Core Functionalities with latest WordPress 4.8 – “Evans”

Wordpress 4.8 Evans

Wordpress dominates almost 28% of websites from the total 10+ million websites in the world. Development team from Wordpress keeps on updating it to make this framework more robust and secure.

Recently Wordpress has released its Beta version 4.8 for testing. With this updates, Wordpress has offered lots of features as its core functionalities. Obviously as nothing is as perfect as we need in technology.

To fulfill these missing functionalities, one needs to be dependent on Wordpress free/paid plugins. Right now you can extend your experience with an option of 50,173+ plugins in Wordpress library. You can choose from them according to your requirement.

List of core value added functionalities with Latest Wordpress Version 4.8 :

There are three Core functionalities, which Wordpress added in this latest beta testing version were focused on Wordpress Widgets.
  • Improved visual Editor Experience with TinyMCE
  • Introduction of News and Events Widgets for Wordpress
  • New widget for Image, Video, Text

Improved Visual Editor Experience with TinyMCE

The new version of Wordpress comes with TinyMCE as its core feature which improves your visual Editor experience. It lets you navigate more intuitively in and out of inline elements like links. It’s easy to explain it with the Gif below.

Wordpress and TinyMCE

News and Events Widgets for Wordpress

With a goal to guide & update Wordpress developers community a new dashboard news widget is integrated as its core functionality that let you see nearby and upcoming events including meetups and WordCamps. One can also enter city or region and a list of nearby events will be infront of him.

Event For WordPress

New widget for Image, Audio, Video, Text

The most important update in this new release is introduction of Image, Video, Audio and Text widgets.

Text Widget

In previous version, Wordpress just use Plain Text Widget where you can add plaintext or html code. The problem with this widget is that those who are not well versed with coding found it difficult to integrate html code in it. The upgraded widget in Wordpress 4.8 comes with a simple visual and text editor. Similar to the one you see on the post edit screen.

Text Widget For WordPress

Image Widget

With this widgets now you can easily insert images anywhere in widget area like sidebar or in footer space.

Image Widget for WordPress

Video Widget

Same as Image Widget you can now easily introduce Video anywhere in widget area.

Video Widget for WordPress

If you want to test this changes by your own then had to install a plugin called beta tester plugin. This plugin allows you to update your Wordpress version to a latest beta test version.

Updates after Wordpress 4.8 beta 1 released: 

  • May 17, Weston Ruter, Wordpress core committer & contributor, Announced

WordPress 4.8 Customizer sidebar width is now variable.

  • May 22, Weston Ruter, WordPress core committer & contributor, Announced

WP 4.8 ends core embedding support for WMV and WMA file formats.

WordPress 4.8 Beta 2 released.

WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate.

  • Finally on June 8,  a stable version of is released  in honor of jazz pianist and composer William John “Bill” Evans

WordPress 4.8 Evans.

With above mentioned features there is some developers centric features like

WordPress 4.8.2 Security and Maintenance Release

If you encountered a bug, then you can report it to Wordpress at Alpha/Beta/RC Forum.

We personally like this upgrades regarding new widgets. Let us know which new feature you like the most in this Wordpress 4.8. in comment section.

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