WordPress 4.8

Adding Images: Adding a photo inside a widget can now be executed without using code. Images can be brought inside the widget’s settings.


Adding Videos: Turn any video from your media library right into a sidebar widget with the new “Video” widget.
Adding Audio: Any audio for your media library can now be turned into a widget inside the widget settings.
Adding Rich Text: Text widgets can now be formatted without problems with local wealthy text enhancing capabilities.

Link Boundaries

Editing hyperlinks within content have ended up barely easier with a new characteristic referred to as Link Boundaries. Appending new text to current anchor text can now be done while not having to re-insert the link.

Nearby WordPress Events

The new WordPress 4.8 dashboard has a segment for keeping you informed of close by WordPress occasions

Removal of Support for WMV and WMA Files

Amongst all the new capabilities being introduced, WordPress has removed assist for aging audio and video formats. File codecs requiring the Silverlight plugin will no longer be embedded in content but can be displayed as a download hyperlink.

Learner’s Mindset

The versions of WordPress are steadily moving forward, and so is the environment. A good developer should keep up with the latest design, technology, and security trends to build websites, which are stable and modern. An outdated look or a bugged portal will tarnish your brand image. A stagnant developer will cause stagnation in your business profits and your image too.

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WordPress professionals need to push their abilities continuously and have a fair idea of almost all aspects of this platform. WordPress offers a wide range of options such as plugins, themes, front-end design, and e-commerce. Therefore, a developer must have hands-on, specialized knowledge to figure out what would work best for a project. A self-motivated developer will ensure that his work stands out in the crowd and does not just make up the numbers.

Solid Planning Skills

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Testing and Receiving Feedback

Thoroughly testing everything that is dispatched is an important skill of any WordPress developer. They should be sure whatever codes they write work across different browsers and operating systems. Every theme and plugin must be tested across different browsers to avoid last-minute hassles. Asking for feedback is a good way to know whether what you’ve created makes sense, and reacting positively to feedback shows maturity and dedication towards one’s creation. Your project i


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