WordPress 4.6 was released just a few hours ago. It is the second major release of the year 2016 and brings some exciting new improvements and fixes several bugs. WordPress 4.6 changes a lot behind the scenes to make your WordPress experience even better! Below are the various features of the WordPress 4.6 latest update.
WordPress 4.6 is a major WordPress release, and unless you are on a managed WordPress hosting service, you will have to manually initiate the update.
Very Important: Don’t forget to create a complete WordPress backup before starting the update.
Don’t lose your place: stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes.
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 http://yourdomainname/wordpress.org? Now WordPress automatically checks to make sure you didn’t.
As you type, WordPress saves your content to the browser. Recovering saved content is even easier with WordPress 4.6.
Under the Hood
WordPress 4.6 also brings lots of new improvements for developers. Here are some of those under the hood improvements.
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.
Meta Registration API
The Meta Registration API has been expanded to support types, descriptions, and REST API visibility.
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.
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.
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.
WP_Term_Query class adds flexibility to query term information while a new
WP_Post_Type object makes interacting with post types more predictable.
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
Multisite, now faster than ever
Cached and comprehensive site queries improve your network admin experience. The addition of
WP_Network_Query help craft advanced queries with less effort.
What are you still waiting for? Update your WordPress application to the latest update and enjoy the amazing features it offers.