WordPress 4.4 "Clifford" Just Released – More Connected and Responsive

WordPress version 4.4 was just released to the public on December 8th. Named “Clifford” in honor of jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, it’s available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard.

New features in 4.4 make your site more connected and responsive.

See the release video below:

Clifford also introduces a new default theme, Twenty Sixteen

WordPress 4.4 Clifford New Twenty Sixteen Theme

Along with WordPress 4.4 you’ll see a new default theme, Twenty Sixteen, is a modern take on a classic blog design. Twenty Sixteen was built to look great on any device. A fluid grid design, flexible header, fun color schemes, and more, will all make your content shine.

Responsive Images

WordPress now takes a smarter approach to displaying appropriate image sizes on any device, ensuring a perfect fit every time. You don’t need to do anything to your theme, it just works.

WordPress now takes a smarter approach to displaying appropriate image sizes on any device, ensuring a perfect fit every time.

Embed Everything

Now you can embed your posts on other WordPress sites. Simply drop a post URL into the editor and see an instant embed preview, complete with the title, excerpt, and featured image if you’ve set one – including your site icon and links for comments and sharing.

In addition to post embeds, WordPress 4.4 also adds support for five new oEmbed providers: Cloudup, Reddit Comments, ReverbNation, Speaker Deck, and VideoPress.

Read about more improvements in the WordPress news release.

This release was led by Scott Taylor, with the help of 471 contributors with props in this release.

Listen to some Clifford Brown music during your installation!

(Be sure to BACKUP your website prior to installing any major update.)

Here’s one of my favorites…

Happy Blogging!

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