Gutenberg 15.3 was released this week with a new “Read Time” block that calculates the estimated read time for a post or page using the same method shown in the details panel. The block will display this information on the front end wherever it is inserted.
This is the first iteration of the Time to Read block, so there isn’t much customization yet. Users can add custom CSS to the block, but currently only contains alignment controls. This block requires typographic controls and other options for customizing its appearance to be consistent with the other core blocks.
In 15.3, Duotone filters have been reworked in several ways to make them more portable across themes. Previously, duotone settings were stored as an array of colors. This has been changed so that duotone presets are saved as slugs, and color swatches are now available when the user changes themes.
Another change to the duotone filter in this release is the site editor’s[スタイル]Filters can now be set globally within a panel.
The site editor also received some improvements to make the design clearer and more consistent, with an updated design for the edit button and add template modal, and a cleaned up template details popover. rice field.
For a complete overview of all enhancements, bug fixes, accessibility and performance improvements, check out the 15.3 changelog.