Gutenberg and Full Site Editing
Gutenberg 6.1 was released this past week, and it includes some significant interface enhancements you will notice right away. The most noteworthy is the introduction of motion/animation when you are reordering, adding, or removing blocks.
The image block link settings have been improved too, and REST API error messages now appear as notices. There is also a claim about performance: “typing is 30% faster on long posts.” ⌨️💨
The idea of Gutenberg growing to encompass the “full site editing experience” is getting more traction with this Github ticket submitted by Riad Benguella. ” Expanding the editor outside of
post_content” may overlap with the role of “page builder,” by some definitions.
In that vein, Felix Arntz has created a Block Areas plugin that “allows you to define certain areas” anywhere on a WordPress site “that you can then edit like a regular post” using the Gutenberg editor.