Gutenberg 16.9 Lets You Rename (Almost) Any Block, Adds Experimental Form and Input Blocks

Gutenberg 16.9 Lets You Rename (Almost) Any Block, Adds Experimental Form and Input Blocks

Delivering on an highly-requested feature, Gutenberg contributors have made it possible to rename almost any block in the List View. Version 16.9 was released this week with the new feature, which builds on Gutenberg 16.7‘s introduction of the ability to rename Group blocks.

It works in a similar way to naming Photoshop layers. Users can now open the list view, click on the ellipsis menu, select “Rename,” and enter a custom name.

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“Allowing users to distinguish between blocks in the List View is becoming increasingly important as the scope of the Site Editor grows,” Automattic-sponsored contributor Dave Smith said in the original ticket proposing the feature for the Group block. “Given that all blocks are currently labelled by the block name (e.g. Group) it can be difficult to distinguish between them. This is especially important if your Groups represent distinct ‘sections’ of a given page/template.”

Every block can be renamed with the exception of these four:

  • core/block
  • core/template-part
  • core/pattern
  • core/navigation

More renaming capabilities

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