Bimakuru.com – Sebagai pengguna WordPress tentu sangat antusias ketika mendengar adanya update terbaru dari CMS opensource paling populer tersebut. Update terbaru pada versi 4.8 ini kali pertama di riils pada 8 Juni 2017 di laman resmi mereka.
Sebagai Jazz holic, WordPress Update selalu mengambil alias nama setiap versi-versi updatenya dengan sosok musisi Jazz. Untuk versi 4.8 ini, nama yang dipilih adalah Evans untuk memberi penghormatan pada komposer dan pianis Jazz bernama lengkap William John “Bill” Evans.
Beberapa bagian pada WordPress Update yang akan dapat anda rasakan adalah pada pengembangan fitur: peningkatan Tautan (link), tiga Widget Media baru yang mencakup gambar, audio, dan video, widget teks yang diperbarui yang mendukung pengeditan visual, dan Info Event acara WordPress di dashboard admin.
WordPress Update 4.8
An Update with You in Mind
WordPress 4.8 adds some great new features. Gear up for a more intuitive WordPress!
Though some updates seem minor, they’ve been built by hundreds of contributors with you in mind. Get ready for new features you’ll welcome like an old friend: link improvements, three new media widgets covering images, audio, and video, an updated text widget that supports visual editing, and an upgraded news section in your dashboard which brings in nearby and upcoming WordPress events.
Adding an image to a widget is now a simple task that is achievable for any WordPress user without needing to know code. Simply insert your image right within the widget settings. Try adding something like a headshot or a photo of your latest weekend adventure — and see it appear automatically.
A welcome video is a great way to humanize the branding of your website. You can now add any video from the Media Library to a sidebar on your site with the new Video widget. Use this to showcase a welcome video to introduce visitors to your site or promote your latest and greatest content.
Are you a podcaster, musician, or avid blogger? Adding a widget with your audio file has never been easier. Upload your audio file to the Media Library, go to the widget settings, select your file, and you’re ready for listeners. This would be a easy way to add a more personal welcome message, too!
Rich Text Widget
This feature deserves a parade down the center of town! Rich-text editing capabilities are now native for Text widgets. Add a widget anywhere and format away. Create lists, add emphasis, and quickly and easily insert links. Have fun with your newfound formatting powers, and watch what you can accomplish in a short amount of time.
Have you ever tried updating a link, or the text around a link, and found you can’t seem to edit it correctly? When you edit the text after the link, your new text also ends up linked. Or you edit the text in the link, but your text ends up outside of it. This can be frustrating! With link boundaries, a great new feature, the process is streamlined and your links will work well. You’ll be happier. We promise.
Nearby WordPress Events
Did you know that WordPress has a thriving offline community with groups meeting regularly in more than 400 cities around the world? WordPress now draws your attention to the events that help you continue improving your WordPress skills, meet friends, and, of course, publish!
This is quickly becoming one of our favorite features. While you are in the dashboard (because you’re running updates and writing posts, right?) all upcoming WordCamps and WordPress Meetups — local to you — will be displayed.
Being part of the community can help you improve your WordPress skills and network with people you wouldn’t otherwise meet. Now you can easily find your local events just by logging in to your dashboard and looking at the new Events and News dashboard widget.