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WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” Is Released

Version 4.6 of WordPress, named “Pepper” in honor of jazz baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.6 help you to focus on the important things while feeling more at home.

Thanks to all the translators WordPress 4.6 in available to use in 50 languages.

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Some of the major upgrades include:

  • Streamlined Updates
    Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes.
  • Native Fonts
    The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use.
  • Inline Link Checker
    Ever accidentally made a link to https://wordpress.org/example.org? Now WordPress automatically checks to make sure you didn’t.
  • Content Recovery
    As you type, WordPress saves your content to the browser. Recovering saved content is even easier with WordPress 4.6.
  • Resource Hints
    Resource hints help browsers decide which resources to fetch and preprocess. WordPress 4.6 adds them automatically for your styles and scripts making your site even faster.
  • Robust Requests
    The HTTP API now leverages the Requests library, improving HTTP standard support and adding case-insensitive headers, parallel HTTP requests, and support for Internationalized Domain Names.
  • WP_Term_Query and WP_Post_Type
    A new WP _Term_Query class adds flexibility to query term information while a new WP _Post_Type object makes interacting with post types more predictable.
  • Meta Registration API
    The Meta Registration API has been expanded to support types, descriptions, and REST API visibility.
  • Translations On Demand
    WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from WordPress.org’s community of translators.
  • JavaScript Library Updates
    Masonry 3.3.2, imagesLoaded 3.2.0, MediaElement.js 2.22.0, TinyMCE 4.4.1, and Backbone.js 1.3.3 are bundled.
  • Customizer APIs for Setting Validation and Notifications
    Settings now have an API for enforcing validation constraints. Likewise, customizer controls now support notifications, which are used to display validation errors instead of failing silently.
  • Multisite, now faster than ever
    Cached and comprehensive site queries improve your network admin experience. The addition of WP _Site_Query and WP _Network_Query help craft advanced queries with less effort.


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About Konstantinos Zournas

Konstantinos studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London and lives in Athens, Greece. He works on domain names, websites and software development. Has been online since 1995 & domaining since 2002.

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  1. Maybe it’s best to wait for 4.6.1 to make sure your blog will still work, I remember you telling you had issues with the update to 4.5 as well. 😉

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