WordPress 4.7 – What’s new features in WordPress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 Beta 1 is now available in October 28, 2016 ! But This version WordPress 4.7 is still in development. You shouldn’t update or run on a production your site.  You can create a test site to play with this version and experience features WordPress 4.7.

In additional, WordPress 4.7 is slated for release on December 6.  In this article, Corpthemes will highlight what comming features WordPress 4.7.

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New features wordpress 4.7

This is the version beta release, you can try on localhost on your computer or using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or you can download the beta here (zip). The version WordPress 4.7 beta no more new features will be added until the final release.

Default Theme – Twenty Seventeen

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Default theme – New features wordpress 4.7

Twenty seventeen – Bringing you business site to life – As is the tradition, it will come with a new default theme for next version.

Twenty Seventeen is slightly different than previous default themes. Its main focus is on business websites rather than blogs. And featured images, video headers, and subtle animations. It features multiple sections on the front page as well as widgets, navigation and social menus, a logo, and more. Currently the starter content feature is available for new sites only, but by the time the theme is released, it is expected to be available for sites with existing content as well.

Video Headers  – New Features WordPress 4.7


Video Header – New features wordpress 4.7

Sometimes a big atmospheric video as a moving header image is just what you need to showcase your wares; go ahead and try it out with Twenty Seventeen.

Theme Setup Flow


Theme setup flow – New features Worpress 4.7

WordPress 4.7 will bring an improved theme and site setup flow. In the customizer, you will now see a more polished view of your installed themes, better theme search, and improved setup directly from theme customizer.

Custom CSS with live previews

Now you can do that directly from the theme customizer. However, your custom CSS will be specific to the theme you are previewing. CSS can be a powerful tool; you may find that you won’t need the theme editor or child themes anymore.

User admin languages

Your site is in one language doesn’t mean that everybody helping manage it prefers that language for their admin. WordPress 4.7 will allow users to switch the admin language from their user profile, so each user can choose the language they prefer. You will still need to install the languages before users can switch them.

PDF thumbnail previews

Uploading PDFs will now generate thumbnail images so you can more easily distinguish between all your documents. It will show thumbnail preview of the first page in your PDF document when you upload it to the media library.

REST API content endpoints

This phase is particularly helpful for people building plugins, themes, and in-admin interfaces.(#38373)


You likely aren’t affected, but if you’ve done things to the $wp_filter global or experienced funky recursion bugs in the past, please take a moment to read the dev note and test your code.

Custom bulk actions

List tables, now with more than bulk edit and delete.

Local Switching

If the content of your website is displayed in a different locale than the one set in admin area, then WordPress will show the toolbar in the language of the content page. (#26511)

Editor Enhancements

WordPress 4.7 will make some subtle but important changes to the editor. The paragraph and heading selector menu will now appear in the top bar. The underline button has been removed, and the strikethrough and horizontal line buttons are moved to the kitchen sink bar.

This post will help you learn what’s new features WordPress 4.7. Please comments below, if you discover features or you find exciting and what you would like to see in future releases of WordPress .

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