WordPress 4.4 “Clifford” Blows Into Town

WordPress 4.4 Update Now Available

Hello again,

WordPress has dropped another update on us bloggers.

WordPress version 4.4 is now available for download.

The new “Clifford” WP release offers some tasty improvements. You may wish to update just to take advantage of any security changes 4.4 may give you.


The WordPress mavens named version 4.4 “Clifford” in a nod to legendary jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown, following the WordPress tradition of naming releases after jazz musicians.

It can be installed either by download or as an update in your WordPress dashboard.

Better connectivity and responsiveness are the highlights of the new release. Version 4.4 also introduces the new Twenty Sixteen WordPress theme — a handsome new edition with multiple color options.

The most significant visible change is that WordPress 4.4 now makes all images responsive on any device. You don’t need to do anything to your theme to get this power, it just works.

Embed Posts More Easily on WordPress Sites

Simply drop a post URL into the editor for an instant embed preview. It’ll include the title, an excerpt, and a featured image, if you’ve set one. WordPress will even include your site icon and links for comments and sharing.

Be sure to back up your WordPress install before you update to avoid any glitches!