WordPress version 4.3 (Billie) is now available


WordPress version 4.3 was released yesterday and is available for download.
 
It includes a few nice new security features. Strong passwords are now generated as default. Users are notified by email of changes to their password or email.
 
Another useful new feature is the ability to create site icons (favicons), the icons that are displayed in browser tabs. In the past, you would have had to manually upload your favicon.ico file. Other features include: navigation menus managed within the theme customizer; comments switched off on pages by default; and improvements to the editor.
 
Upgrade to WordPress 4.3 has to be initiated manually. Don’t forget to carry out a full backup before you start.
 
WordPress 4.3 is named after the fabulous Billie Holiday. Here’s a link to her singing Strange Fruit, her 1939 protest song about the racist lynchings of African Americans.