WordPress is one of the pioneer in content management systems which is free to use and an open platform. Many people use wordpress for their blogs including me. Technary is proudly using WordPress and its latest version for your service. WordPress keeps on evolving and releases their latest versions. This time they have released the WordPress 4.7 Vaughan. Yes they have named this version in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah(Sassy) Vaughan. This is the latest version of wordpress. If you are a wordpress user then you would be able to see a notification on your dashboard to update your wordpress to the latest WordPress 4.7 Vaughan.
This time they have released the WordPress 4.7 Vaughan. Yes they have named this version in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah(Sassy) Vaughan. This is the latest version of wordpress. If you are a wordpress user then you would be able to see a notification on your dashboard to update your wordpress to the latest WordPress 4.7 Vaughan.
WordPress 4.7 Vaughan Features
Brand New Twenty Seventeen Theme
If you are using free themes for your blog then you must check out the latest theme released by WordPress. This is the Twenty Seventeen Theme. This theme focusses on business websites and is highly customizable with various options. You as a user can personalize it using logo, navigation, social icons, widgets, custom colors, etc. This is a theme which I can say one of the best suited for business, free theme from wordpress themselves. This theme supports various languages and can be flexible on any device for a range of users.
Theme Starter Content
Customizing your theme on wordpress gets more simple. With Live preview on the right hand side, it will show you what changes you make, You can tweak in a lot of settings and customize according to your requirement. You can drag and drop widgets more easily. Changing of fonts, colors according to the need is possible with ease.
Editing of Shortcuts
The user can now see which of the parts of the site can be customized when they see the visible icons. If you click on it you can straight away edit that particular part. This is a simpler process than the previous versions.
Video Headers in Twenty Seventeen Theme
You can easily put in a video in your header to showcase which can be shown as moving header image. This will help you to get the website loaded faster and also showcase some attractive content and grab your visitor’s attention.
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Menu Building Process
You must be knowing of how to create Menus. You can also link them to a particular link or to a page. You can create a page from there itself. No need to go back and forth. So they have taken care of the User Experience aspect for sure.
Custom CSS Live Preview
You can add custom CSS in your wordpress. If you are a geek and want to put in your own CSS, you can do that too. In the previous version you used to make the changes and refresh the page. But now when you make changes in the Custom CSS you can see the live changes directly on your screen. So you know if you are going right according to you while making the changes and if you go wrong you can immediately rectify the mistakes. This is a developer friendly indeed.
I just have one query to the WordPress Developers or who are WordPress Experts. I cannot see any button of “Justify” while writing the post. So there is no such icon of “Justify” indentation. I am not able to do justify indentation my content. I am using MAC OS, tried the shortcut key(Comand+J) after selecting desired content still not happening. Kindly share the solution if you know. Because it happened when I updated to this latest release the Justify icon is gone.
Now showcase PDF Thumbnail Previews when uploaded
This is a great aspect which I liked in this latest version of WordPress. Here you can upload the PDF in your wordpress in an article and it will show a thumbnail preview of the PDF as well. It will be distinguishable as it will show some details of the PDF including an image thumbnail.
Addition of languages in your Dashboard
Well this is certainly improving the Global aspect of working together in a particular wordpress website. If you are familiar with English then you can set it to English for yourself. But if any of your wordpress User is not familiar with your language, you can setup a language which is more friendly to him/her. By doing this the complete dashboard will be converted into the desired language for that particular user. You as an admin can set a particular language for a particular user. So language barrier is removed and there is more collaboration and openness in working together.
REST API Endpoints
There is something in for the developers in this new release. WordPress 4.7 has released the REST API Endpoints. So these content endpoints provide machine readable external access to the WordPress site. There are some innovative things with which a wordpress site can be interactive, it may be themes, plugins, widgets, apps, etc.
Post Type Template
The developer can play more inside the post functionality and can enjoy more flexibility.
New Theme API Goodies
There are new hooks, behaviors and functions in the latest WordPress.
Custom Bulk Actions
The user is able to make bulk actions in List Tables. It is more easier to do the bulk delete and edit in WordPress.
This is a code which is below the filters and actions. This has fixed bugs.
Registration API Settings
A function register_setting() is made better which includes the description, type and REST API visibility.
These help in the autosaving of drafts more efficiently. The starter content of the theme is also an exciting feature which is enhanced in this release.
If you are existing user of WordPress then you will be able to update to the latest release by clicking on “Update Now”. If you have never used WordPress then start using it now for your Blog. Interesting world inside it. Highly customizable and has a strong community.