New Features in WordPress 3.7.1

WordPress 3.7 has been released. This new version, which is named “Basie” after the jazz musician Count Basie, ships with some refreshing changes. Most WordPress maintenance releases are nothing to write home about, but WordPress 3.7.1 is one for the history books. This is the first maintenance release where users don’t have to lift a finger to get their sites upgraded.

There are some important changes coming your way. WordPress 3.7 will be mainly focused on security and stability of the WordPress core. Let’s take a look at what new features are coming in WordPress 3.7.1

Automatic Updates:

One of the most anticipated features of WordPress 3.7 is automatic updates. This makes the entire WordPress ecosystem stronger by making each individual installation more secure.

Improved WordPress Search:

The default WordPress search is not the best. This is why many users depends on other sources like SearchWP or even Google custom search for their sites. In WordPress 3.7.1 you will find display search results by relevancy rather than in a reverse chronological order.

Password Strength Monitor:

One of the most common reasons of hacking accounts are weak passwords. This is why in WordPress 3.7, the core team decided to add a new password strength that will encourage users to choose stronger passwords.

WordPress 3.7 is currently in Beta, and there is very little chance that any new features will be added to it. However it is still possible that the final release can be different. If you want to check beta version in your system then first you install wordpress on local server and install beta tester plugin.