WordPress releases 4.6, with faster theme & plugin management

WordPress is prioritizing speed with version 4.6 of its uber-popular content management software, which is now available for download from WordPress.org or via existing dashboards.

This version speeds up the management of both themes and plugins by allowing both to be added, updated or deleted from a single page — no need to click back and forth between the main Themes page and a separate “Add Theme” page, for example.

WordPress says the admin dashboard will also load faster because it uses the native fonts that are already installed on your operating system.

There are also small updates to the editor, such as easier content recovery if you lose your internet connection and an inline link checker that alerts you if you’re about to add a link to a URL that doesn’t exist. Beyond that, the 4.6 announcement also details a number of “under the hood” updates.

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