The latest update to WordPress, 4.6 otherwise known as Pepper has just been launched! It is the second major update for this year packed with more exciting features, enhancements and easy fixes for bugs. When you try these new features, you’ll surely love wordpress even more!
Here’s a fun fact, the name Pepper was coined in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. If you want to find out more about this exciting update, here are the features of this latest WordPress version you should try for yourself.
- Streamlined Updates
One of the best things about this update is, you can stay on the page while making website updates like installing or even deleting your themes and plugins. This makes updating themes and plugins faster, more convenient and fun.
It is also good to know that this time, you’ll no longer be forced to navigate away from the page while making all these updates. Another exciting feature is that the search screen for plugins is now powered by Ajax.
- Native Fonts
As soon as you’ll update your website to wordpress 4.6, you’ll immediately notice that WordPress has now switched from just using Open Sans as a default font to more native fonts, improving mobile device performance as well as promoting faster loading.
- Editors Improvements
The latest version of wordpress also offers cool improvements to the edit screen as it now has the Inline Link Checker, which automatically checks links to ensure they are correct, and it also offers accurate Content Recovery. This automatically saves your content to the browser as you type. This is really great as this means lesser chances of accidentally losing any content, and allows users to easily restore posts.
- Under-The-Hood Improvements
There are also updates on areas which are not very visible but are still observable such as the resource hints, robust requests, WP_Term_Query and WP_Post_Type, Meta Registration API and more.
All these updates are intended to make your website more functional and user-friendly resulting in giving your customers the feeling of being truly taken care of, making your business more appealing. WordPress is indeed an excellent Content Management System that is continuously being updated for the betterment of your website, contributing to the higher chances of making a conversion; so, expect for more awesome updates to come!
For more information about these updates, check out this website http://venturebeat.com/2016/08/16/wordpress-4-6-arrives-with-streamlined-updates-native-fonts-and-editor-improvements/.