WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

Hey Guys. Great news. WordPress 4.7, titled “Vaughan was released this week. WordPress 4.7 brings a bunch of revamped features. Here are the ‘highlights’ and video from the Codex page:


Here are some highlights from the newest WordPress release:

Twenty Seventeen

A brand new default theme brings your site to life with immersive featured images and video headers.

Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, on any device, and for a wide range of users.

Your Site, Your Way

WordPress 4.7 adds new features to the customizer to help take you through the initial setup of a theme, with non-destructive live previews of all your changes in one uninterrupted workflow.

Edit Shortcuts

Visible icons appear to show you which parts of your site can be customized while live previewing. Click on a shortcut and get straight to editing. Paired with starter content, getting started with customizing your site is faster than ever.

Video Headers

ometimes a big atmospheric video as a moving header image is just what you need to showcase your wares; go ahead and try it out with Twenty Seventeen. Need some video inspiration? Try searching for sites with video headers available for download and use.

Smoother Menu Building

Many menus for sites contain links to the pages of your site, but what happens when you don’t have any pages yet? Now you can add new pages while building menus instead of leaving the customizer and abandoning your changes. Once you’ve published your customizations, you’ll have new pages ready for you to fill with content.

Custom CSS

Sometimes you just need a few visual tweaks to make your site perfect. WordPress 4.7 allows you to add custom CSS and instantly see how your changes affect your site. The live preview allows you to work quickly without page refreshes slowing you down.

PDF Thumbnail Previews

Managing your document collection is easier with WordPress 4.7. Uploading PDFs will generate thumbnail images so you can more easily distinguish between all your documents.

Dashboard in your language

Just because your site is in one language doesn’t mean that everybody helping manage it prefers that language for their admin. Add more languages to your site and a user language option will show up in your user’s profiles.

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!

By | 2017-08-14T22:23:13+00:00 December 6th, 2016|WWW News|Comments Off on WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” Released

About the Author:

Hi! My name is Tom DuHamel and I run I Heart Blank, LLC. I started my own business in 2011 but have been making websites since 2002. Before I Heart Blank, LLC I worked for a local radio station in Hackettstown selling advertising, doing voice-overs and helping local business create compelling advertising and marketing campaigns. When I started I Heart Blank, LLC my goal was to integrate the two things I was most experienced at; marketing and website design.