WordPress 4.7


Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, was released a few hours ago for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.  The latest version was released today along with the twentyseventeen theme and is available from the dashboard or for manual installation from www.wordpress.org.

 

New Features:

  • Edit Shortcuts (makes it easier to edit the site with the customizer)
  • Video Headers (Spot built-in to the top of pages for a video)
  • Smoother Menu Building (Ability to create new pages and add them to menus all in the customizer)
  • Custom CSS (A sitewide stylesheet is now available in the customizer)
  • PDF Thumbnail Previews (See a thumbnail representation of any PDFs you have in your media library)
  • Dashboard In Your Language (set a language for your dashboard that is not the same as the rest of the site)
  • REST API Endpoints (Access certain information form your site via asynchronous calls to the rest API to cut down on page loads but still change the information displayed on the current page)