WordPress has released version 4.4 of its content management system, which is named “Clifford” intended to show gratitude to jazz musician Clifford Brown. Much more importantly, WordPress 4.4 offers a couple of new features to make the website little more mobile-friendly and potentially more visible on different devices.Have a look what features are included in this last major WordPress updates this year.This new WordPress is fully compatible with WordPress useful plugins.
Twenty Sixteen Theme
Latest WordPress 4.4 version comes with a brand new default theme, called “Twenty Sixteen”, which is decidedly modern and simple, compared to previous default themes. Twenty Sixteen resembles more a Tumblr blog than a traditional WordPress blog. Like Tumblr blogs, it’s designed to deliver the same experience on any device, and can be operated with a variety of color schemes.
Twenty Sixteen comes with a modernized approach of an ever-popular layout — a horizontal masthead and an optional right sidebar that works nice with both blogs and websites. It bears custom color options that permit you to make your own Twenty Sixteen. The theme has been designed on a harmonious fluid grid with a mobile first approach. This means it looks exceptional on any device.
In addition to the new default theme, current WordPress users will get the following two interesting features via simply upgrading to WordPress 4.4 version:
This year was another great year for mobile, and 2016 is set to be the same with more user browsing the web using smart phone and tablets, so having a responsive site and content is necessary to future-proofing any site. Now all images in WordPress will be responsive by default, including any existing images, and without the necessity to make any theme changes.
A big part of a Content Management System is content sharing, and it can be easily said that, this is an area that WordPress has consistently gotten right. “Clifford” is no exception, with embedded posts. Now, to add external posts in to your website, you simply have to click on the share button, copying the URL, and paste it with your page and that’s it!!!
WordPress 4.5 is currently in the works and hopefully will be released next year, though the company didn’t declare a month for its release. I think it won’t be probably out before next April.
Tell me your thoughts on what features you liked most on WordPress 4.4 and what features you want to see on the next version.
Now let me tell something about WordPress useful plugins. WordPress is the most popular open source blogging platform in recent times & it has variety of premium and free plugins. Here we are mentioning some plugins in WordPress directory which is really useful for the bloggers.
WordPress Useful Plugins
Let us count from 10
10. WP Smush Pro
9. GS Logo slider
8. Lazy load
6. W3 total cache
5. Wp forms
4. Backup buddy
2. Google XML sitemaps
So guys, Be with WordPress. Make fun and enjoy the WordPress useful plugins. Wish you a good luck! Take care!