After long wait, WordPress 4.8 finally arrived last week with a ton of fresh and updated features. From our point of view, this version has highlighted the the rising trend of media & communication websites. It adds some helpful features to share your stories with the world, capture our audience’s attention and participate in meaningful WordPress communities.
Let’s take a look at some of our favorite features coming in it
1. Brand New Media Widgets
You could drag and drop an Audio, Video and Image widget like any other widget to your widget area and see how nice they are here. This action really helps to ease the way to add media parts to your websites.
They are now simple tasks that are achievable for any WordPress user without needing to know code. You just simply insert your image, or add any audio, video to the Media Library, go to the widget settings, select your file, and you’re ready for sharing them with your website’s visitors.
Here’s what the new audio, video, and image widgets look like;
Please check the result in the frontend
2. Enhanced Text Widget
In WordPress 4.8, text widget supports basic text formatting options:
- Bullet point
- Link Addition
This is absolutely an useful advantage that users will be greeted with a more familiar way to edit their text widgets.
3. Link Boundaries
From now on wards adding and editing links in the visual editor is more intuitive thanks to link boundaries. Link boundaries provide a visual representation of where a link begins and ends. This helps prevent adding unnecessary text to the beginning or end of a link.
4. Nearby WordPress Events
WordPress 4.8 draws attention to these events by enhancing the News Dashboard widget. The widget will try to automatically guess your location and display WordCamps and official WordPress Meetups that are nearby. It sounds useful for those who want to join the WordPress community to improve their WordPress skills
Our article only shows some typical changes in WordPress 4.8. We hope you find our picks informative.
There are many other bug fix and changes which you can check on WordPress site
Our Upcoming Theme Updates for WordPress 4.8
We´d like to take a moment to announce our planned update for our current theme.
Our themes are now working well with WordPress 4.7. And we aim to keep theme always up to date with the latest version of WordPress
The updates with bugs fixed, new features, and homepages for the WordPress 4.8 will be available this week
Please check our Best Responsive WordPress Themes 2017 and stay tuned for future updates!