Just like you would expect the sun to rise tomorrow, you can expect the WordPress team to continue to release new site updates. This time, the team has released WorPress version 4.9.8 ensuring that it continues with the tradition of updating your WordPress.
Let’s look at what this new version has in store for all WordPress users.
WordPress version 4.9.8 update available focuses on:
. Try Gutenberg Callout
. Privacy Fixes/Enhancements
First: Try Gutenberg Callout
Try Gutenberg Callout will ensure that WordPress users get a notice in their dashboard. This update provides the opportunity for WordPress users to tryout the Gutenberg block editor before it’s officially released in WordPress 5.0.
In the latest updates of WordPress 4.9.8, the Try Gutenberg Callout feature will show the following to the users:
. If Gutenberg isn’t activated or installed, the callout feature will be availed to the Admin users on single websites and Super Admin users on multi-websites.
. If Gutenberg is activated or installed, the callout feature will be availed to the above users as well as Contributor users.
. If the Classic Editor extension or plugin is activated or installed, the callout feature will be hidden from all users.
Next: Privacy Fixes/Enhancements
The Privacy Fixes/Enhancements features 18 Privacy fixes that focus on providing flexibility and consistency in the latest personal data tools/folders that were included in WordPress version 4.9.6. They include the following:
. The kind of request being verified is now available in the subject section or line for all privacy verification emails.
. Pagination for concealment application admins screens can easily be changed now.
. Enhanced consistency with website name being used for confidential emails in multi-websites.
. Improved the test coverage for different core privacy tasks.
We have only looked at the main highlight of the 4.9.8 release, but there is one more thing that we should talk about. Therefore, in addition to the two main focuses, another change in WordPress version 4.9.8 is that the developer can now catalog eta keys for item subtypes.
Registering Metadata in in WordPress 4.9.8
The new updates support not only the entire item type (users, comments, terms, posts) but also for a particular item subtype (for instance, specific taxonomy or post type).
Head over to your Dashboard, go to Updates and Click “Update Now” or simply download WordPress 4.9.8 from WordPress home page. However, if your website supports auto background updates, then you don’t need to worry because the updates will be updated automatically.
This will not affect the current classification of your WordPress items. It only means that you have a chance to add extra categories to provide a specific thing when posting your comment, making it easier to find a certain thing.
We can only say thank you to the team at WordPress for working tirelessly every day to ensure that our WordPress sites function better. We will keep you updated for any other update that will come up in the future, in the meantime, keep it as we wait for the next version of WordPress.