v3.12 Release Notes
email@example.com release (August 2021 #2)
Key highlights of this release:
- Ramping up support for webpack caching in development - opt-in 20% of users
- Improvements to
gatsby-source-shopify- Add compat for breaking change in Shopify’s API
- Improvements to
gatsby-source-wordpress- Support for generating WebP images in HTML fields
Also check out notable bugfixes.
Bleeding Edge: Want to try new features as soon as possible? Install
gatsby@next and let us know
if you have any issues.
We added caching support for webpack in development in 3.10 and it’s gotten a fair bit of usage since then.
With this release we opt-in 20% of users for a final test before the full release.
gatsby-source-shopify plugin received mulitple bug fixes and improvements in this release. If you use Sales Channels you might have gotten wrong results in the past. The filter for it was fixed in PR #32674. With PR #32710 the plugin will also only query location fields when you activate locations since it requires additional permissions. If you’re using Gatsby Cloud production builds will now be prioritized over content previews and branch previews (via PR #32144).
Shopify recently deprecated the
valueType field on metafields. We’ve updated the API version to
2021-07, added the new
type field and aliased the old
valueType to this new field. So the breaking change is backwards compatible, see PR #32774 for all details.
gatsby-source-wordpress received some fixes and foundational work for future improvements. A bug was fixed for Gatsby Preview when e.g. you use the
duplicate-post plugin in WordPress (via PR #32488). The PR #32679 fixed the issue that a low
perPage option could prevent some
MediaItem nodes from being fetched.
You can set the
html.generateWebpImages option now to
true to generate WebP images for images in HTML fields. While this will increase the time it takes to generate images it can improve your performance scores since all major browsers support WebP now.
- Dependency Updates: The Renovate bot updated a bunch of dependencies (see full changelog for more details), most notably:
eslint(7.28.0 to 7.32.0),
styletron-react(5.2.7 to 6.0.1)
gatsby-plugin-sitemap: Add warning that old
excludeoption is obsolete, via PR #32509
gatsby: Worker support for
gatsby develop, via PR #32432
gatsby-source-contentful: base64 previews now reflect all query options, via PR #32709
gatsby-remark-image-contentful: Show useful error message for files that can not be rendered as image, via PR #32530
gatsby: Speed up “Writing page-data” step by ~10%, via PR #32763
A big Thank You to our community who contributed to this release 💜