The big focuses throughout this release cycle were full site editing (FSE) and the widgets screen. On the FSE front, multiple FSE blocks were implemented and are now available for testing in the FSE experience (“Site Editor”). With regards to the widgets screen, more details are shared below.
Aside from these two focuses, Gutenberg 8.9 contains some small new features, multiple bug fixes, and some performance improvements.
Widgets moved out of experiments
One of the objectives of WordPress 5.6 is to allow using blocks in widget areas. This is a complex task, and for now there is no decision on