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WordPress 4.6 – Pepper

New WordPress Version: WP 4.6

WordPress has just released WordPress v. 4.6, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist legend 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 some of the changes you will find in the new WordPress 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 …

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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 …

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Editor Improvements – Inline Link Checker

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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 correct the link before publishing it to your site. …

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

Editor Improvements – Content Recovery

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Another improvement to the editor made on WordPress 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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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 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 version 4.6 also includes many other “Under the Hood” enhancements and bug-fixes.

Important Update Tips

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

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Note: Some images shown above have been sourced from WordPress’ own release notes.