WordPress 5.1

The latest update for WordPress is version 5.1

Nicknamed “Betty” after Jazz vocalist Betty Carter.

This release was to improve the overall performance of the editor.

WordPress 4.9.5

The latest update for WordPress is version 4.9.5

This version of WordPress addresses 3 security releases.

WordPress 4.7

The latest update for WordPress is version 4.7

This WordPress version is named “Vaughan”, after Jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan.

Some of the new features include:

  • Brand new default theme
  • Pdf thumbnail images
  • Dashboard in your language

View all these changes by going to WordPress 4.7 link in WordPress.org

WordPress 4.6

The latest update for WordPress is version 4.6

This WordPress version is named “Pepper”, after Jazz Baritone saxophonist Park Frederick “Pepper” Adams III.

Some of the new features include:

  • Streamlined updates – you can now stay on the same page to update/install/delete your theme and plugins
  • Dashboard now loads faster as it takes advantage of the fonts that you already have
  • Improvement to the editor

View all these changes by going to WordPress 4.6 link in WordPress.org

WordPress 4.5

WordPress 4.5 is here.  This version has been named after Jazz Musician Coleman Hawkins.  Don’t forget before you upgrade, to do a full backup( data base + Files) of your website.  Web Design By The Bay uses Backup Buddy to do this.  However there are other plugins to do this such as Backup to Dropbox. Remember that some plugins may not be compatible with the new version of WordPress, so check the compatibility of each of your plugins before you upgrade.

One of the features of version 4.5 include, is being able to add a logo to your site.  For some users this might be a simple process if they are using a template which allows them to do this.  However for some users this task hasn’t been so easy.

Other features include:

  • The ability to preview your website on different device screen sizes
  • A few new shortcuts in the WordPress editor

For more interesting information visit the WordPress 4.5 Coleman page

WordPress 4.4

WordPress 4.4 is about to be released very soon.  This new release of WordPress requires the following plugins to be upgraded to the latest versions:

  • WP Media folder 3.3.1
  • WP Table manager 1.4.0
  • WP File download 2.5.0
  • WP Latest posts 3.5.1
  • WP Team display 1.3.1