WordPress v4.5.2 was just released and includes some great new and updated features. Here’s a little background on this latest release of the WordPress core.
About WordPress v4.5
Here’s a little video by the WordPress team, if you’re into that sort of thing.
As with all major WordPress updates, there are numerous bug fixes and security patches, but WP 4.5 also comes with some cool new features the average user is gonna love.
Instead of being taken to a modal when you try and link something, you can stay focused on your writing with a less distracting interface that allows you to easily link to your content inline.
Live Responsive Previews
The updated Customizer includes three previews for mobile, tablet and desktop viewport widths so you can make sure your site and navigation look great on all sorts of different devices.
Smart Image Resizing
There is some nerdy stuff going on here including the overhaul of the
wp_get_upload_dir() function, but suffice it to say, generated images include magic compression so they load up to 50% faster with no noticeable quality loss.
Better Embed Templates
Embed templates have been split into parts and can be directly overridden by themes via the template hierarchy using the following reserved names:
According to the core team:
To leverage the core embed template parts, simply use standard
get_template_part( 'embed', 'content' );calls within your themes. The template hierarchy will do the rest.
Nerdy stuff, I know.