WordPress 4.7: Customizer

In WordPress 4.7 the customizer gets even easier to use. The experimental feature by Weston Ruter has been merged into WP Core.

When looking at your site through the customizer, you now see blue circles with the edit pens next to the place where you can edit. See below video how this works. I like it what do you think?

The hope is that this feature will take some of the guesswork out of using various themes and how to customize it. Now you just click on the blue circle and the right customizer panel will open up so you can edit it immediately.

WPTavern reports, that although there is a default Theme support available, most theme developers would need to specifically enable the various methods for their theme. If you are a theme developer you can read more about it on Jeff Chandler’s post which as the various documentation links for you.

WordPress 4.7 is scheduled to be released on December 6th, 2016.

Let us know in the comment if you’d like to access the beta.wpswfl.org to test it yourself.


WordPress 4.7: Toolbar changed

Top Row

  • Paragraph/Heading now in the top row now, so it’s easier to format subheaders in your blog posts.
  • Horizontal line in second row
  • Strikethrough in second row.

Second Row

  • Paragraph/Heading now in the top row
  • Horizontal line in the 2nd row
  • Strikethrough moved to 2nd row
  • Underlined removed
  • Justified removed

Always good to point out when talking WordPress Toolbar: 

  • More button – better navigation of Homepage/Category/Archive pages
  • Paste as Text – keep your sanity
  • Remove formatting – keep your links and your sanity.

WordPress 4.7 PDF Thumbnails

In the header you see how it works on supported hosting (here: wpenging.com)

Ciclovia Poster December 2016 – letter size

Why are we not seeing Thumbnails?

WPTavern notes some prerequisites for this to work:

In order to generate the previews, the web hosting server needs to support Imagick, ImageMagick, and Ghostscript. It might very well be that our server is not supporting this. It runs a rather old version of PHP.


Cookies and bears getting ready to deploy!

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Test with multiple images attached

It’s supposed to be creating a gallery when more than one image is sent. Let’s see if that works:

Testing Contact Form

Please fill out this form and we get back to you in an jiffy!


[contact-form to=’birgit.pauli@gmail.com’ subject=’User on WPWFL’][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Email’ type=’email’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’Website’ type=’url’/][contact-field label=’Comment’ type=’textarea’ required=’1’/][contact-field label=’What car do you drive?’ type=’radio’ required=’1′ options=’Volvo,Toyota,Nissan,Ferrari’/][/contact-form]

What’s New on #wpswfl and #t4gswfl via oEmbedAPI – now in 4.4

On this post we collect snippets of post on other websites, using the oEmbedAPI plugin to embed WordPress post as easily as tweets or YouTube videos. The plugin needs to be available on the website delivering the snippets. (10/23) OEmbedAPI plugin has made it into WordPress 4.4 Beta 1 version and disabled my beta site a minute or so, until I deactivated the earlier plugin, the fun of beta testing:-)  Now this blog runs on WordPress 4.4 Beta 2 and this is out oEmbed works when part of core.

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