Friday, December 9, 2016

WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan” ‒ Now Available from Bitnami

Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is now available from Bitnami. If you are already using a Bitnami WordPress image, you can simply upgrade your version from your WordPress admin panel.

Not familiar with Bitnami WordPress? In short, it is the easiest way to install your own WordPress instance. We've packaged WordPress as a self-contained and incredibly fast distribution that is simple to deploy. To get started with Bitnami WordPress, you can download our ready-to-run installers for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, or our virtual machine images (VMs) and container for the application. If you want a hosted WordPress application, you can deploy Bitnami Wordpress into the cloud with one of our several cloud partners.

What's new in WordPress 4.7?

There are a significant number of new features in this WordPress version, including:

  • Twenty Seventeen theme: This yearly update of WordPress's native theme focuses on business sites and features a customizable front page with multiple sections. 
  • New additions to the application appearance customizer that take you through the initial setup of a theme, with non-destructive live previews of all your changes in one uninterrupted workflow.
  • New tools to manage your document collection; uploading PDFs will generate thumbnail images so you can more easily distinguish between all your documents.
  • REST API endpoints for posts, comments, terms, users, meta, and settings.
Get started with new a WordPress application easily by deploying a Bitnami WordPress stack. If you have questions about Bitnami WordPress, please post to our community forum, and we will be happy to help you.