Features Of new version (wordpress 4.7) of wordpress

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New Twenty Seventeen   Theme

A new theme added in New Release of wordpress 4.7 with video header feature . Theme is mainly focus on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections .You can use them with the help of widgets , Navigation , Social menu , Logo , Custom Colours and other many things .


  No Destructive Live Previews


In wordpress 4.7 new feature is you can review the live preview of site without saving the actual changes to add them on site . In the customise section all the parts of site visible which you able to customize while live previewing. Click on any icon and start editing and you can customize your site in faster way.


Smooth Menu Building


Lastly in many site have menu   and that links to pages of you site. But what you can do

When there is no pages yet . Now in new version you once create menu in the menu section when you publish menu section you will automatically get new pages for site   to fill the content in them.


   Custom CSS


Some time when you need to make some little changes with css on your site to make that look better or solve little issue to make your site perfect . WordPress new version 4.7 help you to add custom CSS and you can check changes on frontend after saving that in backend. Also Preview with work directly without refresh pages.


PDF Thumbnail Previews


Lastly in wordpress when you are uploading any PDF in media section it will show you default thumbnail there for PDF doc. In NEW wordpress 4.7 you will see auto generated PDF thumbnail so you can easily distinguish between different documents .


Dashboard In your Language


One language doest mean that every body will prefer same language for site . In New wordpress 4.7 you will get user language option to change you language .It will show in wordpress user Profiles .


Rest API End Points

New WordPress 4.7 comes with REST API endpoints for posts , Comments , terms , users , meta and settings .Content endpoints provide machine-readable external access to your wordpress site .

Post Type Templates

New opening for wordpress developer is post type template like the one we are using for page template . You can create it easily by same way like



Template Name: New Post layout

Template Post Type: post, page, product


// … your code here

When At least one template exists in theme for post type   “Post attributes” meta box will display in backend . Post attribute label can be customized   per post type using “attributes” label when registering post type .


   9       Custom Bulk Actions

In wordpress 4.7 developer can Register custom bulk action in the list table screen in the backend screen.

To add bulk action email to all you can use the same function way below :

add_filter( 'bulk_actions-edit-post', 'register_new_bulk_actions' );

function register_new_bulk_actions($bulk_actions) {
  $bulk_actions[’email_to_all’] = __( ‘Email to All’, ’email_to_all’);
  return $bulk_actions;
Now how to handle the form submission
TO handle bulk action register a call back handle_bulk_actions-edit-post

add_filter( 'handle_bulk_actions-edit-post', 'new_bulk_action_handler', 10, 3 ); 

function new_bulk_action_handler( $redirect_to, $doaction, $post_ids ) {
  if ( $doaction !== 'email_to_all' ) {
    return $redirect_to;

  foreach ( $post_ids as $post_id ) {
    // action for each post.
  $redirect_to = add_query_arg( 'bulk_emailed_posts', count( $post_ids ), $redirect_to );  return $redirect_to; }

Show Notices

add_action( 'admin_notices', 'new_bulk_action_admin_notice' );
function new_bulk_action_admin_notice() {
  if ( ! empty( $_REQUEST['bulk_emailed_posts'] ) ) {
    $emailed_count = intval( $_REQUEST['bulk_emailed_posts'] );
    printf( '<div id="message" class="updated fade">' .
      _n( 'Emailed %s post to All.',
        'Emailed %s posts to All.',
      ) . '</div>', $emailed_count );

New wordpress release 4.7   introduced reworking of action and filters iteration to address bugs that arose from recursive call back and from the call back that changed the hooked call backs on currently running actions and filters. All the things are look like same for all the developer   as expected this shuld fix number of hard traces bugs when different plug-in make call back .

   Registration Api Settings


Register_setting() used to include type description and rest API Visibility Its improved enabled more information for developer about meta .

Register_setting   now accept an array for argument which allow wordpress core to know more about settings . This is usefull for REST API, where wordpress needs to know more about type of data settings .

   Customize Change sets

Changes in customizer like auto save drafts also make existing new feature like starter content possible.

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