What is New in WordPress 4.8? Check Out the New Rocking Features Here

Yo WordPress lovers, here is the WordPress news for you. The new version of WordPress that is WordPress 4.8 is ready to launch with some cool new features and enhancements. Let’s take a look at the new features of WordPress 4.8.

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What Are the New Features of WordPress 4.8

New Widgets to Rock your WordPress Website

WordPress 4.8 update is mainly focused on WordPress widgets, it comes with 3 new widgets namely image widget, video widget and audio widget. This is really going to help you if you have a podcasting or music/video related website. You can easily embed and play your music or video using these audio and videos widgets in your sidebar or in any widget area. Let’s closely look at these widgets-

What is New in WordPress 4.8

Audio Widget

The new audio widget in WordPress let you play the audio file right from the widget, this widget is useful for podcasters and musicians to embed their audios on any corner of the website and not only on posts.

Video Widget

Video widget lets you play the video on your website sidebar or any widget area. This widget is useful for video niche websites. This widget only supports adding videos from your media library and not embedding from YouTube or any other video streaming websites.

Image Widget

One more new in the town is the image widget, this widget lets you add an image to your website sidebar or other widget area.

Improved Text Widget

Text widget has just got better, now it comes with bold, italic and linking features, along with this now you can also add bulleted or numbered list to your text widget.

WordPress 4.8 Fixes

The text linking issue has been fixed in the WordPress 4.8 version, what exactly this issue was? When we write something after the linked text, the new text also used to have the link, this bug got fixed in the new version.

Along with these features, you will get local WordPress events and news right on your dashboard. Well, are you ready to rock the new update? Download the release candidate of WordPress 4.8 here. WordPress 4.8 will be shipped officially on 8th of June.

Article by Shrinivas Naik

Hi, This is Shrinivas I am a web developer and WordPress enthusiast. I am also a hobby blogger who loves to write about WordPress, web tools, blogging and technology.

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