Billie Holiday and WordPress
In case you weren’t aware, Matt Mullenweg, the founder of the company behind WordPress (Automattic), is a jazz fan, and, in fact, studied jazz saxophone at Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Hence, when updates are made to self-hosted WordPress, each version is named in honor of a jazz musician – such fun in business! Version 4.3 of WordPress, now available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard, is named “Billie” in honor of jazz singer Billie Holiday.
I think one of the niftiest updates included in this version is the addition of formatting shortcuts. Now you can use asterisks (*) to create lists and number signs (#) to make a heading.
Some of the other features are:
- Menus in the Customizer
- Site icons
- Better passwords