WordPress 4.6, nicknamed “Pepper” after baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, was yesterday released and is now available for download. You can download 4.6 directly or update from within your dashboard. This highly anticipated release comes with a slew of new features that improve your workflow in WordPress, including streamlined updates, improvements to the editor, and more. Shiny Updates The new “Shiny Updates” in 4.6 completely streamlines your theme and plugin updates. Instead of taking you to a different page every time you enable, disable, or update your plugin, Shiny Updates changes the status right in front of your eyes. Native […]
With work on WordPress 4.6 coming to an end, and 4.7 getting ready, WordPress.org is calling for volunteers to lead releases in 2017. Having release leads in place months in advance makes the project much more efficient. “It might seem advantageous to announce a year’s worth of release leads, but it puts the first and even second release lead at a disadvantage. Going forward, identifying and pre-announcing the next two release leads will help give them time to prepare,” Aaron Jorbin said in the announcment. “For example, at the start of the 4.8 cycle, both the 4.9 and 5.0.” release leads […]
Last week, WordPress 4.6 beta 2 was released. The full update won’t be released until August 16. Until then, you can set up a test site, download the beta and start playing around. The team is looking for any and all feedback before the release, so make sure you look around and test everything. For those who don’t want to download the beta, there is a lot to be excited about. Here are some of our favorite features in 4.6. Shiny Updates Shiny Updates are incredibly exciting as they make updating and downloading much easier. When you want to update, simply hit the button […]
Since 2013, WordPress has used Open Sans as the default font for the admin panel. For a number of years, Open Sans has been around, and considering the fact that Open Sans in itself is a really popular and pretty good-looking font, it has become a staple feature in the WordPress admin panel. However, all of that is expected to change pretty soon. The upcoming version, WordPress 4.6, is planning to ditch Open Sans in favor of system fonts in the admin panel. Overview Here is what WordPress lead developer, Helen Hou-Sandi, stated in her commit message: “Rejoice, for your […]
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Following the release of WordPress 4.5 “Coleman” last week, development on 4.6 will begin Wednesday. Domink Shilling, who will lead the release for 4.6, opened up suggestions for wish list items. Shilling asked a number of questions including what are your biggest pain points, what do you see as the most important UX to be solved, and which existing feature should get a version 2. The announcement has already garnered over 200 comments. Brian Krogsgard, editor of Post Status, made a few suggestions including custom post statuses and native multi-author support. A lot of people wanted to see changes to […]