WordPress is hands-down one of the best Content Management Systems out there, and has recently been updated to WordPress 4.7 ‘Vaughan’ which is named after the American Sass vocalist, Sarah Vaughan.
Every WordPress release comes with a bunch of exciting changes and improvements, including a brand new default theme. After using Twenty Sixteen, Twenty Seventeen certainly feels like an improvement for my blog, especially the way the whole theme is ‘business-centric.’
The new default theme for WordPress is probably the first ever WordPress default theme to be business-centric. Although the theme is, as repeatedly stated above, business centric, the blog section of the theme has undergone a major change, and boy, it does look a lot better with the inclusion of immersive featured images and video headers.
Apart from the Multilingual support, this theme offers you a customisable font page which you can make your own by adding widgets, logos, social menus and with the help of custom colors.
Another great addition to version 4.7 is the inclusion of Theme Starter Content with the themes which can help you create a strong base while customising your website. For example, if you want to place a social widget on your site and don’t quite know where exactly would it fit best, just take a look at the Starter Content that comes with the theme and you’ll have a fair idea.
Now, we all know that CSS plays a vital role in making the content of one’s website look even more appealing. This is the very reason WordPress 4.7 allows you to add custom CSS to your website and preview it before you make it live.
This latest version introduces the Rest API Endpoints for content like posts, comments and users. This provides machine- readable external access to your site, paving the way to new methods to interact with the site through plugins, themes, apps etc.
Other notable changes include PDF previews, wherein all the PDF files on your installation will now generate a preview, helping you in recognising and organising them faster.
You can also now add new pages while building menus instead of abandoning you changes by having to leave the customiser every time.
While live previewing, visible icons would now appear, clearly indicating which part of the webpage can be customised.
For all the developers, you will now have even more flexibility with the the Template Hierarchy. Moreover, WordPress 4.7 introduces new hooks, functions, and behavior.
We thank Helen Hou-Sandí, Jeffrey Paul and Aaron Jorbin for this release. Thank you for constantly improving the best blogging platform out there. Also, you might want to check out the official WordPress post where all the changes made and features included in the latest version are given.
What feature did you like best? What is your take on the latest version of WordPress? Do let us know through the comments.