WordPress, the most popular open source Content Management System, shortly known as CMS, has just released a new version of WordPress called ‘Tipton‘ which is version 4.9. It was named ‘Tipton‘ in honour of a jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton. The previous version of WordPress was 4.8 called as ‘Evans‘ which had three updates released – 4.8.1, 4.8.2 and 4.8.3 .
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Most bloggers, online communities, medium scale companies, and some E-Commerce companies have moved towards WordPress as a solution for their online presence on the web. The WordPress community has grown over the past few years adapting to the various new technologies the internet has to offer; this was possible because of the WordPress developers community all around the world.
What’s new in WordPress 4.9:
Customizer Workflow Improved
- You can now play around with your site’s design and schedule the design changes to go live.
- Design preview link to share before going live.
- Lock feature to save your work from getting overridden by someone else.
- Prompt to save any unsaved changes.
- Find coding errors easily and fix them early.
- WordPress 4.9 warns you when you try to save work that has any error.
- Warning when you edit themes or plugins directly, save drafts and test changes before updating the file.
- The new gallery widget – great time to show off your gallery to your users without plugin overheads.
- Ever wanted to add media along with the text to your widget? Now you can do that with the Add Media button.
Site Building Improvements
- Persistent menu and widget placement while theme switching.
- Find and preview the theme with new customizer, before applying it to your website.
- New menu creation process.
- Customizer JS has been improved and here are the following changes that were made:
- Elimination of repeated ID when adding constructs
- Flattened constructor parameters
- Default parameters
- Passing settings when instantiating controls
- Control templates
- Date/Time control
- New utility methods
- Updates to changeset update requests
- Discontinued customize loader in core
- Outer sections
- Notification improvements
- The CodeMirror for syntax highlighting, error checking, and validation when creating a new code or editing the existing one.
- MediaElement.js was upgraded to 4.2.6.
- Role and capabilities improvements mostly for multi sites.
We hope that you would like the improvements that were made in the WordPress 4.9 version, because we at Read Scoops certainly do. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to drop a comment below.
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