Hey Guys. Great news. WordPress 4.3, titled Billie (after Billie Holiday) was released this week. Wordpress 4.3 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the ‘highlights’ and video from the Codex page:
Menus in the Customizer
Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it.
Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and number signs to make a heading. No more breaking your flow; your text looks great with a
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Site icons represent your site in browser tabs, bookmark menus, and on the home screen of mobile devices. Add your unique site icon in the customizer; it will even stay in place when you switch themes. Make your whole site reflect your brand.
Keep your site more secure with WordPress’ improved approach to passwords. Instead of receiving passwords via email, you’ll get a password reset link. When you add new users to your site or edit a user profile, WordPress will automatically generate a secure password.
As I was writing this posts I noticed that links are a lot easier to edit, which is key for editing and creating posts and pages!
A smoother admin experience
Refinements to the list view across the admin make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
Comments turned off on pages
All new pages that you create will have comments turned off. Keep discussions to your blog, right where they’re supposed to happen.
Customize your site quickly
Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.
- A smoother admin experience – Refinements to the list view across the admin make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
- Comments turned off on pages – All new pages that you create will have comments turned off. Keep discussions to your blog, right where they’re supposed to happen.
- Customize your site quickly – Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.
Under The Hood
- Taxonomy Roadmap – Terms shared across multiple taxonomies are now split into separate terms.
- Template Hierarchy – Added
singular.phpas a fallback for
WP_List_Table -List tables can and should designate a primary column.
What It Means For You
As per usual, if you’re currently a client of I Heart Blank, LLC then we will be (over the next weeks) updating your site for you!