Loving WordPress 4.8 update

 

This is such a great update because it will now be so much easier for people to add text, photos and video to their widget areas, sidebars and footers.

WordPress call it “An Update with You in Mind” and it certainly is.

Here are the highlights

The new WordPress widgets

Image Widget

Adding an image to a widget is now a simple task that is achievable for any WordPress user without needing to know code. Simply insert your image right within the widget settings. Try adding something like a headshot or a photo of your latest weekend adventure — and see it appear automatically.

Video Widget

A welcome video is a great way to humanise the branding of your website. You can now add any video from the Media Library to a sidebar on your site with the new Video widget. Use this to showcase a welcome video to introduce visitors to your site or promote your latest and greatest content.

Audio Widget

Are you a podcaster, musician, or avid blogger? Adding a widget with your audio file has never been easier. Upload your audio file to the Media Library, go to the widget settings, select your file, and you’re ready for listeners. This would be an easy way to add a more personal welcome message, too!

Rich Text Widget

This feature deserves a parade down the centre of town! Rich-text editing capabilities are now native for Text widgets. Add a widget anywhere and format away. Create lists, add emphasis, and quickly and easily insert links. Have fun with your newfound formatting powers, and watch what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.

Link Boundaries

Have you ever tried updating a link, or the text around a link, and found you can’t seem to edit it correctly? When you edit the text after the link, your new text also ends up linked. Or you edit the text in the link, but your text ends up outside of it. This can be frustrating! With link boundaries, a great new feature, the process is streamlined and your links will work well. You’ll be happier. We promise.

These are great updates built by hundreds of contributors from the WordPress community all over the world.

Nearby WordPress Events

WordPress has a thriving offline community with groups meeting regularly in more than 400 cities around the world. WordPress now draws your attention to the events that help you continue improving your WordPress skills, meet friends, and, of course, publish!

Source – WordPress 4.8 “Evans”

WordPress 4.8 “Evans”


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