Introducing WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

We have run a complete test on our entire WordPress Themes collection using the latest WordPress 4.7 Vaughan and all is fully compatible

By Claudio Pires
Updated on July 25, 2022
Introducing WordPress 4.7 “Vaughan”

Version 4.7 of WordPress, named “Vaughan” in honor of legendary jazz vocalist Sarah “Sassy” Vaughan, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in 4.7 help you get your site set up the way you want it.

We have run a complete test on our entire WP Themes collection using the latest release of WordPress 4.7, and all our templates are fully compatible with the new upgrade. The performance of the site also has some improvement because of this new WordPress library. All developers are working hard to keep our theme up-to-date and better for all our clients every day.

Introducing WordPress 4.7 "Vaughan"

You can check out our entire themes collection at and take a look at our demonstrative theme websites running WP-4.7 CMS. See all about WP upgrade at

The most noticeable of these features is the video header. You can now add MP4 videos, which will be used as header media, looped infinitely. This brings a widely-used feature to a core theme. So is an important step in embracing more than just images as media at WordPress Vaughan.

Otherwise, the theme is pretty standard. I personally like it more than Twenty Sixteen, but I still favor Twenty Fifteen for its minimalist yet effective approach.
Firstly, the Twenty Seventeen default WP-theme in action.

Twenty Seventeen does a great job of showing off some under-the-hood features. If you head over to the Customizer in the WP-admin, you’ll see the editing guides. A welcome addition that allows you to click on what you want to modify instead of guessing where the appropriate setting can be found.

Check out the WordPress Vaughan guide

WordPress 4.7 packs a lot of punch, and I highly recommend looking through the full field guide on the various changes. I have not covered many of the developer-focused features in this post, because Aaron has curated the Make Core posts that do a better job of it.

Also, check out the Codex page for WordPress 4.7 for more information on features and links to specific tickets.

Introducing WordPress-4.7 “Vaughan” – Visualmodo

Claudio Pires

Claudio Pires is the co-founder of Visualmodo, a renowned company in web development and design. With over 15 years of experience, Claudio has honed his skills in content creation, web development support, and senior web designer. A trilingual expert fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish, he brings a global perspective to his work. Beyond his professional endeavors, Claudio is an active YouTuber, sharing his insights and expertise with a broader audience. Based in Brazil, Claudio continues to push the boundaries of web design and digital content, making him a pivotal figure in the industry.