WordPress 4.9 is expected to be released on 14 November 2017. But with the first beta release of the upcoming CMS, you can check out the new features and changes coming.
Below we will see what comes with WordPress 4.9.Note: You can try the beta version locally on your computer or in a staging environment using the plugin WoPress Beta Tester.
Note that WordPress 4.9 is still under development, so some of the features we describe may not be released in the final release.
Save and schedule theme changes in Customizer
WordPress 4.9 will emulate clipboard theme customizations. So if you make changes to a topic using the customization tool, you'll have the option to save your changes as draft instead of live.
The new Customizer can publish the changes you made at a specific time, since WordPress 4.9 will allow you to schedule the change.
New Gallery Widget
The WrrdPress 4.8 brought new widgets for multimedia, rich text, audio, video and video. WordPress 4.9 will bring a new Gallery Widget.
It will allow you to create a Gallery and add it to all the widget areas that have your theme.
Add Media Button to Text Widget
With the new text widget, if you want to add an image, you should not write code. With the new media button, you can easily add images within the rich text widget.
Improved code processing experience
This code editor includes syntax highlighting, code suggestions, and auto-completion.
If there is a syntax error while processing your theme, then the new feature will automatically correct many of the common mistakes.
Do not like syntax highlighting? You can easily disable it from the user profile.
Removing the SWFUpload library from the kernel. #41752
Retrospective file search in plugin and theme editor. #6531
What would you like to see with the new WordPress?