WordPress 4.0 has arrived!
The release of 4.0 — honorably named “Benny” after jazz and swing musician Benny Goodman — was led by Helen Hou-Sandí, with the help of a whopping 275 contributors, which according to the announcement is a new high.
4.0 brings with it a slew of new features aimed to enhance the overall writing, creating, and publishing experience in WordPress.
Here are some of the highlighted features:
- Managing your media uploads in the library is more seamless than ever — now displaying media in a beautiful, endless grid.
- Embedding content on WordPress is now an effortless task, and offers an expansive selection of supported default embeds.
- There have been meaningful tweaks made to the autosave process.
- The editor has been improved to fit your content as you write for optimized content creation.
- There’s a new plugin browser, which makes finding the right plugin both simple and convenient.
- New playlist for audio and video has been added to the media uploader.
- Copy and pasting written content from Microsoft Word is more seamless than ever before.
WordPress 4.0 is available for download, or you can go ahead and update it through your dashboard!
Have you updated to 4.0 yet? Share your favorite feature in the comments below!
Marie Dodson is the assistant editor at Torque. She graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Biology and Society. She enjoys wine, good books, and travel.