What’s New in WordPress 4.8

What’s New in WordPress 4.8.

What’s New in WordPress 4.8.

WordPress 4.8 is release come on June 8, 2017. WordPress 4.8 is the first big release of the 2017, so it’s a right time for every wordpress user to update on this.


WordPress 4.8 will be the foundation of the Gutenberg, a project aimed at increasing the post editing interface and user experience. Additionally, this release will include new types of widgets that most users will appreciate. Every wordpress user looking for these widgets from a long time and now they are finally here. Followings are the few introduction of these new widget.

Image Widget

wordpres image widget
In wordpress old version when a user want to add a image in the sidebar either he use plugin or write custom code.
In this version you just want to drag and drop this image widget in your sidebar area. In this widget you will see title box and add image button, just click this add image button to choose image from local pc or you can also select from media gallery.

Video Widget

wordpress video widget
Like Image widget wordpress 4.8 introduce Video Widget. You can now add any video from the Media Library to a sidebar on your site with the new Video widget. You can also easily display video from popular video hosting sites like youtube, viemo or any other oEmbed provider. It will also fetch the video thumbnail from video hosting sites.

Audio Widget

wordpress audio widget
Audio Widget also a new widget in worpdress 4.8 version. Like image and video widget, Audio widget allow us to add any audio file and that audio file will be shown in frontend with html5 audio player. It supports MP3, OGG, and WAV audio file formats.

Visual Editor in Text Widget

wordpress text widget
This is one of the most awaited feature by me. Everyone who is using wordpress may be want this feature. In this feature wordpress now added visual editor support for simple text widget. This visual editor is the light version of the same editor we use in our pages and posts.

Visual Editor Enhancements

When we are using the visual editor for post, many users found it difficult to move the cursor away from the link. WordPress 4.8 fixed that issue and now users can just press right or left arrow keys to move the cursor away from a link.

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