As promised, WordPress 4.4 was released at the end of December 2015, so today we’re going to share a few of the important details.
Named in honour in jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, WordPress 4.4 ‘Clifford’ aims to enhance your existing site by making it more connected and even more responsive than ever before. This version also introduces the world to Twenty Sixteen, the brand new default theme – we’ve got more information about Twenty Sixteen coming later this week, so stay tuned for more details.
One of the best features WordPress 4.4 has to offer is responsive images, as this latest update will display the perfect image size on every device – you don’t even need to do anything on your end to make the most out of this new feature, it’ll happen automatically every time you add an image to a post. Neat, right?
There’s also a pretty nifty new embed feature that allows you to embed your posts on other WordPress sites. All you have to do is drag and drop a post URL and an embed preview will pop right up, including the title, featured image and a short excerpt.
Digging a little deeper, the REST API has been integrated into this version and the team describe this as ‘marking a new era in developing with WordPress’. So much has already been written about the REST API, so we’re excited to see how it changes things up in the coming months.
WordPress 4.4 is available now in your dashboard, so make sure you update if you haven’t already. More details about the new release can be found on the WordPress.org site.