Upgrade today: WordPress 4.6 “Pepper” now available

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.6 (named “Pepper” in honor of jazz saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III), is now available to download via the WordPress website at wordpress.org. There are some exciting new features in WordPress 4.6 to help you to focus on the important parts of running your website along with enhancements to simplify some of the the day-to-day administrative tasks you perform on your website.

Main feature enhancements

Streamlined plugin and theme installation – stay on the same page while you update, install, and delete your plugins and themes.

Native fonts – The WordPress dashboard now takes advantage of the fonts you already have, making it load faster and letting you feel more at home on whatever device you use.

Editor Improvements

Inline Link Checker – Ever accidentally made a link to https://wordpress.org/example.org? Now WordPress automatically checks to make sure you didn’t.

Content Recovery – As you type, WordPress saves your content to the browser. Recovering saved content is even easier with WordPress 4.6.

WordPress 4.6 brings some great improvements to website management features

Updates to improve site performance and stability

JavaScript Library Updates

WordPress now runs up-to-date versions of Masonry (3.3.2), imagesLoaded (3.2.0), MediaElement.js (2.22.0), TinyMCE (4.4.1), and Backbone.js (1.3.3) giving you improved performance and security.

Robust Requests

The HTTP API now leverages the Requests library, improving HTTP standard support and adding case-insensitive headers, parallel HTTP requests, and support for Internationalized Domain Names.

Resource Hints

Resource hints help browsers decide which resources to fetch and preprocess. WordPress 4.6 adds them automatically for your styles and scripts making your site even faster.

Translations On Demand

WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from WordPress.org’s community of translators.

WordPress upgrade service

We can upgrade your WordPress website for you with our cost effective WordPress upgrade service. Contact us for more details or if you’re an O’Brien Media website hosting customer you can view your Drupal version information and request an upgrade via Client Connect, just log in and access the “My products” section for more information.