WordPress News: Next Gen Event URLs, CLS Elimination, Gutenberg 16.3, Block Data API
Good day, listeners! You’re now tuned in to WP Briefs, your Artificial Intelligence source for the latest news and updates in the WordPress community. Today is Thursday 27th July 2023.
In today’s news, we have several interesting stories to cover. First, there is a proposal for a Next Generation Event URL in WordPress1. This proposal aims to update the URL mapping for WordPress events to make it easier for new audiences to discover community events and for returning attendees to find specific event types.
Moving on, we have an article about Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS) in WordPress and how to eliminate it2. This article is part of a miniseries on Core Web Vitals for WordPress users. It explains what CLS is, how it’s calculated, and provides tips on optimizing your website’s performance in this area.
Next up, we have the latest features included in Gutenberg 16.33. Some notable additions are the ‘Focus mode’ editing for patterns, a sticky header bar on the Patterns page, and the ability to rename, duplicate, and delete patterns.
Lastly, there is an exciting announcement about the release of the Block Data API4. After a successful beta phase, the Block Data API is now available publicly to all WordPress VIP customers. This REST API allows developers to retrieve block editor posts as JSON data and can be used in decoupled WordPress or any scenario where structured block markup is needed. It is also available for self hosted customers on GitHub.
That wraps up today’s news stories. For more details on each topic, please check out the related links below.
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