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 4.6

WordPress version 4.6New WP Version: WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

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

WordPress 4.6 - Pepper

(WordPress version 4.6 – Pepper)

WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

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

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

Streamlined Updates

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 v. 4.6 - Native Fonts

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Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker

Editor Improvements - Inline Link Checker

(Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker)

v. 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. …

Editor Improvements - Inline Link Checker

(Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker)

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

Editor Improvements – Content Recovery

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(WordPress v. 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 …

WordPress 4.6 - Editor Improvements - Content Recovery

(WordPress 4.6 – Editor Improvements – Content Recovery)

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

Watch the video below to learn more about the new features of 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 the improvements and enhancements listed above, version 4.6 also includes a number of other “Under the Hood” enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important WP Update Tips

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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 “WordPress 4.6 issues” or “WordPress version 4.6 Pepper 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 4.6 - Important Update Tips

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Author: Martin Aranovitch

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