WordPress 4.4 is released, see what's new
December 10, 2015
WordPress 4.4 “clifford” is here, lets check what all cools things we will get in this upgrade.
Now no need to write extra lines of code in theme for the responsive images, WordPress 4.4 handled responsive image using srcset in img html tag. Using this Browser will figure out which image to load based on client’s browsers capacity, so its browsers magic now.
Till now WordPress allows to Embed external videos, tweets using oEmbed, in WordPress 4.4 you can embed posts from other WordPress sites as well. Simply dragging and dropping the link of post will do the job, it will show title, excerpt and features image as well if set.
Twenty Sixteen Theme
WordPress 4.4 came with Twenty Sixteen. Beautifully design with Mobile first principal.
For WordPress Developer and Plugin Authors
REST API infrastructure into Core
WordPress 4.4 comes with REST API infrastructure into Core, now WordPress developer can create new API or use existing API in their own applications and can include Rest API in plugins by adding custom endpoints.
Terms now support metadata as well which was required in most of the complex WebApps is there. Can user add_term_meta(), get_term_meta(), and update_term_meta() to play with terms.
WP_Term, WP_Comment, and WP_Network objects are now available for more powerful coding.
Comment form fields gets rearranged, now comment first comes first and then name, email etc.