Storefront 2.4.0 has just been tagged for release and uploaded to WordPress.org. That means it should be available to download very soon!

While 2.4 is not a major release, you should not update live sites without adequate testing on a staging site. If you are using any additional Storefront products (child themes and/or extensions) be sure to check for updates for them before updating Storefront.

What’s in the box

The main focus of this release is to add enhanced compatibility with Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor. The new editor introduces a new block based approach to creating content in WordPress.

Some of the new blocks include full-width cover images, parallax images with text overlay, all sorts of different embedded content blocks, and column support up to 6-columns.

Storefront 2.4 includes editor styles to ensure a consistent editing experience between frontend and backend.

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Editing content with Gutenberg and new editor styles

 

Here’s what’s changed pulled directly from the changelog:

Feature - Add support for the new blocks introduced in WordPress 5.0.
Feature - Gutenberg editor styles.
Tweak - Remove legacy Jetpack logo feature.
Tweak - Move all WooCommerce related code inside of the `inc/woocommerce` directory.
Fix - Allow zooming and scaling for improved accessibility.
Fix - Multiple code standards improvements.

You can download Storefront now from your dashboard or from WordPress.org.

I found a bug

If you find a bug then as always, please be sure to report it on GitHub. If you have any other problems with Storefront please post on the WordPress.org support forum, or contact us if you’re a WooCommerce customer.