WordPress 4.3 "Billie" Brings Improvements to Customizer, Passwords & More

WordPress, the world's most popular CMS bar none, has rolled out its latest update.

In keeping with WordPress' tradition of naming their updates after musicians, version 4.3 has been called "Billie", after Billie Holiday.

Here's a video detailing all the latest WordPress features.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WECBz7-MC3c

Customizer Menus, Icon Management & Better Passwords

First up, WordPress users can now manage their menus directly from the Customizer interface.


It's now easy to build a menu, update it, and assign it, all while live-previewing in Customizer. The newly streamlined Customizer design provides a mobile-friendly and accessible interface.

The Customizer tool also now boasts a site icon manager.


This enables users to adjust icons for browser tabs, bookmark menus, and on the home screen of mobile devices. A nifty little branding feature.

And finally, passwords are now far more secure out of the box.


When resetting a password, users will no longer receive passwords via email. Instead, they’ll get a password reset link. Furthermore, WordPress will automatically generate a secure password when new user are added.

To find out more about WordPress 4.3 Billie, check out the official blog announcement.

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