WordPress 4.8 is here! Everything you need to know

WordPress 4.8 is here! Everything you need to know

WordPress 4.8 is here! Everything you need to know

WordPress has released it’s latest major upgrade, WordPress 4.8 “Evans” named in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans. This latest version has some great new features:

Awesome Widget Updates
One of the best new features with this latest update is the cool new widgets that are available. You can now easily add to your website:

Image Widgets
You can now easily display an image in a widget without knowing any code.

Audio Widgets
Upload an audio file to your media library and use this widget to easily share your podcasts on your website.

Video Widgets
Super easy way to share videos on your website. You can either use a video file you have uploaded to your media library or share a hyperlink from a third party video sharing site like YouTube.

Rich Text Widgets
You can now use rich text editing in your text widgets. Yay!

Editing Links in Posts/Pages
In the previous versions, inserting and editing inline hyperlinks in posts and pages could often be difficult. It is now easier to add and edit links with a new capability called Link Boundaries.

WordPress News and Events
For admins, on your dashboard screen the new ‘WordPress News and Events’ dashboard widget will now appear. It displays not only the latest WordPress news but also events that are near your location.

Be sure to update your WordPress website today! It’s important to keep your your website up to date, not only your WordPress version but also any plug-ins and themes you have installed as it’s incredibly important for website security. For more information on WordPress 4.8 you can read more here. Our clients with WordPress websites can rest easy in knowing that part of your hosting package with us includes updates and testing your websites to ensure they’re running the very latest versions. If your interested in moving your website to us, contact us today to see how we can help you.

 

Thanks for reading!

Natalie
Pixel Rains Web Developer