New multimedia widgets in WordPress 4.8

09 Jun New multimedia widgets in WordPress 4.8

For many years I have toiled with adding plugins or just raw HTML code to allow clients to place videos or images in widgets.

Finally, with the release of WordPress 4.8, the core widgets now include the following:

  • Videos from any of the main sources such as YouTube or Vimeo
  • Images, such as a jpeg or png
  • Audio
  • HTML editor included for the text widget….at last!

I’m really happy with this release because it will mean less plugins, and the HTML editor will make it much easier for regular users to use the Text widget without the need to know HTML.

Well done WordPress team!

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