WordPress 4.3 “Billie” was released today, this relesae makes it even easier to format your content and customize your website. WordPress 4.3 is named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Billie includes four major user features that most website owners will experience on a semi-regular basis, and many other enhancements, bug fixes, and developer features.
This is the second major WordPress release of 2015.
You can take a look at all of the changes in the WordPress Codex.
Other updates in WordPress 4.3 include:
- A smoother admin experience
- Changes to Customizer Panels and Sections
- New Customizer Media Controls
- Comments turned off on pages
- A new theme template, singular.php, which can be used for a single post, regardless of post type
- Several multisite changes
Important: Don’t forget to create a complete WordPress backup before starting the update.
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