There are three certainties in life: Death Taxes New versions of the WordPress core software On November 14th, 2017, we’ll be treated to the third: the release of WordPress 4.9. In preparation for that release, the team has started moving through the beta testing process. That gives me the chance to dig in and show you all of the new features! I’ve got the most recent WordPress 4.9 beta release installed on my test site, so let’s dive in and take a look at all the new features and changes coming in WordPress 4.9. But before I get to that, let’s start with a quick reminder of what WordPress 4.9 is not. It is not the release that will contain the Gutenberg Editor. That’s coming a bit later in WordPress 5.0 - so you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to spend some quality time with the TinyMCE Editor before then. Ok - here’s what’s new in WordPress 4.9… New Customizer Features And User Experience Improvements One area that got a ton of attention in WordPress 4.9 is the WordPress Customizer. There are a few new features, but the biggest change involves how changes are tracked and saved. Save Customizer Changes As Draft And Share
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