Recently we announced the release of WordPress 4.2.4 “Security Release”, today would like to announce that WordPress.org has recently announced that the new most stable WordPress platform release (WordPress 4.3) is now available for download in the common two file formats .zip archive and .tar.gz at the end of this post.
WordPress 4.3 CV:
The new WordPress Version 4.3, named “Billie” in honor of the famous American jazz singer “Billie Holiday”.
Billie was an American jazz singer and songwriter. Nicknamed “Lady Day” by her friend and musical partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz and pop singing. Her vocal style, strongly inspired by jazz instrumentalists, pioneered a new way of manipulating phrasing and tempo. [Wikipedia]
The New features in this version will help you make to format your content and customize your site easily than ever before. We will talk about those new features in the coming paragraph.
WordPress 4.3 “Billie” Features:
This new release comes with a lot of new useful features we will talk about them in headlines and as the official WordPress site says.
Menus in the Customizer
With every new version of WordPress the customizer becomes easier and faster to make your site or blog the way you want it to be by its useful tools. With the new customizer you will be able to create your blog menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing your site. The streamlined theme customizer design provides a very useful mobile-friendly and accessible interface which will help you customizing your site quickly and more easily than ever before.
With the new WordPress 4.3’s formatting shortcuts Your writing flow will be faster than ever before. Now you can create lists easily by using asterisks and number signs to make a heading. No more breaking your flow; your text looks great with a
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Another new security improvement in WordPress 4.3 is the new WordPress’ improved approach to passwords which will help you to keep your site more secure. In old WordPress releases when users forget their passwords an automatically generated password used to be sent via email to user, but now they will get a password reset link to reset their account password. Also when you add a new user to your site or edit an existed user profile, a secure password will be automatically generated by WordPress.
A new great features in WordPress 4.3 is “site icons” or what we call “Favorite Icon” (FavIcon), it represent your site in users browser tabs, bookmark, and on the home screen of mobile devices. So Adding a beautiful and unique site icon in the new WordPress customizer will help you a lot in making your site reflects your brand with such great feature. In the past WordPress bloggers used to set their site icon through their theme or even through a plugin, but the problem is when you change your site theme it will be lost. With the new feature your site icon will stay even if you changed your theme and without using any WordPress Plugin.
Other improvements in WordPress 4.3 “Billie”
» A smoother admin experience – New refinements to the list view across the admin will make your WordPress more accessible and easier to work with on any device.
» Comments turned off on pages – In “Billie” no one will be able to comment in your site pages as all new pages will have comments turned off. So you discussions to your blog will be kept, right where they’re supposed to happen.
» Customize your site quickly – Wherever you are on the front-end, you can click the customize link in the toolbar to swiftly make changes to your site.
As we always recommend that you update to the latest version of WordPress, so we recommend that you use WordPress 4.3 if you are going to start a new WordPress blog or site, or update your old WordPress version to the 4.3 version right now as it has a lot of useful features and has resolved many security problems.
WordPress 4.3 Requirements:
To run this release of WordPress on your host you need these things listed below:
» Your PHP version must be 5.2.4 or greater (WordPress.org recommends: PHP 5.4 or greater)
» Your MySQL version must be 5.0 or greater (WordPress.org recommends: MySQL 5.5 or greater)
You can contact your host if your hosting plan includes the above requirements, or we recommends to choose one of our recommended WordPress Hosting companies to host your site or blog.
Installing WordPress 4.3
Download WordPress 4.3 from links below, then upload the files to your web hosting space and start installing WordPress 4.3 like any other WordPress release.
Updating to WordPress 4.3
» For users who have installed WordPress manually they will have a message in the admin area tells them to update to WordPress 4.3, click the link and update your WordPress to WordPress 4.3 but do not forget to backup your website first.
» For users who uses One-Click WordPress Install your WordPress it will be updated automatically if you have activated automatically update in your WordPress hosting panel.