Released in 2017, it’s improvements in features and functionality ensure easy use, better control and efficient editing for the developers.
The amazing features of the WordPress 4.9 help reducing the workload and make the coding, editing and publishing simpler and quicker.
This feature is in continuation of WordPress 4.8. Widgets were introduced with images, videos and audios displayed from the Media Library. It saved the user from the custom post or any extra uploading. Now you can add the gallery in widgets in the new WordPress 4.9 that has great functionality.
Embed support also allows the user to embed videos from any site. The user can now embed TED, Facebook live streams and others.
Add media in a text widget:
The good news is you do not need to write the code for adding the image in a text widget. The latest version of 4.9 has solved the problem by including the ‘add button’ in the text widget.
The user is able to select or upload any image inside the text widget.
Improvements in customizer:
Thousands of WordPress themes provide an excellent opportunity for the developers to choose what they want. These innumerable themes and plugins and customization feature permits the creation of unique and highly specific websites.
This version has brought amazing improvements in the customizer. The latest themes can be directly installed through the Customizer. Live preview button permits to load the themes in the customizer.
For a better preview, the user can see all the installed themes.
Code error highlighter:
Who knows it better than a coder that what is meant to miss few characters during coding? Well, it makes the whole coding process more hectic and time-consuming.
The code error highlighter has come as a blessing which indicates the error and gives the hint about what is missing, an element, a faulty syntax or any incomplete function.
For the ones who are pro at coding, this option can be disabled from the profile page.
HTML and CSS codes can be added in the theme editor, custom HTML widget and custom CSS panel. Shortcodes can be included to sidebar text widgets.
Save and change the schedule:
This allows you to have more control regarding the saving, scheduling and publishing the content. It saves from unnecessary clicks from one area to another. The preview of the changes can also be shared and the method is simple. Copy and send the URL to anyone and that person can see the modification without logging in.
The theme changes can be scheduled for later publishing easily on the WordPress 4.9.
Have you used the WordPress 4.9? Does it succeed in delivering the same functional controls to the user as predicted? Share your experiences with us.
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