Wordpress 4.9: It’s Time to Meet the Next Candidate

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WordPress 4.9-Features


Wondering what’s coming in WordPress? WordPress 4.9 is scheduled to be released on November 14, i.e. today. Though a beta version is already out that gives an overview of all the upcoming features in the final edition. Here’s all you need to know about the latest version.

We all know that WordPress is one of the most popular content management system available in the market. Much like other versions, the new version is created to enhance user experience. Apart from this, down below I would like to showcase some of the main features in the form of points.

Key Features Of WordPress 4.9

Drafting and Scheduling has improved- With the release of WordPress 4.9, drafting and scheduling has been updated within the Customizer. As a result, users will be able to view the changes within the theme that has not been saved by them. Changes that are still pending in the customizer will automatically get loaded when a user logs in his WordPress admin the next time. Hence, the process has become a lot more easy and smooth.

New gallery widget- I have come across numerous WordPress developers who find it extremely tedious to add images to a WordPress website. However, with the 4.9 version, this will not be the case. Yes, the new version comes with an improved option that enables adding images via the gallery widget. Also, the widget has made it quite easy to add edit and delete images.

Embed Media to Text Widgets- Up till now, developers required to write the HTML code for adding media in particular text widget. The latest version of WordPress suggests that there is no need to follow the same process. To make things simpler, it offers an “Add Media” button located on the top of the text widget. This will enable you to easily add images, videos, and audios with the click of a button.

Ease in Creating Menus- One of the most common issues faced by the users in WordPress 4.8 is creating the menu. Now when a user himself forgets to specify a menu location on selecting the “Add a Menu” option, the menu never shows up on the site. With the new version, create new menu will be prompted for the menu and the name locations at the same place. Also, you can add pages to the new menu and change the menu location. This new feature is a great addition as it addresses a common problem.

Customizer Has a Preview Link- The Share Preview Link option in WordPress 4.9 enables you to share the preview with the other people. It means the people whom you share the preview with will not face the need to be logged in for viewing it.

New Global Notification Area-Till now there used to be no success or failure messages which are generated by WordPress whether a save is committed or not. There is an indication that can be made by disabling the save and publish buttons. Unfortunately, the earlier versions did not have a dedicated location for the notifications.

Author bio : Rakesh Patel is Marketing Manager at eTatvaSoft - web, ecommerce & mobile app development company in India. He writes about Technology Trends, Leadership and many more things about IT services and enabled people to learn about new technologies through his online contribution.

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