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What’s new in WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” ?

As we roll into the New Year, the developers bring the new major release of WordPress, Version 4.7 as “Vaughan”. Named after the well-known jazz singer Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, the version brings new features and elements which allow you to set your website the way you have wished for. It is now available for update or download in your WordPress dashboard.

The Team
This WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” release was headed by Helen Hou-Sandí. Jeff Paul and Aaron Jorbin contributed as Major Release Associates, along with the assistance of some of the finest developers. Almost 500 contributors with supported this release—the best and most ever! 205 of them contributed for the first time. This is a remarkable achievement and accomplishment.
Twenty Seventeen-a new default theme

As per tradition, WordPress brings in new and modern default theme which lets your site to life with solid featured images and video headers.
Twenty Seventeen was developed by keeping a focus on business websites. The main page with multiple sections can be personalized as per requirements. You can customize it with widgets, custom colours, navigation, social menus, a brand logo and much more. The default theme works seamlessly for a wide range of users in different languages, on any device from desktop to mobile.
Customize at finger tips

WordPress 4.7 integrated new features to the customizer panel to allow you through the initial theme setup. With continuous live previews, all changes come in one nonstop process flow.
In order to start your website, this theme provides a compact base to start with. Specific themes can provide starter theme content apparently when you do the customizations for your new site. This can run from putting a business information widget to furnishing a sample menu to add Social Media links to a Static front page finish with elegant pictures.  Nothing to worry about as no details will show on the live website until you click on Save and Publish.
Easier Menu Structure

Numerous menus for websites contain connections to the pages of your site, so what happens when you have not created any pages yet?
You can incorporate new pages while building menus as opposed to leaving the customizer and deserting your progressions. Once you’ve published your changes, you’ll have new pages prepared for you to load with content.
Custom CSS

Now and again you simply require a couple of visual changes to make your site look perfect. WordPress 4.7 permits you to include custom CSS and in a flash perceive how your changes influence your site. The live review permits you to work rapidly without page refreshing backing you off.
Thumbnail Previews

Documents management and control just got easier with the new WordPress 4.7 version. Uploading PDFs will instantly generate thumbnail images to differentiate between all documents.
Dashboard in Any Language

Since your site is in one main language, this doesn’t imply that everyone overseeing it favor that language for their admin.
You can now add more languages to your site. A user language option will show up in the user’s profiles.Edit Shortcuts
Noticeable icons seem to show you which parts of your site can be redone while live previewing. Tap on an alternate route and get straight to Editing. Combined with starter content, beginning with modifying your site is much quicker than any time in the past.
Video Headers

Nowadays, a moving video header image is just what you require to showcase your products and services. Just try it out with Twenty Seventeen and see the innovation.
Need some specific ideas? Try browsing in google for site video headers available for download and use. Don’t upload a copyrighted video. Always check for free usage or buy options if not free.
WP REST API

WordPress 4.7 Vaughan comes with REST API Content Endpoints for comments, posts, users, metadata, and settings.
Content endpoints provide computer-readable outside access to your WordPress site with a nice, quality driven interface, making the way for new and innovative methods of cooperating with other sites through plugins, apps, and themes.
More Developer Options
Post Type Templates
Theme developers have even more freedom with the WordPress template structure by opening up the page template functionality to all post types.
More Theme APIs
This theme version includes updated functions, hooks, and behavior for theme developers.
Custom Bulk Actions
List tables, now with more than bulk edit and delete options.
WP_Hook
The code that lies beneath the actions and filters has been modernized with fixing bugs along the way.
Settings Registration API
register_setting() has been improved to incorporate type, description, and REST API visibility.
Customize Changesets
Customize Changesets make modifications persistent in the customizer. Now changes can be made to one theme and flip to another in the customizer without dropping the changes.
WordPress 4.7 Security and Maintenance Release
WordPress 4.7 is now available and it better than before. New maintenance and security releases help this version to perform better and stronger. WordPress always recommend updating the site theme with newer version updates and releases.
Earlier WordPress versions were affected by six security issues as mentioned below:
Cross-site scripting (XSS) via media file metadata.
Control characters can trick redirect URL validation.
Unintended files can be deleted by administrators using the plugin deletion functionality.
Cross-site scripting (XSS) via video URL in YouTube embeds.
Cross-site scripting (XSS) via taxonomy term names.
Cross-site request forgery (CSRF) in Press. This leading to excessive use of server resources.
The latest WordPress 4.7.3 is released with all new updates and enhanced security releases.
Finally, thanks for visiting and reading our blogs and all the community members for appreciating their support. Additionally, we appreciate the WP team for their efforts to bring WordPress 4.7 into a fully packed theme.
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