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.

WordPress version 4.6New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

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

WP 4.6 - Pepper

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WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

WordPress version 4.6 Pepper, released on August 16, 2016 focuses on improving WordPress performance and making administrative tasks faster.

Here are just some of the changes you will see in WP 4.6:

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 …

WordPress v. 4.6 - Streamlined Updates

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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 4.6 - Native Fonts

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Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker

Editor Improvements - Inline Link Checker

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version 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 the link before publishing it to your site. …

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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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Another improvement to the editor made on v. 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 …

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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 4.6 – Additional Enhancement And Bug-Fixes

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, v. 4.6 also includes a number of other “Under the Hood” enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

WP 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 something like “WP 4.6 issues” or “WordPress v.4.6 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 version 4.6 - Important Update Tips

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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.

New WordPress Version Available: WP 4.5 Coleman

WordPress recently announced the release of WP 4.5, named “Coleman” in honor of legendary jazz musician Coleman Hawkins. Learn about the new WP 4.5 updates below.

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WordPress 4.5WordPress Update: WP 4.5

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

WordPress 4.5 - Coleman

WordPress version 4.5 Coleman, released on April 12, 2016 focuses on helping you streamline your workflow, whether you’re writing or building your site.

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

Inline Linking

Coinciding with the release of WordPress 4.5 is a new inline linking tool. This provides users with a less distracting interface …

WordPress 4.5 - Inline Linking

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The inline link editor allows you to easily add 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 WP 4.5 you can now also use formatting shortcuts for horizontal lines and code …

Formatting Shortcuts

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

WordPress v. 4.5 : Formatting Shortcuts - Backticks

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

Formatting Shortcuts

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Live Responsive Previews

From WordPress version 4.5, live responsive previews are now available …

Live Responsive Previews

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

Live Responsive Previews

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Custom Logos

WordPress version 4.5 now allows themes to support business logos …

WordPress v. 4.5 - Custom Logos

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The ‘Upload Logo’ feature can also be accessed from the WordPress Theme Customizer …

WordPress Theme Customizer - Upload Logos

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Additional WP 4.5 Release Notes

version 4.5 also includes additional technical improvements, such as:

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

Additional Bug-Fixes And Enhancements

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

Important WP Update Tips

WordPress 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 (just search for “WordPress 4.5 Coleman issues” or “WordPress version 4.5 errors”, 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 version 4.5 - Important WP Update Tips

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Find professional WordPress service providers at WPServiceFinder.com

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WordPress 4.2 Update

WordPress has just announced the release of WordPress 4.2, named “Powell” in honor of legendary jazz musician Bud Powell. Learn about the new WP 4.2 changes here.

WP v. 4.2New WordPress Version: WordPress 4.2 (April 23, 2015)

WordPress has just released WordPress version 4.2, named “Powell” in honor of jazz musician Bud Powell.

Learn about the new WP 4.2 updates, security fixes and software improvements and what to do before updating your WordPress software in this blog post.

WordPress v. 4.2

WordPress 4.2 is all about improving communication and making the sharing of content easier.

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

Share Your Favorite Content With New And Improved Press This

Coinciding with the release of version 4.2 is a new and improved “Press This” tool (Tools > Available Tools) …

WP v. 4.2

Press This is a simple app that lets you share your favorite content (e.g. text, images and videos) from any website and create new posts quite easily.

You can add the app to your mobile desktop or your browser bookmarks menu bar.

WordPress 4.2

When visiting a web site, click on Press This to repost content to your site. You can share the latest news stories making headlines online, YouTube videos, Twitter posts, pictures from Instagram, and more …

WordPress 4.2

After grabbing your content, you can then edit it with Press This before you save or publish it to your site.

Extended Character Support

WP 4.2

With the continued expansion of WordPress worldwide, WP 4.2 now provides extensive native support for characters used in languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean, as well as mathematical and musical symbols, hieroglyphs and emojis …

WP 4.2

Just use your native device keyboard to compose your posts and WordPress does the rest …

WordPress 4.2

Additional WP V. 4.2 Release Notes

Here are some other changes you will see when you next log into your WordPress admin area after updating to WordPress 4.2:

Switch Themes In The Customizer

Now you can browse, switch and customize installed themes from the Theme Customizer …

WP 4.2

This allows you to make sure that the theme looks great and works with your content before going live on your website or blog …

WordPress 4.2

More Embeds

Since the release of v. 4.0, WordPress has been allowing users to embed YouTube videos and Tweets simply by pasting links.

With v. 4.2 WordPress continues to add more embed support for “third-party” content with your website …

WordPress 4.2

You can now paste links from Kickstarter.com and Tumblr.com into your content …

WP version 4.2

Embedding content is as simple as pasting a URL onto its own line in a post.

For a full list of WordPress-supported embeds go here.

Smooth & Simpler Plugin Updates

WordPress has done away with the loading screen when updating plugins and streamlined the plugin updating process …

WP version 4.2

Now, updating your plugins happens with just “one click” without leaving your Plugins screen …

WP 4.2

Additional Enhancements

In addition to all of the above, WordPress 4.2 also includes many other enhancement and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

WP 4.2

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 version 4.2 Powell problems” or “WordPress v.4.2 Powell errors”, 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 version 4.2

Important

Note: Google recently introduced a new change on April 21, 2015 that will affect the search engine ranking of websites that are not mobile-friendly.

You can read the official announcement from Google here: Official Google Webmaster Blog

Also, you can test to see if your website meets Google’s mobile-responsive criteria using Google’s own Mobile Testing Tool

Google Mobile Friendly Tool

Enter the URL of your website into the Mobile-Friendly Test field and click the “Analyze” button to see if your site meets Google’s mobile-friendly criteria …

Google Mobile Testing Tool

If your site is not mobile-friendly, consider switching to WordPress as soon as possible to avoid SEO problems …

Google Mobile Testing Tool

If you’re already using WordPress, then simply switch to a theme that is mobile responsive (most new WordPress themes are).

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