It has been more than 48 hours. The latest version of WordPress i.e. WordPress 4.7 has been launched. It has incorporated both improvements and bug fixes.
In totality, 500 new components have been added by WordPress.The abovementioned version is ready to be used with new, more innovative and unique features – both effectively and efficiently.
It is surprising to mention that 60 million websites designed and built by using WordPress are eager to use WordPress 4.7.
Beginning with the theme, it can be personalized with navigation, widgets, social menus, custom colors, logo and much more than that you would have ever expected.
WordPress 4.7 is mainly focused on Business websites rather than blogs. Moreover, it has been launched with the starter content to aid fresh, innocent and new users – ignorant of technicalities. It begins and commences the website within minutes – leave aside hours. Moreover, it’s typography looks amazing on all the screens. It can be used as blog theme also.
In the past, Many premium WordPress themes facilitated their customers to borrow starter content when they purchased a theme with the objective of instantly setting up a website with dummy content. Later on, this was edited as per user requirements.
Customized Cascading Style Sheets have come in the prominent role. With the new version providing more flexibility, you would get a live view of what the consequent changes would look like before finally implementing it. The previous version was less efficient as it involved refreshing the page over and over again.
Moreover, this version would include appealing aesthetic features. It is more interactive and has more multimedia features – I t includes more graphic and dynamic elements inclusive of animated transitions, video headers and much more that what was unexpected. For Instance, the workflow tools inbuilt in Twenty Seventeen has enabled developers to edit the sites and its contents more easily, frequently and seamlessly.
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Now, themes can automatically or in a robotic way infuse starter content in fresh/emerging websites. The basic prerequisite is that the user would need to visit theme customizer. As a result, starter content would be displayed. However, it is important to keep in mind that the starter content will not be saved unless and until the user saves it by clicking save button.
The other most amazing feature of this latest version is its generation of thumbnail previews for PDF files and subsequently, display it in a media library. However, in the past, users had to employ different PDF plugins for the previews of thumbnails.
So this new mechanism produces an image for the first page of PDF document while uploading. Then, an above-mentioned image is stored in different sizes and displayed in the media library. Finally, media upload pop up and attachment pages.
Your objective can be accomplished by uploading video in MP4 format or by facilitating the link to a YouTube video.
The abovementioned feature will be shown in small blue icons in the theme’s live preview.
This will lend a helping hand to the new users who cannot point and click for editing an item.
This is very useful and smart feature in WordPress 4.7.
WordPress 4.7 facilitates adding customized CSS using the option of Customizer and enables viewing the live preview of the changes made.
Keeping in view this important aspect, the latest WordPress possesses the capability to add new languages to the admin area of a site.
In the latest version, users can now see keyboard shortcuts in tooltips and drop-down menus. Consequently, the paragraph and heading selector menu would appear in the top bar.
The underline button is removed and the strikethrough and horizontal line buttons are then moved to the kitchen sink bar.
Amazing features for Web Developers have also been incorporated. Below mentioned are few of those under the hood improvements.
• Post Type Templates
WordPress has the option of customizing page templates that facilitates theme developers and users to produce different layouts for web pages. This functionality has been incorporated in all post types .
• Locale Switching
If the subject matter of website is shown in the different locale, then the abovementioned latest version would show the toolbar in the language chosen for the content page.
• More Capable and Back End Tweaks
The Recent feature includes thumbnail previews for PDFs. Consequently, PDFs will appear and look just like images and videos in the media library.
• Reachable Alt Text for Images
WordPress 4.7 will leave the alt text field blank if a user does not make any changes to the title or alt text fields while uploading an image.
Other Value-Adding features include
• Full-screen Header Video and images
• Mammoth featured images and
• Elegant mobile-first design