WordPress 4.7 Vaughan – New WP Version Released

WordPress has just released v.4.7, named “Vaughan” as a tribute to jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan. Learn about the new WordPress v.4.7 changes here.

WP 4.7WP Update: WP Version 4.7 – Vaughan

WordPress has just released WP v. 4.7, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocal artist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan.

WordPress v. 4.7 - Vaughan

WP 4.7 Vaughan, released on December 6, 2016 is all about helping you get your site set up the way you want it.

Here are just a few of the changes you will see in the new version:

Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme

Coinciding with the release of version 4.7 is a new WordPress Theme called Twenty Seventeen …

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(WordPress 4.7 – Twenty Seventeen Theme)

The Twenty Seventeen WordPress theme has been built from the ground up for businesses. The theme includes large images with sleek design throughout, making it ideal for both small and large business  …

WordPress Twenty Seventeen Theme

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

WordPress 4.7 also adds new features to the customizer that take you through the initial setup of a theme with non-destructive live previews of all your changes and allows you to work uninterrupted …

Theme Starter Content

Starter content helps you visualize how you would like your site to appear before customizing it to suit your needs  …

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(WP v. 4.7 – Theme Starter Content)

Individual themes can provide starter content that appears when you go to customize your brand new site. Starter content can range from placing a business information widget on your site, to providing a sample menu with social icon links, to a static front page with beautiful images. Nothing will display on your live site until you’re ready to save and publish your initial theme setup …

Theme Starter Content

(WP 4.7 – Twenty Seventeen WordPress Theme)

Visual Edit Shortcuts

WordPress version 4.7 also adds new visual edit shortcuts that show you what aspects of your site or blog can be changed. Clicking on a shortcut lets you go straight to editing …

Visual Edit Shortcuts

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Video Headers

v. 4.7 also lets you enhance your site visually by adding video headers to create a dynamic effect …

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Additional WP 4.7 Release Notes

Here are some other changes you will see when you next log into your WordPress admin area after updating to version 4.7:

Smoother Menu Building

You can now add new pages to your menu that you have not previously created. This allows you to build your site’s navigational structure without losing focus, or having to interrupt your work by exiting the ‘Menu’ screen and going to the ‘Pages’ section to create a new page …

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(WordPress v. 4.7 – Smoother Menu Building)

Custom CSS

A new ‘CSS panel’ has been added to the Theme Customizer area, giving you further theme customization control. If you know how to work with CSS, you can make style changes to your theme and preview your changes in real-time …

Custom CSS

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PDF Thumbnail Previews

Uploading PDFs to WordPress will generate thumbnail images so you can distinguish more easily between your documents. …

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(WordPress v. 4.7 – PDF Thumbnail Previews)

Dashboard In Your Language

If your site is managed by multiple users living in different countries who speak different languages, you can now add more languages to your site and a user language option will show up in your users’ profiles, allowing each user to work on your site in the language of their choice …

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Underline And Justify Buttons Removed From The Editor In WordPress 4.7

The WordPress development team has removed the Underline and Justify buttons from the visual editor in version 4.7, as it was felt that underlining text can confuse readers who may interpret it as a hyperlink and the justify button was removed because most web browsers that render CSS and HTML lack sophisticated page layout functions to adjust the gaps left in words by justification and can make text less readable.

Underline And Justify Buttons Removed From The Editor In WordPress 4.7

(Underline And Justify Buttons Removed From The Editor In WordPress 4.7)

Important

Although the buttons have been removed from the toolbar, you can still use the keyboard shortcuts for both buttons.

WP REST API

This allows developers to build new and innovative methods of interacting with WordPress sites and add new and exciting features that will integrate with external sites and applications using plugins, themes, apps, and more …

WP REST API

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Additional Enhancement & Bug-Fixes

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, WordPress 4.7 also includes a number of other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Watch the official release video for WordPress 4.7 below …

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Important WordPress Update Tips

WP 4.7 - Update

We recommend doing the following before upgrading to any new version of WordPress:

  • Perform a complete backup of all your WordPress files and database.
  • Search online for any problems or issues that other WordPress users may be experiencing with the new version. This includes incompatibilities and conflicts with plugins, themes, and other issues (search Google for “WP version 4.7 problems” or “WP v.4.7 Vaughan bugs”, then go through some of the results to see what kind of issues and errors users are experiencing).
  • Once you have done the above, then upgrade to the new version as soon as possible to ensure that your site remains protected against any security vulnerabilities found in previous versions.

WordPress version 4.7 - Important Update Tips

Important

If you don’t want to perform your own backups, then consider using professional support services, or use WordPress backup plugins.

help Learn about a great WordPress backup plugin that we recommend using to automate file and data backups here:

redarrow Back Up, Copy And Protect Your WordPress Website With Backup Creator Plugin For WP

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WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

WordPress has just released version 4.6, named “Pepper” in honor of legendary jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. Learn about the new WordPress v. 4.6 updates here.

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WordPress 4.6WordPress Update: WordPress Version 4.6

WordPress has just released WP v. 4.6, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz musician Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III.

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WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

WordPress v. 4.6 Pepper, released on August 16, 2016 is all about improving WordPress performance and making administrative tasks faster.

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in the new version:

Streamlined Updates

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Coinciding with the release of version 4.6 is a new and faster workflow to help you install, add and activate themes, update WordPress plugins, or navigate the WordPress dashboard on your site. Everything happens on the same screen, so you will not lose your place when updating WordPress software, plugins, or themes …

Streamlined Updates

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Native Fonts

Native Fonts

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Your WordPress dashboard now uses the same native fonts as your operating system, which allows pages to load faster and improves overall performance …

WP version 4.6 - Native Fonts

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Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker

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(WordPress 4.6 – Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker)

WordPress 4.6 now automatically checks when you add hyperlinks to detect broken links. If you add a broken link, WordPress will let you know, allowing you to fix your link before publishing it to your site. …

Editor Improvements - Inline Link Checker

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help To learn more about adding links to content in WordPress, see the tutorial below:

redarrow How To Use The WordPress Internal Linking Tool

Editor Improvements – Content Recovery

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(WordPress version 4.6 – Editor Improvements – Content Recovery)

Another improvement to the editor made on version 4.6 is content recovery. If you lose your internet connection while writing, your drafts are saved locally to your browser. When you return to edit, WordPress notifies you if there is a more recent draft, allowing you to restore the most recent version of your content …

Editor Improvements - Content Recovery

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help To learn more about the WordPress autosave feature, see the tutorial below:

redarrow How To Use WordPress Autosave And Restore Post Revisions

Watch the video below to learn more about the new features of WordPress 4.6 …

WordPress v. 4.6 – Additional Enhancements

Translations On Demand

If you use language translation on your WordPress site, WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from WordPress.org’s community of translators.

Under The Hood Improvements

In addition to all of the above, WordPress v. 4.6 also includes a number of other “Under the Hood” enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WordPress v. 4.6 - Update

We recommend doing the following before upgrading to any new version of WordPress:

  • Perform a complete backup of all your WordPress files and database.
  • Search online for any problems or issues that other WordPress users may be experiencing with the new version. This includes incompatibilities and conflicts with plugins, themes, and other issues (search online for “WordPress 4.6 Pepper problems” or “WordPress v.4.6 Pepper bugs”, then go through some of the results to see what kind of issues and errors users are experiencing).
  • Once you have done the above, then upgrade to the new version as soon as possible to ensure that your site remains protected against any security vulnerabilities found in previous versions.

WordPress version 4.6 - Important WP Update Tips

Need Help With WordPress?

Find professional WordPress service providers at WPServiceFinder.com

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WordPress Releases Version 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” as a tribute to legendary jazz music artist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress changes here.

WordPress Releases New Version: WordPress Version 4.5

WordPress has just announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz saxophonist Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WordPress version 4.5 improvements below.

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WP version 4.5New WP Version: WordPress 4.5 – Coleman

WordPress has just released WordPress v. 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz artist Coleman Hawkins.

WP 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress version 4.5, released on April 12, 2016 is all about streamlining your workflow.

Here are just a few of the changes you will find in WordPress 4.5:

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WP 4.5 is an improved linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

Inline Linking

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This tool lets you add external and internal links to your content with less distraction …

Inline Linking

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Formatting Shortcuts

Prior to the release of version 4.5, WordPress introduced formatting shortcuts for lists and headings. In WordPress 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

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Add 3 horizontal dashes to insert a horizontal line and enclose your text in backticks to turn your highlighted text into <code> …

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The formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code are shown below …

WP 4.5 - Formatting Shortcuts

(WP 4.5 – Inline Linking)

Responsive Previews

From WordPress 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

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You can preview mobile, desktop, and tablet views directly in the customizer …

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Custom Logos

version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

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This feature is also accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

Upload Logos

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Additional WordPress Version 4.5 Release Notes

v. 4.5 also includes various additional ‘under the hood’ improvements, such as:

  • Smart Image Resizing
  • Selective Refresh
  • Script Loader Improvements
  • Better Embed Templates
  • JavaScript Library Updates

WP v. 4.5 – Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

In addition to the improvements and enhancements listed above, v. 4.5 also includes many other enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WordPress v. 4.5 - Update

We recommend doing the following before upgrading to any new version of WordPress:

  • Perform a complete backup of all your WordPress files and database.
  • Search online for any problems or issues that other WordPress users may be experiencing with the new version. This includes incompatibilities and conflicts with plugins, themes, and other issues (search Google for something like “WP 4.5 Coleman problems” or “WP 4.5 Coleman bugs”, then go through some of the results to see what kind of issues and errors users are experiencing).
  • Once you have done the above, then upgrade to the new version as soon as possible to ensure that your site remains protected against any security vulnerabilities found in previous versions.

WP v. 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

Need WordPress Help?

Find professional WordPress service providers at WPServiceFinder.com

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