New Year, Start With a Website Refresh

Top Five 2017 WordPress Updates.



Every year WordPress release a new theme with plenty of new features and this year is no different. The new Twenty Seventeen theme is ideal for business websites that feature a large header area with a full-screen image or video. There are also multiple different sections on the homepage where you can tailor to suit your contents and desired call to action.

Here is a quick preview of the new Twenty Seventeen theme at


1. Video Headers

Video header shares the company brand value in an engaging and compelling way. It is customers first impression to make your company look professional and trustworthy. WordPress 4.7 now provides developers with the opportunity to include video headers in their themes. Users can then easily update this via the Customizer.


2. Setup Your Site in One Flow

The Customizer will now help you through the setup of a theme with a live preview of the changes.


3. Improved Menu Building

With WordPress 4.7 you can now add pages directly within the menu editor, making it easier to build out the structure of your site. When you’re finished, you can simply jump into the pages to add your content.


4. Custom CSS and Live Previews

One of the great new features of WordPress 4.7 is the ability to now add some custom CSS directly via the Customizer so you can preview the changes before you publish them.


5. PDF Thumbnail Previews

If you use Inbound marketing tools such as Hubspot you probably have a library full of downloadable Ebooks. Now you will be able to view a thumbnail of the first page of your PDF within the Media Library rather than a default icon. Yay..finally.


Check out the WordPress blog for a full lineup of what’s new. I’d love to hear other ideas how you can enhance your site using the new WordPress 4.7 updates. Although, be really cautious of clicking the update button. Back up your site, database before you do. Our talented website designers can assist if you need a smooth transition.

Enjoy the start of 2017!

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