Adding Drop Shadows to Blocks

Drop Shadow in WordPress 6.5

Drop shadow support was enabled for theme developers in WordPress 6.2. This capability has been added to the Block Editor UI in WordPress 6.5. This will make this capability available to a much wider group without requiring custom CSS or theme.json changes. This initial release of the Drop Shadow UI features is limited to the Image, Button, Column, and Columns blocks. There are five preset options available.

Theme developers can add or remove preset options with theme.json. Custom blocks can also add shadow support. Additional capabilities are being discussed including supporting featured images, extending support to more block types, and adding more sophisticated setting options.

You can read a more detailed overview of this new feature on the WordPress Developers Blog.

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