WordPress 4.6 “Pepper”

19 August, 2016 | written by John Fenton

WordPress released a new version this week – 4.6, also called Pepper in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III. Apparently he was rather smooth. Like this update.

wordpress-4.6

The update has made a number of improvements ‘under the hood’ as well as some nice performance and usability enhancements.

I think the best change is the fact that WordPress now uses native fonts in the back-end – this means that it doesn’t have to spend any time downloading the font’s required to load each admin page, instead using fonts from your computer or device. This change results in a noticeable speed boost, with the back-end being that little bit faster – a welcome performance boost that will make editing your site content that much nicer.

Adding links is now better with WordPress automatically checking any new links, to make sure they are not broken. So if you try to enter in a broken link, WordPress will tell you. How nice.

Content recovery has been enhanced so that now, content is saved as you type – which will stop those horrible situations where if you lose your internet connection, you lose all that content you just wrote. (yes I know, it’s happened to me too)

WordPress has also improved the update screen which is nice for me but not so much my clients – as I do all of their updates.

So that’s the lot. If you’re an Inner Circle client using WordPress, your site has already been updated. Enjoy!

If you would like to talk to us about converting to WordPress, please drop us a line.

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