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More about WordPress 4.3

More about WordPress 4.3
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WordPress 4.3 is all set to release on the 18th of August 2015. Most developers around the world have tried their hands on the Beta 1 version which gives us a glimpse into the upcoming new features. As like all other versions of the CMS, WordPress 4.3 also brings in a number of new features apart from the normal bug fixes. 4.3 promises make development and website management easier and fun. Let us take a look at some of the features that are much awaited in WordPress 4.3.

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1. Better Menu Management Using Customizer

This is one of the major improvements in WordPress 4.3. There has been a great demand for theme customizer adoption among the users the theme options are being moved one by one to the customizer screen. We had seen widgets management in WordPress 3.9, and theme switching in WordPress 4.2. In the new version users would be able to manage your navigation menus from the theme customizer and see the changes in real-time.

2. More Editing Options 

There have been considerable improvements in the site editor and this would allow you to manage content easily. For example * are now automatically supported for a list and others that are common shortcuts for formatting. This would speed up the formatting profess especially when you are dealing with large volumes of textWordPress 4.3WordPress 4.3

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3. More Security with Stronger Passwords

As a measure to improve security, WordPress 4.3 comes with a new password reset screen which automatically creates strong passwords. In the new password management tool when you add a new user a reset link is sent to the user instead of a pre-selected plain text password. You also have the option to generate strong auto-filled passwords while creating a new user or managing his/her account.

4. Improved User Search

The developer team has put in a lot of effort to improve the search in the Users admin section. With the new improvements it is now easy for you to search for user accounts using First Name, Last Name, Display Name and Nickname. It is a great addition for sites that have hundreds of users.WordPress 4.3 UpdatesWordPress 4.3 Updates.


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5. Comments Turned Off By Default

Though a small tweak, it definitely makes the job of setting up a website easy.  Most first timers forget to disable the comments page when they start creating a website only to later realize that all their pages are full of spammy comments. With comments being disabled by default, it would save most users from an extra step while setting up the website.

6. Adding a Favicon 

Favicon or site icon is one of the most commonly used branding tools by webmasters. Up until now you had to add a favicon to the site using a plugin or add it by manually editing their theme.

The latest version of WordPress will allow you to upload a favicon from WordPress admin area. Along with these features many more are awaited in the latest version of WordPress and developers are keeping their fingers crossed.

Varun Bhagat is a technology geek and works with PixelCrayons as a Sr. Technology Consultant. He possesses in-depth knowledge of different web development technology and helps our clients to choose the best technology as per their needs.

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