, users will need a new generation of flexible themes, built to take advantage of the creative freedom that Gutenberg offers. With that in mind, WordPress 5.0 will launch with a brand new default theme: Twenty Nineteen. The theme will be be led by @allancole, supported by @kjellr as a design coach.
At the core of Twenty Nineteen is its simple, sophisticated typography. The theme’s aesthetic is minimal and non-prescriptive, allowing the theme to work well in a variety of applications. For example: it is effective as an minimal, typography-driven blogging theme, but can also be adapted for use as a static business website.
Twenty Nineteen will ship with full Gutenberg support. It will include both front and back-end styles, so that users can be fully confident in their site’s appearance when they hit publish.
Timeline
As mentioned in the release plan, WordPress 5.0 will be released on November 19th, 2018, so this is a faster-than-usual theme build. The first release candidate is estimated for the end of October, so we’ll want

3 min read Joachim Jensen
Plugins | make.wordpress.org | 3 days ago

Gutenberg 4.0 RC 1 Released - Call for testing

A pre-release of Gutenberg 4.0 is now out and comes with several major updates. Users are asked to download and test a list of 15+ features, including compatibility with Yoast SEO. Developers should keep an eye on deprecations in the new version.

Gutenberg 4.0 RC 1 Released - Call for testing

Plugins | make.wordpress.org | 3 days ago

Gutenberg is currently the main focus for the testing group and it is the new editing experience in WordPress. The goal of Gutenberg is to simplify the creation of rich pages and posts in WordPress by replacing old custom HTML, CSS and shortcodes with native Blocks. To help test, please download gutenberg.zip from the releases page, or use the button above, and try testing any of the following things:
Change the overlay color on the Cover Image block. (10291)
Try changing the style variation and colors for pullquotes. (9763)
Edit a post already being edited by another user and check that post looking works as expected. (4217)
Align different blocks. Try on mobile. (10085)
Turn on the option to skip the publish confirmation and check that posts publish immediately. (9760)
Exit the code editor using the link at top right. Try from different browser versions. (10061)
Nest some bulleted list items and check that the indented ones are circles. (10358)
Search for terms when adding categories. (10138)
Add a text color to a paragraph with links and see that the links change color too. (10171)
Insert images using the classic block. (10306)
Embed a few videos and check that they look correct

5 min read Phpbits Studio
Community | make.wordpress.org | 28 days ago

What’s new in Gutenberg?

WordPress Gutenberg Editor 3.9.0 updates and some cool new feature additions.

What’s new in Gutenberg?

Community | make.wordpress.org | 28 days ago

This new release completes some cool additions to the editor. It includes the ability to create reusable templates by selecting multiple blocks in the editor. It then allows exporting and importing these templates using a JSON file transport. There’s also a visual diff mechanism for comparing options when a block was detected as invalid (which could scale in the future to improved UX for revisions as a whole), toolbar groups can be defined as collapsible into a dropdown to better organize available block controls. There’s also the addition of a much clearer drag handle for drag and drop block operations next to the block arrow controls. It’s also possible to convert an image into a cover image and back, retaining the caption as the main text among many other small improvements and fixes.
3.9
Add support for creating reusable blocks out of multi-selected groups of blocks not just individual blocks. This means the ability to easily save templates out of an existing set of blocks.
Add support for importing and exporting reusable blocks (using a JSON file transport). Note that locality of resources can be a problem if importing on a separate WordPress site.
Allow to visually

6 min read Phpbits Studio
Community | make.wordpress.org | Sep. 2, 2018

What’s New in Gutenberg? (31st August)

Here's what new on Gutenberg 3.7. Got some issue on my Block Options plugin and I hope you can check out yours and fixed it too. Cheers!

What’s New in Gutenberg? (31st August)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Sep. 2, 2018

Dark Mode has become a rapidly popular feature to many online tools and services in recent years and it’s about time WordPress joins in on this trend as well. Many websites such as Twitter, YouTube, Reddit and even macOS Mojave, Apple’s newest operating system have adopted this feature as one to help user’s who are looking at screens for long periods of time. Traditionally we’re use to seeing light backgrounds and dark text in a high contrast environment which can be damaging for the eyes. If you have ever found yourself working on something late at night and having to make adjustments so the bright light doesn’t hurt your eyes so much, you’re in for a treat!
Say good evening to… Dark Mode
Dark Mode transforms the colours of the WordPress dashboard from bright white and grey colours to dark grey and black instead. This means you no longer need to squint or turn down your brightness setting trying to avoid things like headaches and eyestrain.
Whilst Dark Mode is a great way to personalise your setup, there’s a few things that it’s not. These include but is not limited to:
It is not a high contrast mode for accessibility needs
It

3 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | Jul. 31, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg? (30th July)

At this point in development I'd expect only fixes, but features are still being added. This release adds an inline block API, a modal component, exposes more developer options for mobile, and of course a slew of fixes.

What’s new in Gutenberg? (30th July)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Jul. 31, 2018

Today’s release is timed to coincide with the upcoming WordPress 4.9.8 release, and includes a multitude of improvements when converting existing content to blocks. The Inline Block API has also landed in this release, allowing images to be inserted into any rich text area. You can even put an image into another image’s caption!
3.4
Add the Inline Blocks API.
Rename Shared Blocks to Reusable Blocks.
Add a Modal component.
Add a REST API Search controller.
Add a warning in the classic editor when attempting to edit a post that contains blocks.
Add ability for themes to configure font sizes.
Add RTL CSS to all packages.
Add an edit button to embed blocks.
Remove all wp.api usage from the editor package.
Add error handling for file block drag-and-drop.
Add registerBlockStyleVariation, for registering block style variations.
Add a border between panels in the block sidebar.
Add a editor.PostFeaturedImage.imageSize filter for the Featured Image.
Create a video block when dropping a video on an insertion point.
Expose a custom class name hook for mobile.
Add a React Native entrypoint for mobile.
Only disable wpautop on the main classic editor instance.
Retain the id attribute

6 min read Phpbits Studio
Community | make.wordpress.org | Aug. 10, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg? (9th August)

Here are the updates for WordPress Gutenberg Editor 3.5.0 (9th August).

What’s new in Gutenberg? (9th August)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Aug. 10, 2018

Another update has sailed! This one comes after WordPress 4.9.8 release with the “try the new editor” notice, which has increased the number of installs from 15k to more than 120k in a few days. This is an important milestone as we broaden the testing horizons. We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone that has tested and given feedback through the various channels. Likewise, huge thanks to everyone that has helped answer questions, addressed forum feedback, triaged new issues, fixed bugs, and generally jumped in to contribute.
Back to the release, this one includes several fixes, polish, and cleaner interactions around the writing flow. On the developer side, there’s been work around refining and adding to the pool of APIs and documentation.
3.5
Add an edit button to embed blocks to modify the source.
Improve margin collapse within column blocks.
De-emphasize inline tokens within the inserter for a better user experience.
Polish focus and active styles around buttons and inputs.
Polish styles for checkbox component, update usages of toggle to checkbox where appropriate. Update documentation.
Improve pre-publish panel styling and textual copy.
Prevent duplicate

7 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | Jul. 6, 2018

What’s New in Gutenberg? (6th July)

Gutenberg 3.2 is the minimum viable product release in terms of features. Block style variants, an in-line images and blocks API, a file block, and converting columns to parent and child blocks are some of the new features. From this point forward the team will focus on bugs, enhancements, compatibility, and stability.

What’s New in Gutenberg? (6th July)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Jul. 6, 2018

This release generally completes our MVP feature set for the editor by adding inline images, block style variations, and a new columns approach. Switching focus to bugs, enhancements, compatibility, and API stability from now on. Worth noting that there’s people working on some more individual blocks (a few widgets and playlist) to be included when ready. The most significant addition is block style variations. This will allow registration of alternate styles (based on class names) for any block, with automated real thumbnails and live previews built in to the block transformation tool. We have added them to the Quote, Button, and Separator blocks for illustration. The public API will be exposed in a future release.
3.2
Add block styles variations to the Block API.
Add support for Inline Images and Inline Blocks API.
Convert Columns to a set of parent and child blocks, including a wrapper element and more reliable front-end presentation.
Allow registering new block categories.
Add support for locking Inner Block areas.
Add File Block for uploading and listing documents, with drag and drop support.
All Updates
Introduce Modal component to expand the extensibility suite of UI components.

2 min read Donna Cavalier
Development | make.wordpress.org | May. 23, 2018

WordPress 5.0 Development Cycle - When Gutenberg Will Appear...

Ok, we don't have an exact date, but at least we know it won't be until after...

WordPress 5.0 Development Cycle - When Gutenberg Will Appear...

Development | make.wordpress.org | May. 23, 2018

Goals (To be posted) | Dev Chat Agendas | Dev Chat Summaries | Dev Notes | Field Guide (To be posted) | All Posts Tagged 5.0 WordPress 5.0 will be the first “major” release of 2018, including the new editor, codenamed “Gutenberg”.
Release Schedule
November 15, 2017
Trunk is open for business. (Post-4.9)
TBD
5.0 Kickoff meeting.
TBD
Last chance to merge feature projects.
TBD
Beta 1 and feature project merge deadline.
From this point on, no more commits for any new enhancements or feature requests in this release cycle, only bug fixes and inline documentation. Work can continue on enhancements/feature requests not completed and committed by this point, and can be picked up for commit again at the start of WordPress 5.1.
TBD
Beta 2.
TBD
Beta 3.
TBD
Beta 4.
TBD
Release candidate and soft string freeze.
TBD
Final release candidate if needed and hard string freeze.
TBD
Dry run for release of WordPress 5.0 and 24 hour code freeze.
TBD
Target date for release of WordPress 5.0.
Contributing
To get involved in WordPress core development, head on over to Trac and pick a 5.0 ticket. Need help? Check out the Core Contributor Handbook. Get your patches done and submitted as

8 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | Jun. 6, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Update number 30, or version 3, has lots of improvements and fixes. Included in the update are child blocks and the option for themes to declare support for block styles.

What’s new in Gutenberg? (5th June)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Jun. 6, 2018

This release marks the 30th update to the editor plugin. The highlights are broken down below. Block Library
Arguably, one of the key pieces of the new editor UI is the block library or inserter. Unifying the way users can insert content has been one of the main objectives of the whole project. It has gone through multiple iterations and testing; balancing clarity, usability, flexibility, and extensibility. This release offers the result of some very fruitful collaborations between designers and developers.
Notably, tabs are being removed; blocks have bigger surface areas; and plugins can supply a distinct color for the block icon background. This seeks to allow the inserter to better scale while retaining visual clarity. The other addition to the inserter is related to the new concept of child blocks explained below.
Child Blocks
The editor has had support for nesting blocks since around the beginning of this year. With 3.0, a block author can now also register a block as being a child of another block by declaring parent: [ 'block-name' ]. This now causes a few changes in the interface: the root inserter won’t show child blocks unless the user is within the context of the right

Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 9, 2018

Important Changes in Theme Review Process

Great news for theme developers worldwide! The theme review team introduces a simplified review process with the purpose of reducing the wait time before a theme goes live!

Important Changes in Theme Review Process

Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 9, 2018

We all know that queue time is around 3 months. We have quite a small numbers of active theme reviewers at the moment, and even when a ticket is being reviewed, the review process itself can take pretty long to complete. The change is based on moving burden from reviewer’s shoulder to theme author’s and making theme authors more responsible. From today, reviewers can check mainly following issues to pass the review.
Security
Licensing
Malicious or egregious stuff
Content Creation
Although these are the points to pass the theme review, theme authors are expected to follow the guidelines (required and recommended) like how it is going currently.
Moderators will spot check the themes after it is set live. If theme authors are found intentionally not following the guideline, Moderators will ask theme authors to fix the critical issues. In the case of not abiding the guidelines, theme could be on temporary or permanent suspension.

6 min read Asphalt Themes
Community | make.wordpress.org | May. 4, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg? (May the 4th)

This release has many refinements and improves the capabilities of the Block and Plugin APIs. It also adds a new “spacer” block for generating visual space. The color palette component has been improved to be based on classes instead of inline styles (for registered colors) and includes some important accessibility improvements (like naming the color). Thank you to everyone involved!

What’s new in Gutenberg? (May the 4th)

Community | make.wordpress.org | May. 4, 2018

Things are going well on the road towards completing the first phase of the editor project. Most of the work is centered around polish, getting things ready for merge, and tightening existing APIs. CloudupBlogLoginAboutBlogFaqTermsPrivacy
This release has many refinements and improves the capabilities of the Block and Plugin APIs. It also adds a new “spacer” block for generating visual space. The color palette component has been improved to be based on classes instead of inline styles (for registered colors) and includes some important accessibility improvements (like naming the color). Thank you to everyone involved!
2.8
Add a pasting schema in raw content handling. It simplifies whitelisting and reduces the amount of filters run. Should improve reliability, clarity, markdown conversion, and usage in blocks.
Add “Spacer” block to create empty areas.
Expand public InnerBlocks API with support for template configuration and allowedBlocks logic.
ColorPalette improvements:
Implement mechanism to use classes for configured colors instead of inline styles. Use it in Button block as well.
Use color name in ColorPalette aria-label for making color selection more accessible.

4 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 5, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg 2.6? (5th April)

And as we all know it Gutenberg keeps improving. The new version brings drag and dropable blocks. Yay!!!

What’s new in Gutenberg 2.6? (5th April)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 5, 2018

This release introduces drag and drop capabilities for sorting blocks, various refinements to the block visual interface (including a label with block type identifier) and extensibility APIs, plus a lot of bug fixes. Thanks to everyone who contributed for all the ongoing efforts! CloudupBlogLoginAboutBlogFaqTermsPrivacy
2.6
Add drag and drop functionality to reorder blocks (in addition to arrow movers).
Improve side UI around nested groups and introduce a block name label on hover.
Focus the block inspector automatically when a block is selected.
Allow extending auto-completers via filters — this also exposes the "user" auto-complete to all RichText component instances, making it much easier to leverage for external blocks.
Use debounced search request in user auto-complete mechanism improving the experience of mentioning in sites with more than 100 users.
Other changes
Use custom serializer for texturize compatibility. This removes dependency on react-dom/server and integrates better with wptexturize expectations.
Group advanced block settings (class name and anchor) in a panel.
Move Post Types Data Fetching to the core-data module.
Refactor DocumentOutline to use the

Community | make.wordpress.org | Dec. 28, 2016

Matt Mullenweg Announces Supporting the Future of WP-CLI

Great news! The website and code are all coming in under the WordPress.org umbrella and financial support is also involved.

2 min read Omaar Osmaan
Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 23, 2017

WordPress Target Browser Coverage - Ending support for IE 8, 9, and 10

WordPress officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8.

WordPress Target Browser Coverage - Ending support for IE 8, 9, and 10

Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 23, 2017

Previously, we discussed the new editor and browser support within WordPress core. Following up on those conversations, we are officially ending support for Internet Explorer versions 8, 9, and 10, starting with WordPress 4.8. Microsoft officially discontinued supporting these browsers in January 2016, and attempting to continue supporting them ourselves has gotten to the point where it’s holding back development. I realize that folks still running these browsers are probably stuck with them because of something out of their control, like being at a library or something. Depending on how you count it, those browsers combined are either around 3% or under 1% of total users, but either way they’ve fallen below the threshold where it’s helpful for WordPress to continue testing and developing against. (The numbers surprised me, as did how low IE market share overall has gone.)
Of course, wp-admin should still work in these older browsers, but with fewer capabilities, and we will no longer be testing new features and enhancements in these browsers. For example, the next versions of TinyMCE – currently targeted at WordPress 4.8 – will not support older IE browsers.

6 min read David McCan
Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 19, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg? (18th April)

Gutenberg 2.7 includes a ton of fixes and improvements. We are on the path for release now as the number of blockers are being whittled down.

What’s new in Gutenberg? (18th April)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 19, 2018

This release introduces a number of visual refinements around block controls (hover areas, link modal, Classic block), a new block for pagination, and pushes much of the Plugin API out of its experimental stage. Thank you to all the contributors for their efforts, and welcome to the new faces seen throughout the release cycle! CloudupBlogLoginAboutBlogFaqTermsPrivacy
2.7
Add pagination block (handles page breaks core functionality).
Add left/right block hover areas for displaying contextual block tools. This aims to reduce the visual UI and make it more aware of intention when hovering around blocks.
Improve emulated caret positioning in writing flow, which places caret at the right position when clicking below the editor.
Several updates to link insertion interface:
Restore the “Open in new window” setting.
Remove the Unlink button. Instead, links can be removed by toggling off the Link button in the formatting toolbar.
Move link settings to the left.
Update suggested links dropdown design.
Allow UI to expand to fit long URLs when not in editing mode.
Rework Classic block visual display to show old style toolbar. This aims to help clarify when you have content being displayed

2 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 10, 2017

What’s new in Gutenberg 1.4? (October 10th)

Gutenberg continues to improve. Version 1.4 is now out — you can change the HTML of an individual block now.

What’s new in Gutenberg 1.4? (October 10th)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 10, 2017

With this release Gutenberg allows you to make edits and tweaks to the HTML of individual blocks, without having to hunt for the relevant code in the full document view. Redesigned the header area of the editor for clarity—groups content actions in the left, and post action in the right.
Group block settings (delete, inspector, edit HTML) on an ellipsis button.
Added new reusable Dropdown component.
Show frequently used blocks in the inserter shortcuts (at the bottom of the post).
Other changes
Offer option for the button block to clear content.
Refactor block toolbar component in preparation for some iterations (docked toolbar, for example).
Allow partial URLs in link input.
Avoid using state for tracking arrow key navigation in WritingFlow to prevent re-renders.
Improve mobile header after design cleanup.
Add focusReturn for Dropdown component.
Updated Audio block markup to use figure element.
Removed transition on multi-select affecting the perception of speed of the interaction.
Show Gallery block description even if there are no images.
Persist custom class names.
Merge initialization actions into a single action.
Fix scroll position when reordering blocks.
Fix case where

8 min read Ashar Irfan
Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 24, 2017

A New Themes Experience in the Customizer

New themes experience in Customizer in WordPress 4.9 will enhance theme browsing, and customizing experience.

A New Themes Experience in the Customizer

Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 24, 2017

WordPress 4.9 introduces a new experience for discovering, installing, and previewing themes in the customizer. Building on efforts during WordPress 4.7 development, this project prioritizes user flow, extensibility, and performance improvements. A theme is the most fundamental aspect of customizing a site. This project seeks to unify the theme-browsing and theme-customization experiences by introducing a comprehensive theme browser and installer directly in the customizer.
The new flow seamlessly integrates theme management into the customization experience by bringing a new theme browsing framework into the customization interface along with the ability to install and live-preview a theme in a single click.
The new theme browser is designed for extensibility. Third-party theme directories are encouraged to integrate with the core experience via plugins. Because the new browser is built on the core customize API, extending it is similar to extending any other part of the customization experience. As with every aspect of the customizer, this project approaches extensibiity modularly and in terms of both user and developer experience. The end of this post includes a technical overview

Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 17, 2017

Research Before You Sell Out - Make.WordPress.org

Here Mika is sharing kind of words of wisdom about selling out Plugin specially. As we have seen recently deal gone wrong, and hundreds of thousand users become vulnerable because new owner has evil intention, this post was very necessary.

Research Before You Sell Out - Make.WordPress.org

Community | make.wordpress.org | Oct. 17, 2017

Are you thinking of selling your plugin? Did someone offer you money to put a link to their sites in your readme or wp-admin settings page? STOP. THINK. BE CAUTIOUS.
I’m sure most of you are aware of the recent bad behaviour that’s gone on with regards to unscrupulous people purchasing plugins and using them to leverage malware, spam, and backdoors. While we would never tell you that it’s wrong to sell the plugins (they’re yours after all), we do want to help you recognize the warning signs of a bad-faith purchase.
Above all, if anything in the process makes you nervous and feel like something is wrong, call the deal off. You can email us at plugins@wordpress.org and we can help vet the buyer for you.
But remember this: The primary reason people want to buy ‘popular’ plugins is to use it to spam.
Signs To Watch Out For
Here are some basic red-flags:
You get an unsolicited email that reads like a generic form
The offer includes different prices based on how many people use the plugin (i.e. $500 for every 1000 users)
The amount offered seems to be rather high ($50,000 USD for a plugin)
The offer comes from a company who claims to be purchasing a ‘suite’

5 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | Jan. 25, 2018

What’s new in Gutenberg2.1? (25th January)

OK OK, another #Gutenberg release. This time with a lot of fixes and refactorization of features + code.

What’s new in Gutenberg2.1? (25th January)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Jan. 25, 2018

This release iterates further on some design and writing flow details — lighter up/down movers, engaging the UI-less focus mode more often, etc. It also brings many extensibility API improvements, exposing internal editor state through selectors, enhancements to the meta-box handling, and implements the "Copy All" button as if it was a plugin as an example of how to leverage native hooks. 2.1
Iterate on the design of up/down arrows and how focus is managed. This seeks to further reduce the visual and cognitive weight of the up/down movers.
Show immediate visual feedback when dragging and dropping images into the editor. (Expands on the previous release work.)
Expose state through data module using selectors. This is an important piece of the extensibility puzzle.
New button outline and focus styles.
Show original block icon after converting to reusable block. Also hides the generic reusable block from inserters. This moves data logic out of the inserter.
Introduce a migration function for block versioning.
Add HTML handler to dropzone. Allows drag and dropping images from other web pages directly.
Trigger typing mode when ENTER or BACKSPACE are pressed. This improves

3 min read David Bisset
Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 13, 2017

Matt Mullenweg: First Quarter Check On Core

Matt gives some of his thoughts, perceptions and feelings on of how things are going with core foci. Rest API admin will take some time I think.

Matt Mullenweg: First Quarter Check On Core

Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 13, 2017

Just wanted to give folks my perception and feelings on of how we’re doing thus far with the core foci: Writing: I’m really happy with the progress. It has had some slower weeks here and there the past few months, but by and large the technical prototypes we implemented have been successful and we’re ready to move into the next phase. We have a Chrome fix we have to get in the next minor release, and the link boundary improvements will be going into TinyMCE core and could be great for an interim +0.1 release.
Customization: Doing well. Remember: The plan is for the larger block-driven customization work to kick off in June. Prior to that, we’re focusing on widgets and other low-hanging fruit. Lack of developers slowed us down last few months, now doing better but could still use more help there. Media widgets + WYSIWYG on text widget seem simple but will have a big user impact.
REST API: There has been little to no perceivable progress on having any parts of wp-admin powered by the REST API.
Considering 4.8: The TinyMCE inline element / link boundaries, new media widgets, WYSIWYG in text widget, and perhaps something else small like the WordCamp / meetup dashboard

Development | make.wordpress.org | Dec. 6, 2016

WordPress 4.7 Field Guide for Developers

A collection of useful links to all the things shipping with WordPress 4.7. A must-read for all WordPress developers.

WordPress 4.7 Field Guide for Developers

Development | make.wordpress.org | Dec. 6, 2016

WordPress 4.7 is shaping up to be the best WordPress yet! Users will receive new and refined features that make it easier to “Make your site, YOUR site”, and developers will be able to take advantage of 173 enhancements and feature requests added. Let’s look at the many improvements coming in 4.7… RESTing, RESTing: 1, 2, 3
The foundation for RESTful APIs has been in core since 4.4, and 4.7 sees the addition of Content Endpoints after a healthy discussion. We’ve defined four success metrics as part of the merge discussion and you can help by building themes and plugins on top of the API, using the API in custom development projects, and utilizing the API for a feature project, core features, or patches. So, dive in, start playing around, and let us know what you build!
Hi everyone, it’s your friendly REST API team here with our second merge proposal for WordPress core. (WordPress 4.4 included the REST API Infrastructure, if you’d like to check out our previous merge proposal.) Even if you’re familiar with the REST API right now, we’ve made some changes to how the project is organised, so … Continue reading
It don’t mean

5 min read Ahmad Awais
Community | make.wordpress.org | Nov. 15, 2017

What’s New in Gutenberg 1.7? (15th November)

Gutenberg continues to improve one week after another. Check it out. Getting better with every new release.

What’s New in Gutenberg 1.7? (15th November)

Community | make.wordpress.org | Nov. 15, 2017

This next release includes several features and improvements on many levels. We are adding a way to switch between the header toolbar and toolbars attached to the block by opening the toggle menu at the top right and choosing the behaviour. There has been convincing arguments for both approaches so we want to make it easier to test both easily. Other notable features include the ability to transform multiple blocks of the same type into other blocks (like many images into a gallery). There are improvements to meta-boxes (dropping iframes), foundational work for nested blocks and global blocks, many design updates, and initial integration with JS hooks. Add toggle to switch between top-level toolbar and toolbars attached to each block. We have gotten great feedback on the benefits of both approaches and want to expand testing of each.
Ability to transform multiple-selected blocks at once — multiple images into a gallery, multiple paragraphs into lists.
Add @-mention autocomplete for users in a site.
Add data layer for reusable blocks and wp_blocks post type name.
Allow pasting standalone images and uploading them (also supports pasting base64 encoded images).
Allow block nesting

2 min read David Bisset
Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 18, 2017

WordPress 4.7.4 Release Candidate Now Available!

This fixes 46 bugs and scheduled for final release on (drumroll please).... Thursday, April 20, 2017. Developers, start 'a test'n.

WordPress 4.7.4 Release Candidate Now Available!

Development | make.wordpress.org | Apr. 18, 2017

After about six weeks of development, a Release Candidate for WordPress 4.7.4 is now available. This maintenance release fixes 46 issues reported against 4.7 and is scheduled for final release on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Thus far WordPress 4.7 has been downloaded nearly 60 million times since its release on December 6, 2016. Please help us by testing this release candidate to ensure 4.7.4 fixes the reported issues and doesn’t introduce any new ones.
Notable Bug Fixes
There are a few more notable issues being addressed in this release. The first one is about broken video/audio thumbnails when uploading media (#40075). Additionally, an incompatibility between the upcoming Chrome version and the visual editor (#40305) has been solved by updating TinyMCE. Furthermore, the REST API saw some enhancements in relation to date handling (#39854, #40136).
All Changes
Here’s a list of all closed tickets, sorted by component:
Administration
#39983 – Consider to don’t use the CSS class button-link for controls that don’t look like links
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Development | make.wordpress.org | Nov. 3, 2016

Post Type Templates in 4.7

WordPress has supported custom page templates for over 12 years. With WP 4.7 the same functionality is coming to all post types, using "Template Post Type" in the file header.

Post Type Templates in 4.7

Development | make.wordpress.org | Nov. 3, 2016

WordPress has supported custom page templates for over 12 years, allowing developers to create various layouts for specific pages. While this feature is very helpful, it has always been limited to the ‘page’ post type and not was not available to other post types. With WordPress 4.7, it will be. By opening up the page template functionality to all post types, the template hierarchy’s flexibility continues to improve.
In addition to the Template Name file header, the post types supported by a template can be specified using Template Post Type: post, foo, bar. Here’s an example:
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<?php/*Template Name: Full-width layoutTemplate Post Type: post, page, product*/// … your code here
That way, you’ll be able to select this full-width template for posts, pages, and products.
When at least one template exists for a post type, the ‘Post Attributes’ meta box will be displayed in the back end, without the need to add post type support for 'page-attributes' or anything else. The ‘Post Attributes’ label can be customized per post type using the 'attributes' label when registering a post type.
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