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WordPress 4.8 “Evans” update

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Good news for WordPress users! The new version – 4.8 Evans is available for downloading or updating in your dashboard! It is called after William John “Bill” Evans – jazz pianist and composer. The new update lets you reveal yourself and show all the advantages of your brand.

WordPress 4.8 added the ease in using such features like widgets and linking. Now you can create audio, image and text widgets quickly and without knowing a code! And editing the links has never been so comfortable.

So here is the expanded overview of the new features:

Image widget

Now you can add images straight through widget settings and it will appear automatically.

Video Widget

One of the digital trends nowadays is video content. Users eagerly interact with video, and it’s one of the best ways to present your brand, products or latest news. With the new update, you can insert any video from the Media Library to a sidebar so all the visitors can see it.

Audio Widget

If you are musician, podcaster or a blogger, you’ll definitely like the new audio widget! Just upload your audio file to the Media Library, go to the widget settings, select your file, and you’re ready for listeners.

Rich Text Widget

Forget about third-party plugins creating text widgets. Now you can customize text right from the widget settings and add such features as: lists, bold and italic text, insert links – no HTML needed!

Link Boundaries

Most of WordPress users met the problem of editing the links in text. You could never edit it correctly from the first time. The new version lets you edit them easily without any frustration!

Nearby WordPress Events

We are ready to bet that you would like to visit the offline events as WordCamp and official WordPress Meetups.  Being the part of the community lets you to improve your WordPress skills and network with people in your sphere. Now you can see all the upcoming events right in your dashboard!

And have you updated for the latest version?

Elena Teselko

Social media and content manager.

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