WordPress 4.4, “Clifford”, has been released. Clifford includes infrastructure for the WordPress REST API, taxonomy and comment improvements, as well as the new Twenty Sixteen default theme, the ability to embed posts anywhere, and much more. WordPress 4.4, “Clifford”, has just been released, right on the heels of WordCamp US — the largest WordPress conference ever. The release was led by Scott Taylor, and an astounding 466 people contributed to WordPress 4.4 — which is a record by a long shot. “Clifford” is named after Jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown. Check out his Wikipedia for more information about him. You can view all closed tickets for WordPress 4.4, and view an evolving overview of changes on the 4.4 Codex page as well. Here’s a video overview of WordPress 4.4: WordPress 4.4 includes a variety of user facing and developer features, and I consider it to be one of the most important releases for developers, and the way WordPress can be extended, in years. Let’s go over some of the most notable features in 4.4: WordPress REST API infrastructure The WordPress REST API is going into WordPress core in multiple parts, starting with the infrastructure in 4.4. The endpoints will go in,
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