Latest version of WordPress named in honour of Sarah Vaughan
WordPress Version 4.7 could also be known as “the divine one” or “sassy”. This is in honour of the jazz vocalist, Sarah Vaughan. The latest version of WordPress will include a wealth of exciting features and the welcome retention of familiar ones. New features that include:
- Video Headers: instead of static headers, Version 4.7 will enable you to add YouTube and Vimeo clips into your header graphic windows;
- Easier CSS customisation: new editing facilities will enable you to make tweaks to your theme’s Cascading Style Sheets in a more easier way than previous versions;
- Improved theme preview mode: changing a WordPress theme will enable you to see the changes instantly, prior to saving them.
Since WordPress began, each version of the world’s most popular content management system has been named after jazz musicians and singers. The first version was named after Miles Davis. Later versions were named in honour of Dinah Washington and Billie Holliday.
Sarah Vaughan was also known as “the divine one” or “sassy”. She was a four-time Grammy Award winner, including one for Lifetime Achievement. Her best known songs include If You Could See Me Now, Don’t Blame Me, and Send in the Clowns. In 1977, she also guested on Consequences, Godley and Creme’s first album after leaving 10cc, singing Lost Weekend. The Manchester-based duo couldn’t get hold of their original choice who was Ella Fitzgerald.
Introducing WordPress 4.7: Vaughan
Mr. Mullenweg and Co. have produced a rather nice video of Vaughan’s features. It is fair to say that the features of our favoured CMS have improved again. At this very moment, there’s no sign of our favourite CMS waning in popularity.
Dreamkatcha, 11 December 2016.