1WordPress 4.8 Delivers Features Aimed at Improving User Experience
Among the most widely deployed open-source technologies, the WordPress content management system (CMS) powers more than 74 million websites, and on June 8, version 4.8—a milestone update—was released with new features for both users and developers. WordPress 4.8 is code-named “Evans” in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans. Its new features include image and video widgets that make it easier for site administrators to embed media content into a site layout. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from the participation of a broad community—there were 346 contributors to the 4.8 release. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of WordPress 4.8.
2WordPress Honors Jazz Musician Bill Evans
3Existing Users Can Update Easily
4WordPress Provides Automatic Security Updates
5Image Widget Debuts
6Video Widget Also Debuts
7Link Boundaries Make Linking Easier
9Easily Find Local WordPress Events
10WordPress 4.8 Benefited From 346 Contributors
The WordPress 4.8 release was led by Matt Mullenweg and Jeff Paul and benefited from the contributions of 346 individuals.