Clifford WordPress Update and 2016 Theme Preview

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”

wordpress 4.4 clifford

Version 4.4 of WordPress, named “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.4 make your site more connected and responsive. Clifford also introduces a new default theme, Twenty Sixteen.

Introducing Twenty Sixteen

A screenshot of Twenty Sixteen set in an iPad frame

Responsive Images

An image of a laptop, iPad, Android phone, and iPhone containing the same image displayed at multiple sizes to demonstrate responsive image features.

Embed Everything

Now you can embed your posts on other WordPress sites. Simply drop a post URL into the editor and see an instant embed preview, complete with the title, excerpt, and featured image if you’ve set one. We’ll even include your site icon and links for comments and sharing.

In addition to post embeds, WordPress 4.4 also adds support for five new oEmbed providers: Cloudup, Reddit Comments, ReverbNation, Speaker Deck, and VideoPress.

Under the Hood

The WordPress REST API logo

REST API infrastructure

Infrastructure for the REST API has been integrated into core, marking a new era in developing with WordPress. The REST API gives developers an easy way to build and extend RESTful APIs on top of WordPress.

All these additions and so many more with a sneak peak at the 2016 Theme. Looks like this year is already off to an exciting start to the year

Change Your Perspective

Lets talk Perspective on the Unseen Playing Field

The word perspective can have so many different meanings to so many different people, depending on what sense the word is being used in.

Not every-one always will use the word perspective in the physical literal sense, and everyone’s perspective can be different.

Why is this so? well simply put we are all human beings and we have all experienced different situations in our own lives that shape our thought pattern or mindset.

How many of you at some point in business, at work or in life have faced a feeling of self-doubt or frustration?, I’m sure that this has happened to all of you – it’s something that I’ve certainly experienced, especially when I was starting out and left the work place to pursue building my own on-line business and following my passion and dreams.

There have been plenty of people who doubted themselves and their abilities at a time in life when they chose to break off from the traditional pack and pursue what they loved. May of them you have heard of and you have probably met some yourself.

The thing that all those who step out of the traditional line, the normal way of doing things, have in common is they all understand one thing.

“We can’t always control our situation but we can control how we choose to view it”.

Perspective is a powerful thing in your life and especially with your mindset and if you continue to toe the traditional patterns that have been taught to you and many generations to you then and business you attempt to build will be mediocre at best or you will continue to be in a job sacrificing your time for a basic return.

We can either be discouraged when some-one doesn’t share our view or we can change our perspective.

Positive Perspective

What if you viewed that same negative interaction – positively?  so instead of being upset with the person because they didn’t share your view you approach it with a positive mindset like – you had an opportunity to practice your business presentation, share your products or share your passions.

Many of you have probably said “no” to some-one else’s ideas, presentation, offers and passions the first time you heard it because it wasn’t the right time for you.

When the time is right people will remember your passion, your dedication and your drive. So changing your perspective of things from negative to positive can have a profound affect, you just might not see the result straight away.

Abraham Lincoln once said ” We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses”

Our subconscious is incredibly powerful, you would be amazed at what you can accomplish when you find the positive instead of the negative. It’s not always easy. Sometimes it seems that more and more people are choosing to focus on the negative.

The important thing for us to remember is that it is a choice! if you look for the positive, you will find it and if you look for the negative you will find that too.

So when it comes to your Perspective choose to keep it in the positive so you will have the passion and drive to share your great business presentation, products and dreams with new people everyday.

Your situation may be out of your control but how you view it is your choice. Perspective in life and business is a powerful thing when harnessed right way. So go forth and have belief conviction and passion in what you do.