Wordpress 4.7 has arrived with super cool Twentyseventeen theme

Yes ! Wordpress has just brought it’s latest version 4.7 with a brand new theme Twentyseventeen. Perhaps we all have been waiting for this theme.

Let’s take a look what new features has been included in this new “Twentyseventeen” theme…

1. Full screen big header

The new Twentyseventeen has included a big full screen header area and a menu bar below it. You can change image of the header and your site’s title will be shown on it. Crazy thing is, this header supports video background !

2. Video background in header

If you open the customize panel from Appearance > Customize > Header Media You will notice a new section has been added to add video. Your video must be in .mp4 format and the recommended size is 2000 X 1200 pixels.

3. Easily modify/customize front page

You may already know that premium wordpress themes include options so that you can easily customize or modify your pages; specially the front-page. But now you can easily customize your front page using Theme Options located under Appearance menu. There is 4 sections available. You can select pages to show on each sections and show a featured images by setting up a featured image in page editor.

4. Add custom CSS (Live preview)

Yep! Now you can add your own custom CSS codes. To do that go to: Appearance > Customize > Additional CSS and add your own CSS codes. So you don’t have to add third party frameworks or plugins to add custom CSS codes or hire any developers. ; )

5. Preview PDF files in media gallery

In previous versions of wordpress ( till 4.6.1 ) a default icon had been shown instead of the specific PDF file’s thumbnail. Now in wordpress 4.7 you can see PDF files are showing thumbnails containing it’s contents.

6. Edit shortcut icons in customizer live preview

If you open Appearance > Customize, you can see cool and small Edit icons. Now you don’t have to surf through the customizer menus, just click on that icon where you want to make changes and it will automatically take you to that specific customzation panel ! Really cool right ?