As I transition WordPress sites to the block editor, one of the most challenging issues I’ve had is with nested blocks.
Which for some designs means I’ll create a content section for a page with a Container block.
Then I’ll add a Grid block.
Within each grid item, I’ll add paragraphs, lists, or images.
Prior to WordPress 5.4.2, I struggled to select the Grid or Container blocks to customize padding and margin.
I would inadvertently select the Grid block when I really wanted the Container block.
It was one of the most frustrating issues I had with converting sites to the block editor.
Until WordPress 5.4.2 was released.
Breadcrumb Bar for Block Navigation
One of the less well-known features of the WordPress 5.4.2 release, the breadcrumb bar for block navigation has been part of the Gutenberg plugin since October 2019.
When the feature was merged into core for WordPress 5.4.2, WordPress users finally had a quick way to select and edit nested blocks from the breadcrumb bar at the bottom of the page.
Users can select any item in the breadcrumb bar to navigate to that block.
For designers using nested blocks, the breadcrumb bar is a huge enhancement!
For me, no more trying to select a Grid block only to get the Container block instead.
Have you discovered the block breadcrumb bar?