Resource Hints: Resource hints help browsers decide which resources to fetch and preprocess. WordPress 4.6 adds them automatically for your styles and scripts, making your site even faster. Robust Requests: The HTTP API now leverages the Requests library, improving HTTP standard support and adding case-insensitive headers, parallel HTTP requests, and support for Internationalized Domain Names. WP Term Query and WP Post Type: A new WP Term Query class adds flexibility to query term information while a new WP Post Type object makes interacting with post types more predictable. Meta Registration API: The Meta Registration API has been expanded to support types, descriptions, and REST API visibility. Translations On Demand: WordPress will install and use the newest language packs for your plugins and themes as soon as they’re available from’s community of translators.

JavaScript Library Updates: Masonry 3.3.2, images loaded 3.2.0, MediaElement.js 2.22.0, TinyMCE 4.4.1, and Backbone.js 1.3.3 are bundled. Customizer APIs for Setting Validation and Notifications: Settings now have an API for enforcing validation constraints. Likewise, customizer controls now support notifications, used to display validation errors instead of failing silently. Multisite, now faster than ever: Cached and comprehensive site queries improve your network admin experience. The addition of WP_Site_Query and WP_Network_Query help craft advanced queries with less effort.

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WordPress 4.7 is already in the works, though the company didn’t specify a month for its release. That said, we would estimate it probably won’t be out before November.