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January 17, 2018

WordPress 4.9: The Best Release Ever

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Improve the way you edit code with the new and safer version of WordPress. Its new widgets will let you customize your website with better advantage and enhancements, let´s take a look at them:

 

Code Editing Improvements: CodeMirror

The most drastic improvement to code editing in 4.9 is that you can actually code editing control rather than having an assistance input. This sounds familiar for developers that have been using WordPress for over years, in fact the 2.8 version used to work with plugin editors. CodeMirror can help authors catch mistakes visually while typing a code with its new syntax highlighting abilities. When a linter finds an error in your code, WordPress will prompt you to fix it and allow you to save it once is corrected.

Another interesting feature is the hinting, as you start typing your code, an autocomplete dropdown will appear and you can use your keyboard to select an option.

 

The Gallery Widget

This upcoming release introduces us to the Gallery widget; users can now add galleries to their sidebars. The media widget allows content that was formerly restricted to be posted on your website. Widgets used for images, video, audio and galleries will migrate, but in the meantime, WordPress users will not perceive any difference.

 

New Changesets Enhacements

Persistently store changes via the Customizer framework, save pending changes for any number of settings and model any object in WordPress such as options, theme mods, nav menu items, widgets and even posts. When a change is requested, it will be read and applied to the response via WordPress filters.

Only authorized users can write changes for a given setting, according to its capability. All the changes will go live together in a batch save operation.

 

Navigation Menu Improvements

The Customizer’s menu will now let you add a page without any problems. This issue was prior listed in older WordPress versions but now has been updated for clarity. Step by step you can create a menu and to adjust any specific scenarios. The panel will simply ask you to create a menu and the process becomes more fluent. Once the menu is done, WordPress will guide you to add items and highlight the buttons if the user can´t find it after a brief time.

 

Security Updates

WordPress hardened security when it comes to prohibited actions by indicating any circumstance that is not allowed to perform. Also, the switching available roles and capabilities have moved to a new function. With this any performance can become temporary, this way roles and capability will not need to be switched.

 

WordPress 4.9 has come to revolutionize your developing experience with more plugins options, update language files easier and most important, no bugs!

 

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