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    What’s New in WordPress 4.6?
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    Wordpress 4.6 is here! Upgrade now...Yes, you heard that right!Mid of August offered us the release of WordPress 4.6.  Indeed, a great news for the website design and development industry. It is being considered as the second major release of 2016.The release of this new version brings some exciting new improvements for the website developers and also fixes several bugs. The beta version is already out and people have started trying it.SO, let’s explore more to find out the new features in wordpress 4.6. Native System FontsSince beginning, WordPress has been using Open Sans font from Google Fonts project, as its default font. This helps in making the admin interface look similar on various platforms and devices. Unfortunately, this affected the speed and relying on a third party project.To improve these shortcomings, the native System font feature is incorporated in 4.6 that can be used for the admin area. With this, your WordPress will load faster and make you feel like your native device and platform. This updation will only be reflected in the user interface elements inside WordPress admin area and won’t affect content areas including post editor which makes use of your theme’s editor style sheet for fonts. Editor EnhancementsWordpress has been a powerful and efficient website design and development tool because it offers myriads of opportunities to develop a website. Also, every time it releases a new version, it offers amazing new features and brings improvements to the post editor.And this time, WordPress 4.6 brings in some cool new improvements to the edit screen.At times, users end up adding an improper URL or broken link in a post that goes live when you publish the post. This no more would be a problem in Wordpress 4.6. This is because 4.6 will now attempt to check for broken or improper links in the Visual Editor. If it finds a broken link, it will highlight it with red dots, displaying the link URL in red. Ehanced Look of the Import ScreenWith this new version, it is super easy to import content from platform like Blogger, Tumblr, etc. using the Importer plugins. You can find this plugin on Import Page under the Tools menu option. Further, the import screen is easy to find and more readable.It makes use of shiny updates for installing importer plugins in the backdrop. This ensures the end to unwanted pop-ups asking for installing importer plugin. Updates for Plugins & ThemesThe new Wordpress version ensures increased page loading speed. Previously, when you installed a plugin or theme, it showed you a progress screen. This is no more a feature in the new version. WordPress 4.6 makes it faster to install and update your WordPress themes and plugins without the need to leave the page. Better Auto-Save and RecoveryWordPress 4.6 comes with an enhanced disaster recovery mode for the auto-save feature in the post editor. Previously, when users disabled revisions, it affected restoring drafts from browser cache and autosave feature.This issue is now fixed and users will be able to easily restore posts from browser backups and autosave. Miscellaneous ImprovementsWordPress 4.6 also brings lots of new improvements for developers. Here are some of those under the hood improvements.Resource Hints - Resource hints is a new W3C specification, which allows browser to connect and prefetch resources to improve performance. Persistent Comment Cache - WordPress 4.6 allows comments to be cached as a persistent object type. This means comment cache is properly validated and updated when there are changes. WP_Post_Type Class - WordPress 4.6 introduces the new WP_Post_Type class. It changes $wp_post_types to an array of WP_Post_Type objects. This provides methods to handle post type supports, rewrite rules, meta boxes, hooks, and taxonomies. 

    Mistakes you should avoid while writing CSS for WordPress Theme
    Common CSS Mistakes for WordPress Themes
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    WordPress Themes rule the internet. Almost one third of the websites are developed using WordPress templates and in order to survive in the competitive digital world, one has to learn the tricks of WordPress. However, working around WordPress is not a simple task and one has to toil hard in order to become an expert. So, for helping those who are trying to get things right, we have compiled a list of the common mistakes made by developers while creating CSS for WordPress themes and how they can avoid these errors.Common CSS Mistakes for WordPress Themes:Prior to creating this list, we took suggestions from a well-known Website Development Company and also from a WordPress Development Company .Their inputs helped us refine the results and present to you only the top 5 mistakes that are commonly made by the developers.Adding extra codes: The most common mistake made by developers is the addition of repetitive or redundant codes in their CSS. This mistake leads to slower loading and makes the theme look quite messy. One needs to understand that there are better and concise ways to do things in WordPress and the developers must seek veteran help while doing their initial projects in order to avoid these mistakes. Syntax Errors in CSS: Despite being well versed with CSS<, there are times when developers forget to imply the basic rules pertaining to CSS and due to this, there is a huge effect in the final outcome. These issues are largely due to carelessness and to avoid such issues, a developer can use CSS validators for finding out the errors. Selecting Wrong Template: Since there are files with common names like comments.php and comments-popup.php, one needs to be quite careful. Many a times, a developer selects the incorrect template and makes changes in that template. Such actions do more harm than good and can even mess up the entire theme. Always keep a backup file of every file that you are editing in order to make sure that if you go wrong, you can restore your work just as fast, says a prominent developer from a Website Designing Company . Placing files in the Wrong Place: This mistake is generally made by the newbies. All codes and files are placed in specific locations and you must adhere to these rules in order to develop a theme. For instance, the HTML codes are placed in the index.php files and all the PHP files are stored in the themes folder. Also, CSS files are always located inside the style.css file which is found in the theme folder. So, go through a proper module in order to understand the basics so that you do not make these mistakes. Multiple Choices for the Developers: Since there are a lot of choices available to the developers, they tend to mix up things. The most common blunder is to assign multiple references to a single selector file. In such cases, there is data processing conflict as all selectors start loading at once and cause issues. So, keep an eye while you’re using selectors and make sure that you take help from a veteran in your first project so that you can continue to work properly in future.So, avoid these 5 common mistakes made in WordPress by the developers and ensure proper WordPress theme development for your website.