As a CMS platform is the most widely used in the world, WordPress is always updating its version on a regular basis, ranging from the addition of features to the improvement on the security side.
Here are some of the latest features in WordPress 4.7 version:
Twenty Seventeen – A New Default Theme
There is a significant change from the default WordPress theme. It has become the habit of the WordPress default theme to launch each year. With the name of the theme that likened the release year. And the new theme for 2017 is Twenty Seventeen theme.
Seen from the design of the theme itself, the new look is more leads to business website rather than to the blog. Although like that, this theme is still suitable for use as a web blog.
The dominance of full screen photo / video and text is the main point of this header theme. A theme that is responsive, making it look gorgeous in all fixed devices.
Video Header Support in WordPress 4.7.
WordPress 4.7 has also been supporting templates with the default video header feature. Live Search only themes for free or paid, which already supports video header. WordPress users can upload their own video, or video can be embedded from YouTube.
But for recommendations, It’s better to use the embed videos from YouTube. Because if it’s directly taken video from hosting then it will weigh the server side. To access the website then also has to first download the video.
Starter Content Support for Themes.
Some premium WordPress themes got starter content when purchasing the theme. Its uses to fill the website with dummy content, which can then be edited as you wish.
Well, in WordPress 4.7 features is also embedded in the Twenty Seventeen theme. So automatically if WordPress installed, then the dummy content will be directly filled in on the website. This starter WordPress content accessible in the menu customizer theme on WordPress admin panel.
PDF Previews in WordPress 4.7.
WordPress 2.9 can display thumbnails from PDF files were uploaded in the media library. Previously, when PDF files are added into WordPress, that file will only display the icon document. WordPress users should add a special plugin to bring up a preview of the PDF file.
This feature will save the picture of the first page of the PDF file when uploaded. Then the image will be saved in several sizes and will be featured in the media library, media uploads popup, and on the attachment page.
Edit Shortcuts in Customizer Preview.
WordPress 4.7 also brings “Edit Shortcut” on the customiser preview. The button in the form of rounded blue edit icon located on the editable content on the theme while in the live preview
This feature will be very helpful WordPress users to edit content quickly with just a click on the element that you want to edit. Do not be surprised also if this feature does not appear in any themes that you install. Because of this new feature is also still support some of the default WordPress theme.
Add Custom CSS in Live Preview.
Sometimes there is a desire to add CSS in WordPress website installed. If the user previously had to add custom CSS or CSS template child theme. On new WordPress 4.7 features that allow the user to add the CSS directly using the Customizer and showing the changes directly.
Admin Language Control.
WordPress 4.7 allow users to switch languages on admin page directly from the user’s profile. Previously the user must install the desired language prior to replacing them.
Editor Improvements in WordPress 4.7.
Paragraphs and headings section now appear at the top of menu editor. Underline button is removed, and then the strikethrough and horizontal lines were moved into the sink bar section.
Now it is time to try out the latest version of WordPress. But, do not forget to backup your WordPress first.
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