This is the latest version of WordPress – called “Vaughn” after jazz singer Sarah Vaughn.
The biggest changes our bloggers will see is the new addition of Oembed codes for Facebook posts/activities/photo/ videos/media/questions/notes. Simply copy/paste the URL into a post and it will embed. This already works for YouTube, Twitter, Vimeo and others. Facebook joins the club.
Also, there is a new theme: Twenty Seventeen. From the WordPress Codex folks:
It is an ambitious theme designed for business websites that focuses on a creative home page and an easy site setup experience for users (read more 1 and 2).
multiple sections on the front page, selected in the Customizer.
a striking asymmetrical grid.
custom color schemes, built on top of a monochromatic foundation, and adjustable via a hue picker.
different headline placement for pages, changeable in the Customizer, via them options.
a great experience in many languages, thanks to language-specific font stacks.
SVG icons (a first for a default theme).
support for custom logo, custom header image and many post formats.
The latest and greatest WordPress is yours to blog about (and with) here at Pellissippi State Blogs. Nicknamed “Pepper”, this update brings some improvements to the editor as well as native fonts and some other changes under the hood. Enjoy!
Our blogging platform was upgraded yesterday to 4.2.2. The version 4.2 is named “Powell” after jazz piano player Bud Powell. It introduces a few new features including adding emoticons to your posts, easier embeds from more content like Tumblr, additional character support for many languages and a few behind the scenes additions for our friendly WordPress administrators.