WordPress, an open source Content Management System (CMS) has a new update, WordPress 4.8. This will be the first major WordPress release of 2017. The expected release of the final version of WordPress 4.8 is on June 8, 2017.
WordPress 4.8 features:
Visual Editor in The Text Widget - This will allow beginner users to easily add links, create lists, or make text bold / italic without writing any HTML code.
The New Image Widget - This will allow users to easily add images into the sidebar. You will be able to upload an image right from the widget or select any image from the WordPress media library.
The New Video Widget - This will allow users to easily upload videos to their sidebar or display any video from YouTube, Vimeo, or any other oEmbed provider.
WordPress News and Events Dashboard Widget - It will appear on your WordPress dashboard page and will contain information about WordPress news as well as WordPress events near your location. It will replace the older WordPress news widget which only showed WordPress news.
Under The Hood Improvements - These updates improve significant parts of the WordPress core but are mainly intended for developer. The customizer pane will now be proportionally sized on larger screens. User’s name prominently displayed on edit user screen. New function get_term_parents_list() will be introduced as taxonomy agnostic version of get_category_parents().