WordPress is ruling the CMS world for quite some time. WordPress powers more than a quarter of the internet. The popularity of WordPress CMS is because of its user-friendliness.
To keep up with the dynamic digital environment, WordPress continues releasing minor and major releases. The updates improves user experiences and fixes security issues.
Fasten your belts now because WordPress 4.8 is all ready to be released on June, 2017 and we are going to share and update you with all the new features that will be present in the latest version. The release includes post editing interface, user interfaces and new types of widgets.
The first beta version of WordPress 4.8 released few weeks before and its four major features has caught attention for of every user. Let’s not wait anymore and dig in to know what’s there to look forward in 4.8
Text Widget Now has Visual Editor
Text widget was the main target for developers who have keen info about HTML and CSS. But was difficult for beginners to understand text widget without any technical knowledge.
But beginners don’t have to worry anymore. WordPress 4.8 is here to ease out all your pain with its new visual editor inside the text widget. Now you do not need skilled or full-fledged developer to work your way around the text widget. Now you can easily and directly edit text or images from the text widget without doing any coding.
Improved Visual Editor
Another important feature of WordPress 4.8 is the improved user experience in the visual editor. With the advanced and improved version of WordPress 4.8, users can now take benefit from the new inline linking too.
New Media Widgets
This is an outstanding feature of WordPress 4.8. Three new widgets, images, video and audio are going to be introduced in this new version. And not only this, the present widgets have also been advanced.
This is how the before and after widget looks like.
The WordPress 4.8 image widget lets you add images on the sidebar, footer, and header or in any widget area. All you need to do is to drag and drop the image widget to that specified widget area, select the image, set the title for that image and click on the save button.
The video widget works same as the image widget does. Simply drag and drop the video widget. Select any video, when selecting, an options dialog box will appear either to upload the video from the computer or from any third party video sharing site like YouTube etc.
Not to get surprised. The audio widget also works like the image and audio widget. Simply drag and drop the widget and select the desired audio file. You can also choose to upload an audio file or can embed the audio file through the URL. An audio bar will appear on the widget area on the website.
WordPress Event Widgets
To make things easy for WordPress users, WordPress 4.8 has introduced the event widgets. The widget will help the WordPress users to keep a track of all the latest WordPress events happening. The widget automatically detects the location based on the IP address. And if you are interested in WordPress events happening somewhere else, just submit the location and see the events happening in that area.
These are the top WordPress 4.8 features. I can’t wait to get my hands on these new additions and I hope so are you. Check this amazing WordPress 4.8 version and do let us know your experience in the comment section. (below)