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What are the Key Changes in WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate 2?

WordPress 4.8

The new version of WordPress i.e WordPress 4.8 is about to release this month. The tentative release date is June 8th, 2017. But before the final launch, the core development team of WordPress has announced the release candidate 2 for the latest version of WP to introduce three major changes. If you are excited about this new launch, then you should read out this blog post.

Today, we will unveil the key enhancements available in the RC 2 for WordPress 4.8 to let web masters and web developers know everything about this new release.

What’s new in WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate 2?

The team of experienced WordPress developers always bring some major changes to let users experience the new way of creating and customizing the site, adding/modifying/updating pages and posts and a lot more in a breeze. In this release, core development team focuses more on the following there aspects:

1. Visual Editor

With the release of new WordPress version, you will be able to experience an improved and more dedicated visual editor. There will be a new TinyMCE to let people navigate in and out of inline elements more swiftly. The main focus is to let users add links to their posts in a more intuitive way.

2. A more improved news widget

Want to get updated about upcoming WordPress events such as WordCamps and meetups? The more improved news widget can help you know everything about the nearby events and meetups directly on your WordPress site.
You don’t need to search for the latest news related to WordPress. The news widget on your admin dashboard is available to make your work easier.

3. All new media widgets

Get rid of writing HTML code or integrating a third-party plugin to display media (such as images, audios, and videos) into your WordPress sidebar. There will be a bunch of new widgets in WordPress 4.8 that will help you display image, audio, and video widgets into your WordPress site without any coding or plugin requirement.

Apart from this, you can add content to the text widget, without writing a single piece of HTML and CSS coding. The improvement in visual editor’s text widget will be the key highlight for the website users and web masters.

How to test WordPress 4.8 Release Candidate?

It is super-easy to test the new version of WordPress. You can either install the WordPress Beta Tester plugin or download the beta zip. The WordPress Beta Tester is an amazing plugin that allows you to upgrade your site to the latest Release Candidate or Beta in a matter of few clicks using the inbuilt upgrader.

You can test the RC2 for WordPress 4.8 to experience the new changes and also encounter the issues related to the modifications to let them fixed as soon as possible.

To know more about this release, you can check out the Beta 1, Beta 2 and RC1 posts from the official site of WordPress.

The countdown begins!

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