WordPress 4.7 Released

WordPress 4.7 has been released.  Code named “Vaughn” for the legendary Jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, WordPress 4.7 introduces a number of new features and the new 2017 theme.

What’s new?

  • 2017 Theme: Twenty Seventeen focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. Personalize it with widgets, navigation, social menus, a logo, custom colors, and more. Our default theme for 2017 works great in many languages, on any device, and for a wide range of users.
  • Edit Shortcuts: Visible icons appear to show you which parts of your site can be customized while live previewing. Click on a shortcut and get straight to editing. Paired with starter content, getting started with customizing your site is faster than ever.
  • Video Headers: Sometimes a big atmospheric video as a moving header image is just what you need to showcase your wares; go ahead and try it out with Twenty Seventeen. Need some video inspiration? Try searching for sites with video headers available for download and use.
  • Smoother Menu Building: Many menus for sites contain links to the pages of your site, but what happens when you don’t have any pages yet? Now you can add new pages while building menus instead of leaving the customizer and abandoning your changes. Once you’ve published your customizations, you’ll have new pages ready for you to fill with content.
  • Custom CSS: Sometimes you just need a few visual tweaks to make your site perfect. WordPress 4.7 allows you to add custom CSS and instantly see how your changes affect your site. The live preview allows you to work quickly without page refreshes slowing you down.
  • PDF Thumbnail Previews: Managing your document collection is easier with WordPress 4.7. Uploading PDFs will generate thumbnail images so you can more easily distinguish between all your documents.
  • Dashboard In Your Language: Just because your site is in one language doesn’t mean that everybody helping manage it prefers that language for their admin. Add more languages to your site and a user language option will show up in your user’s profiles.
  • And more developer goodies
    • Post Type Templates
    • More Theme API Goodies
    • Custom Bulk Actions
    • WP_Hook
    • Setting Registration API
    • Custom Changesets