What’s New in WordPress 4.7 (Vaughan)


WordPress was released latest version (4.7) called Vaughan and it is the last major update for this year. WordPress 4.7 is available for update and download in your WordPress dashboard. WordPress 4.7 comes with some exciting features and improvements. In this article, we’ll give you an overview of what’s new in WordPress 4.7.

Before you begin to update the latest version WordPress 4.7, create a backup of existing WordPress.

New Default Theme – Twenty Seventeen

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WordPress 4.7 comes with a new default theme called Twenty Seventeen. Twenty Seventeen clean and fresh theme with video header feature for business websites. It can be customizable with navigation, widgets, social menus, logo, and other sections. Using Twenty Seventeen theme you can start a business website within minutes.

Theme Starter Content Support

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In WordPress 4.7, themes can provide starter content to customize a new website. The starter content adds dummy content automatically on the new site which can be edited as per your needs.

Edit Shortcuts in Live Preview

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To make customizing faster, edit shortcuts added to every section in the live preview of theme customizer. You can customize immediately by clicking edit icon that appears beside the editable sections.

Video Header Support

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WordPress 4.7 allows to include a video header in theme. If you want a moving header for your website, you can upload a video and set it as a header from customizer.

Menu Building

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You can add new pages within menu customizer while building menus. Once you publish the menu, the new pages will create automatically and ready for inserting content.

Custom CSS in Live Preview

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WordPress 4.7 allow you to add additional custom CSS and see the changes instantly. You can view the live preview of custom CSS without page refresh.

PDF File Previews

WordPress 4.7 generates a thumbnail image for PDF file during upload and display them in the media library. Previously a document icon was displayed as PDF preview, but now thumbnail will be displayed.

Multi Language for Admin Dashboard

This feature is ideal when a website managed by multiple users with different native languages. Now admin users can access WordPress administrative panel in their prefer language. Admin languages can be manageable in the user profile page.

New Improvement for Developers

REST API endpoints: WordPress 4.7 includes REST API endpoints for posts, comments, terms, users, meta, and settings.

Post Type Templates: Now WordPress theme developers will be more flexible with template hierarchy. The page template is available for all post types including custom post type.

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