The release of WordPress 4.1 version is all set to create a benchmark in the WordPress community by providing webmasters ability to supercharge their website with minimal efforts.
Online players around the world already seem to be excited about this new launch as there has been a lot of buzzing about its powerful improvements and features, which make them more positive and encouraged about the latest release. The talks are already on and WordPress folks are excitedly looking at WordPress 4.1 version as a medium of change that will surely speed up the performance by providing a dynamic API system, directly from the core of the website.
WordPress 4.1 beta comes with a lot of changes, including language selection, enhanced user experience, the new default theme, administration, distraction free writing mode and more that are sure to be enjoyed by the writers.
So, let’s check out the exciting features and improvements coming in WordPress 4.1.
1. Distraction-free Editing
Distraction-free editing has been an option since version 3.2, but in the newly release, the feature has gone beyond and much improved than the previous one.
In the current version, as soon as you hover the cursor over the text, everything else fades away, so that you can better concentrate on what you are writing and thus produce quality-rich content. The version will also make it easier for the writers to switch back and forth between writing mode and distraction free writing editor. By activating the option ‘Focus’ users will be provided with an environment wherein they can write rich content without getting distracted.
Also, there is a slight change in the editor. When you select an image, you now get alignment options along with the editing button.
2. Fresh Default Theme
Another big feature in the WordPress version 4.1 is the introduction of new default Twenty Fifteen theme. The theme looks beautiful and it fits well with the WordPress efforts for a better internationalization. It uses Google’s Noto Serif and Sans fonts to support a variety of languages, thus eliminating the need to set fonts as per your language.
As far as features are concerned, the theme comes complete with the options including custom header and custom background, integrated support for leading social networks, multiple color schemes and more. For developers, there is an interesting feature in the form of The Custom Customizer Controls API . The feature will allow developers register and render their own controls in the customizer section for a better theme management.
3. Super-easy Language Installation
This is something really cool, no doubt. Version 4.1 eliminates the idea of installating a new language.
You simply go to Settings>Site Language and select your language. WordPress, in return, will automatically change the language without mentioning anything about the installation.
4. Export Content
In WordPress 4.1, users will enjoy an improved way to export specific categories, authors, content published within a specified period of time. This way they will be able to establish firm control over content migration.
5. The WP API Project
Currently available in the form of a plugin, http://wordpress.org/plugins/json-rest-api/ the WP API project is the most talked about wordpress development within the version 4.1. The primary objective of this plugin is to make it easy for you to interact with your site’s data including users, posts, taxonomies etc. The plugin will make make it convenient for you to update your website outside of WordPress.
The API supports JSON, one of the leading data formats known for its ability to understand a variety of languages. Any program which can access the web can utilize an API, thus saving developer’s time and efforts by writing only WordPress oriented code.
6. Several Other Updates for Developers
There are many improvements coming in the upcoming WordPress 4.1 that developers will surely love. Improvements made in queries such as meta tags, comments, date and taxonomy updates will make this version developer’s favorite. Another update is the session management which allows webmasters to track the log in time, activities, IP addresses etc., for various users.
7. Better Title Tags and Queries
A brand new default theme Twenty Fifteen will allow developers to effectively define the topic title to avoid any confusion with other WP title tags.
Further, WordPress 4.1 is also coming with improved queries, date and comment to give peace of mind to the developers.
8. Improved Dashboard Features
The version 4.1 is coming up with a better dashboard features to ensure a better user experience and effective website management. The brand new default twenty fifteen theme will make it easy for developers to define title tags to avoid any kind of deviation. Plus, the version goes further in providing users ability to download language packs from wordpress.org directly while changing them from the ‘settings’ screen.
Another highlighting feature includes is the so-called ‘Focus’ that enables newbies experience a fully-focused writing mode. Many users usually don’t know about this feature and those who know often fails to make the most out of this mode. By activating the option ‘Focus’ users will be provided with an environment wherein they can write rich content without getting distracted.
To Sum Up
So, the above mentioned are some of the features which are expected to come along with the WordPress version 4.1. If you find them interesting and exciting, you can test the version by downloading WordPress Beta Testier Plugin and evaluate its performance for yourself