WordPress 4.9 codenamed Tipton is now available for download or update from your wordpress dashboard. WordPress is a free open source content management system or blogging platform based on PHP and MySQL. This released named Tipton in honor of jazz musician and band leader Billy Tipton. What’s new in this 4.9 release?
This version comes with Draft and Schedule Site Design Customizations feature. Using this you can design you wordpress site and schedule those design changes to go live as you please. Now you can send the preview link to colleagues and customers and collect, integrate feedback before you schedule the changes to go live. WordPress 4.9 comes with new design lock feature to lock your draft design.
Wordpress now supports syntax highlighting and error checking for CSS editing and the Custom HTML widget. And it now supports warning on saving an error in code. This version of wordpress added a feature called Gallery Widget. Using this you can add a gallery via a widget. Another useful feature is now add images, video, and audio directly into the widget with Add Media button.
Some other important features are reliable theme switching, find and preview the perfect theme within the customizer, customizer JS API improvements and roles and capabilities improvements.