Its been almost a week since WordPress 3.7, also named as Basie has been launched for millions of bloggers using WordPress as CMS. Let’s take a look on what WordPress offered with this update.
3 Features of WordPress 3.7 You Must Know
- Automatic Updates :- This one feature is being the most debated in the past week. After WordPress 3.7, you don’t need to update your WordPress versions manually. Just in case you have not paid attention, your WordPress version has already been updated to 3.7.1 automatically. While some have applauded WordPress for taking away the hassle of keeping WordPress up to date with the latest available version, some criticised it too. The reason for this being that it also took away the freedom to test the newer versions for compatibility with existing themes and plugins. Anyhow, this proved out to be a crucial improvement so far.
- Stronger Password Meter :- Security just got better with WordPress improving its password strength meter. With this security update, WordPress now offers better algorithms which measure the password strengths better and more realistically. This helps the users to choose stronger passwords and keep their blogs secure.
- Better WordPress Search :- Most of us used Google Custom Search on our blogs till WordPress 3.6. But with WordPress 3.7, the search bar has been drastically improved to cater better to the needs of the users. Search results are now displayed with more relevancy to the search query. Features like keyword matching the titles and the content have been added.
In addition to these, some other features include better language support for its users. WordPress 3.7 now automatically adds and updates the appropriate language files. This helps better support for all users globally. Irrespective of the fact that they use English or not.
What is your take on these new features of WordPress 3.7. Do you support the theory of automatic updates for your WordPress versions? Do let me know if I have missed anything.