WordPress 4.3 Billie Released

WordPress 4.3 Billie Released

An update, WordPress 4.3  named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday, has been released for the latest version of WordPress. This version is considered a Major Release and adding new features to the WordPress CMS. More details on the release can be found over at WordPress.org.

With this release, we are really excited about the passwords being more secure and all the extra features added to make it easy to update content as well as view lists in the admin area.

The latest update comes with the following features:

Stronger Passwords

Passwords now show strength meters, password reset links now expire within 24 hours and email notifications are sent when email or password is changed.

WordPress Website Favicons

WordPress Admins can now manage their site’s favicon on desktops and mobiles. They are also now independent of theme and can be modified separately

Updated Editor

The Backend editor has been updated with a number of new features


Comments are now turned off for pages by default, this should help with a lot of comment spam that WordPress is having issues with currently.

Lots of developer updates

  • Fast previewing changes to Menus in the Customizer
  • A new theme template now shows up in the theme files to make it easy to code single posts
  • Changes to the Customizer
  • Starting to look towards PHP7 Support
  • Removal of Distraction Free Writing

With this being a Major Release, our team will be working to make sure that your website gets updated as soon as possible. Our team can be asked to update your site if it hasn’t been updated in a week or two.

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