Gutenberg 4.4 Changelog

  • Improves discoverability of permalinks by adding permalink panel to the document sidebar.
  • Improves margins, column child block, and mobile display of columns.
  • Allow for programmatically removing editor document panels.
  • Replaces the uploading indicator of images and galleries with a spinner and faded out image.
  • Toolbar for floats was a little offset beyond the mobile breakpoint, now fixed.
  • Text and code editing blocks did not have width set, now set to fill the space.
  • Correctly align URL input autocomplete.
  • Improve animations: new, consistent naming convention, adds editor prefix, and moves keyframe animations (which don’t work well with mixins) into the edit post style.
  • Hover styles were showing on mobile, where hover is not available – now disabled.
  • Click and drag was incorrectly triggering a selection event in the block list under the popover, resulting in the popover dismissing. This was causing blocks to be selected when trying to set links to open in a new tab, for example. Fixed by preventing the mouse down event from propagating.
  • Adds some padding to the block inserter so that it never overlaps text in nested contexts or mobile views.
  • Better handle images larger than the editor by allowing a 2.5x buffer. Allows images inserted in TwentyNineteen and other themes that have a wider than 580px editor width, to look as expected, but prevents infinite resizing of images.
  • Stop mousedown event propagating through the toolbar, fixing problem of unexpectedly selecting blocks.
  • Improve the way that long words are broken on multiple lines, using word-break: keep-all;
  • Preserve the ratio of video backgrounds in cover blocks, videos may be cropped to fit but will keep their original ratio.
  • It was not possible to scroll a long menu on first load of Gutenberg, fixed by removing sticky-menu.
  • Properly check for allowed types of Media in Media Placeholder components.
  • “Resolve” and “Convert to HTML” buttons were not clickable (regression), now resolved.
  • Exclude HTML editing from Columns and Column blocks.
  • Better handle links without href, which were showing as undefined.
  • Renders block appender after the template is processed, to prevent incorrectly inserting new paragraphs.
  • Parent pages were being lost when draft pages were autosaved, fixed by removing parent pages from autosave requests and refactoring to stop using “parent” as the path argument name.
  • Adding line breaks in formatted content in quote blocks were not working correctly, fixed by persisting formats when new lines are added.
  • Prevent users in the contributor role from using blocks that require upload privileges.
  • Fix block selection in removing blocks, correct typo in comparison.
  • Japanese text (double byte characters) was not usable in the list block, fixed by changing handling of composition events.
  • Better handles different text encodings (e.g. emoji) within a block in block validation.
  • Use a query argument instead of data to prevent error being thrown on post refresh.
  • Keyboard navigation was not working as expected in Firefox, added extra key binding.
  • Adds missing alt values to images when editing.
  • Better communicate block nesting level by using unordered lists.
  • Fix sidebar icons being incorrectly announced in NVDA by adding a span with aria-hidden=”true”.
  • Fixes block toolbar aria label to announce “block tools toolbar” rather than “block toolbar (a11y).
  • Adjusts focus on media and text blocks to select the overall block, not the child paragraph block.
  • Refactors i18n module to replaces Jed with Tannin for significant performance improvements.
  • Replace getSelectedBlock and getMultiSelectedBlocks with more performant getSelectedBlockClientId and a getBlocksselectors in copy handler.
  • Replace getBlock selector in favor of the more performant getBlockName.
  • Replace getSelectedBlock with more performant getSelectedBlockClientId and new isBlockValid selectors in the BlockToolbar.
  • Replace getSelectedBlock with more performant getSelectedBlockClientId and new isBlockValid selectors in the Block Inspector.
  • Replaces getInserterItems with a new hasInserterItemsselector which is more performant, and makes some adjustments to memorization.
  • Avoid using the getSelectedBlock selector in autocompleters.
  • Remove use of getBlock selector in the DefaultBlockAppender and EditorKeyboardShortcuts components.
  • Move undo handling out of TinyMCE and into the RichText component.
  • is_gutenberg_page incorrectly assumes get_current_screenexists, add check.
  • Brings code inline with CSS standards by switching font weight to numeric values.
  • Wrapped component would not the most up-to-date store values if it incurred a store state change during its own mount (e.g. dispatching during its own constructor), resolved by rerunning selection.
  • Display an error message if Javascript is disabled.
  • Update to React 16.6.3.
  • Adds missing components dependency for RichText.
  • Refactors list block to remove previously exposed RichText/TinyMCE logic.
  • Removes focusOnMount prop from NavigableToolbar components, which was generating a warning.
  • Refactor checks for upload permissions, removing unnecessary checks for store permissions.
  • Use the large image size when inserting images in both galleries and image blocks.
  • Fixes dependency of wp-polyfill which needs to be registered before React and React-Dom when plugins (like Yoast) rely on Gutenberg’s React.
  • Mark onSplit as unstable as it is pending refactor.
  • Remove 4.4 deprecated features.
  • Fix SCSS syntax error.
  • Remove export of previously removed function.
  • Add an E2E test for unsupported blocks.
  • Refactor E2E utility functions.
  • Formatting updates to copy guidelines.
  • Makes headings consistent in the dropdown documentation.
  • Removes outdated documentation referring to function support in registerBlockType.
  • Fixes some typos and line breaks in block design documentation.
  • Fixes some typos and improves readability of README.
  • Adds toolbar to the editing block, and edit button.
  • Passes the isSelected prop down to the implementation of RichText components to make them respond properly to focus changes.

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