WordPress 4.8 “Evans” Released – Favorite New Features (with Screenshots & GIFs)

July 10, 2017    Reading Time: < 1 Minute

WordPress 4.8 Released-04

WordPress 4.8, “Evans” was released on June 8, 2017 (named after jazz pianist William John “Bill” Evans).

WordPress 4.8 is yet another minor update for 2017. The majority of the updates won’t be noticed by most of our customers, but they are worth mentioning since they do show a sign of things to come with the future of WordPress.

Link Boundaries

Not the most groundbreaking feature for WordPress, but much-needed for editing efficiency. Basically, you can select the text of a link you’ve already created and add/remove text without altering the link.

New Link Boundaries in WordPress 4.8

Widgets

Within widgets, you’re now able to add images, videos, audio, and rich text. Previously, you had to install third-party plugins (or write code) to accomplish this.

WordPress 4.8 New Widgets

* Word of Warning

We’ve seen a handful websites have issues with this update, so be cautious before clicking update to this latest version.

Make sure you’re always taking complete WordPress website backups before making any major changes. We recommend taking database backups daily, and full site backups weekly as a standard precaution.

Call or text us to find out more information on how we can install our backup solution on your WordPress website: (360) 450-3711 (be sure to mention this post!)

More Info

For more information, View WordPress’ official release.

Written by Shawn Hooghkirk on July 10, 2017

Last updated on May 04, 2020. Shawn is the President of Graticle, Inc.

Tags: ,

Want a Quote on Your Project? Answer a Few Questions »

I was very happy with your work. The work was done in a timely manner, I now have a very professional website which contains all the features and items we discussed.

Perhaps the most important part is that you took the extra step as I just found out my web site now shows up when one Google’s Abbotthouse Sunriver OR., or Abbothouse Sunriver OR., This never happened before you did my web site as I spell Abbott the correct way or the way it was originally spelled and everyone else spells it Abbot. The new abbreviated way. Anyways thanks for taking that extra step.

I have recommended you to some other people at Abbotthouse and hope you have received some extra business from my recommendation.

Jim Abbott

Owner

Abbott House #11

www.AbbottHouse11.com

Sunriver, Oregon

Graticle is the best in designing amazing websites that clearly communicate who you are and what you do. Their attention to every detail and helpful suggestions made our site build a real treat. In addition to their professionalism, Graticle has phenomenal customer service. Their approach is unmatched and the result is beyond expectation. We are excited about all the work Graticle has done for us and sincerely recommend their work!

Ron & Jen van der Beken

Owners

vanderBeken Remodel

www.vanderBeken-Remodel.com

Tulalip, Washington