Gutenberg 6.0 Released. Here are What’s New and Exciting

Gutenberg team released the 6th version of the plugin yesterday. It is a major release, which is a big shift from 5.9 with a lot of bux fixes and improvements. Gutenberg 6 adds a set of predefined layouts to the column block, snackbar notices and multiple block moving feature introduced.

Another usability feature added is the snack bar notifications showing up on the bottom left side of the page. This update gets rid of the the older, page-overlapping and annoying(!) notice bar.

Moving multiple blocks is now easier

We had to copy and paste after selecting multiple blocks to be able to move them. Now it’s much easier. Just select multiple blocks, and the block mover icon will show up:

The new block mover

Columns block layout picker in Gutenberg 6

While our Kioken BlocksContainer Row is a much more advanced layout building tool, the ability to predefine column layouts was a long time requested feature for the columns block in the core.

Until this feature, creating, selecting and editing columns was a bit of a harder task. Gutenberg 6.0 now displays a number of preset column layouts with predefined widths for easier kicking off a new layout.

In addition to this improvement, Gutenberg 6 improves the building of InnerBlocks component, enabling developers like us display a more enhanced templates for wrapper blocks. We are actually using these features in our Kinetic Wrapper, Container Row and Features blocks!

Our Features and Kinetic Wrapper blocks using the better InnerBlocks Component

Gutenberg is getting better every day, and we are also enjoying the improvements when developing for the editor. You can read the full post for this latest release from the Make WordPress Core blog.

What do you think about the latest version? Let us know in your comments. Oh and don’t forget updating Kioken Blocks too!

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