I just love it when WordPress does a new big release, so I’m a happy girl. And, I’m ecstatic that they named the latest release, “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday. This is also the first release named after a woman…I think!
Check out the video below for the latest…but here are a few goodies:
- Formatting Shortcuts
- Site Icon
- Menu Customizer
- Better Passwords
Version 4.3 of WordPress, named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.3 make it even easier to format your content and customize your site.
Menus in the Customizer
Create your menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in the customizer. The streamlined customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface. With every release, it becomes easier and faster to make your site just the way you want it.
Your writing flow just got faster with new formatting shortcuts in WordPress 4.3. Use asterisks to create lists and number signs to make a heading. No more breaking your flow; your text looks great with a
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Site icons represent your site in browser tabs, bookmark menus, and on the home screen of mobile devices. Add your unique site icon in the customizer; it will even stay in place when you switch themes. Make your whole site reflect your brand.
Keep your site more secure with WordPress’ improved approach to passwords. Instead of receiving passwords via email, you’ll get a password reset link. When you add new users to your site or edit a user profile, WordPress will automatically generate a secure password.
- A smoother admin experience – Refinements to the list view across the admin make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
- Comments turned off on pages – All new pages that you create will have comments turned off. Keep discussions to your blog, right where they’re supposed to happen.
- Customize your site quickly – Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.
—See the complete and original by Matt Mullenweg. Filed under Releases on WordPress.com
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