Clifford WordPress Update and 2016 Theme Preview

WordPress 4.4 “Clifford”

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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

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robbiejvw
January 10, 2016 4:48 pm

Thanks for sharing this Sandra. This could make sharing information much easier. By simply adding a blog URL you can share someone else’s information/blog post. Cool!!