WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” released
We’ve been given an early Christmas present from WordPress with their version 4.4 release “Clifford” – named after the jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown .
There’s lots under the bonnet to keep us developers happy (and busy) at Moonshine but one of the nicest features for our WordPress clients is the ability to easily embed your posts and products within other websites.
WordPress has supported embedding content from other websites via oEmbed technology for some time. What’s exciting about 4.4 is that other websites supporting oEmbed can now easily add content from your website simply by pasting in a post URL. To see what I mean take a look at one of our previous posts below…
Looks nice huh! this was achieved simply by adding this URL
https://www.moonshinenet.com/reduce-your-online-transactions-fees/ directly in to the WordPress editor.
So what else has changed in 4.4
Great news for developers like ourselves as WordPress has built the REST API infrastructure directly in to the core. In layman’s terms this means greater support for accessing and updating your data in third-party applications such as mobile apps.
This is the first part of a multi-stage rollout not only ensure WordPress remains the World’s most popular content management system but also help propel it towards a fully-fledged application framework.
Further strengthening of Mobile First themes
This version comes pre-loaded with the Twenty Sixteen theme, a mobile first style that makes full use of the new built-in responsive images technology.
Almost all of the websites we develop now are designed with a mobile first approach. The recent sales figures from Black Friday bear this out with more orders placed on mobile devices than on desktops for the first time ever.
If you would like to find out more about 4.4, take a look at this video…