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WordPress Update 4.8 Released

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WordPress Update 4.8 Released

WordPress Update 4.8

WordPress Update 4.8

WordPress Update 4.8

It’s that time again folks, WordPress Update 4.8 (“Evans”) has been released.  So be sure to check if yours install is up-to-date!  But, if your WordPress website is hosted by us, no worries – it’s already been taken care of for you.  You’re welcome!

On 8 June 2017, WordPress made available its latest stable release, Version 4.8, named “Evans” in honor of the jazz musician, William John “Bill” Evans.  This update is an user-experience upgrade, adding new features to make it easier for you to express yourself, including three new media widgets for images, audio and video.  It also updates text widget support with a visual editor and an upgraded news section on your dashboard that lets you know about nearby and upcoming WordPress events.

Probably the biggest feature that we have certainly been looking forward to is the fix for editing text links.  No more headaches and heart-burn in that department!  Well we found it to be rather annoying anyway.

Important Changes in WordPress Update 4.8

However, it should also be noted that Core Support for WMV and WMA has now been removed.  This is due to the fact that fewer and fewer web browsers support the Microsoft Silverlight plugin anymore.  So files formats that are required for Silverlight will now display as a download link, but the embedded player will not display automatically.  Bummer, we have used the much more widely accepted MP3 and MP4 formats.

P.S. Our web servers support WordPress website hosting!

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