Kioken Blocks for Gutenberg 1.1.3 Code Name Tatsumaki is released this week. This release focuses on the improvements in the Kinetic Posts Gutenberg block and overall feature additions. It’s still a minor release, but wanted to give it a name since it’s also our first release of Pro version as well!
What’s new with Kinetic Posts?
One of the requested additional layout options for Kinetic Posts was masonry layout. We added it with this version. We will continue to improve this, but as of now you can set masonry post layouts for your posts as well.
Here’s an example:
Assigning custom image sizes when displaying posts such as large, full, thumbnail or any available sizes is also added. Now you can decide and set custom image sizes based on the layout you choose for Kinetic Posts. This feature aims both improving the site speed and SEO ranks for your posts.
If you choose to opt in for Pro, you will also find the image box design layout for posts enabled as well. It is a unique post layout to enhance posts with featured images and make them act like portfolio or gallery items.
Check this out:
Other new features with this latest update include the ability to copy and paste block settings from one block to another. This comes in handy and time saving, since once you paste a block setting to multiple instances of a block, the changes you make in one of them automatically applies to other instances as well!
Right now we enabled this option for features and fancy buttons block. We’re still testing it, and if all goes well, this feature will be globally enabled in the next releases.
And one more tiny update comes to the many core blocks. The override spacings panel gets an additional option for Maximum Content width.
With this additional setting added, you can limit the maximum width for let’s say a paragraph, heading or lists can have. Good for responsive layouts!
In the coming releases, we will keep focusing on Kinetic Posts block since it is one our flagship blocks and we’re very proud of it. For the next release however, we are thinking about adding an animation feature for all blocks in Gutenberg! We’ll keep you posted about that.
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By the way, Tatsumaki refers to Ryu’s special kick move in the Street Fighter game, and in case you wonder, Kioken name also comes from that game. We’re big time SF players 🙂