WordPress 4.8, Codenamed “Evans” was released on June 8, 2017.
Evans, named after jazz pianist William John “Bill” Evans, is a planned features update. For information on what new features will await you in this new release, visit:
There’s a nifty video showcasing the highlights and you can read more about them on the page.
Wondering how this may affect you? The big ones are updated image, video and text widgets for home pages, side bars, footers, or any other place you might use widget.
As is normal, plugin updates are still rolling in. Many have already been updated and installed, but we’ll keep an eye open for any stragglers.