Continuing the trend, WordPress has released yet another update on 8th of June, 2017. The new update was named after famous american jazz pianist ” William John “Bill” Evans ” and has many new updates to help developers as well as non technical persons. Lets talk a bit about the latest wordpress update that’s been released only a day back.
WordPress 4.8 came with lot of possibilities and updates and as quoted by WordPress ” it adds more ways for you to express yourself and represent your brand”.
The new features, that have been added in the latest wordpress update are link improvements, three new media widgets covering images, audio, and video, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news section in your dashboard which brings in nearby and upcoming WordPress events.
It was really tough for a normal human being(those have zero technical knowledge) to add images to the sidebar of blogs or to the website’s footer and for that you need to customize your theme code to add an extra space for the image.
Sometimes, fitting an image at some place unnecessarily forces your code to break apart which results in an unstructured website.
So, to sort that problem out, WordPress has rolled out an image widget that can help you insert your image right within the widget settings.
Wow! I always wanted it so easy. Welcome your user’s with an amazing infographical video that may contain some statistical information of your products or services. It’s the best way to humanize the branding of your website.
Just like video widget and image widget, audio widget is also newly introduced to the latest wordpress update. It simplifies the issue of adding an audio directly to your website without even writing or editing a single piece of code.
To add audio to your website, simply drag and drop audio widget from your widgets section to the active widgets area and upload the music file to the widget. It’s that simple. Just few clicks and your audio is ready to shower music on your users.
This feature deserves a parade down the center of town! Rich-text editing capabilities are now native for Text widgets. Add a widget anywhere and format away. Create lists, add emphasis, and quickly and easily insert links. Have fun with your newfound formatting powers, and watch what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.
It happened with me a lot, whenever I try updating a link or some text around it, it mixes up. Sometimes, adding new text after the link ends up being a part of the link itself. Another scenario, where you try edit the text of the link, but the text ends up outside of it. I know this is really frustrating as I have gone through it a lot of times.
But now, thanks to Link Boundaries, links will remain in their boundaries and will not try to gel up with the new content every now and then.
Did you know that WordPress has a thriving offline community with groups meeting regularly in more than 400 cities around the world? WordPress now draws your attention to the events that help you continue improving your WordPress skills, meet friends, and, of course, publish!
This is quickly becoming one of our favorite features. While you are in the dashboard (because you’re running updates and writing posts, right?) all upcoming WordCamps and official WordPress Meetups — local to you — will be displayed.
Being part of the community can help you improve your WordPress skills and network with people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. Now you can easily find your local events just by logging in to your dashboard and looking at the new Events and News dashboard widget.
There’s so much new in the latest WordPress update “Bill Evans” and the released version is WordPress 4.8.
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