WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 (aka Benny): What’s new?

A new version of the most used open source CMS worldwide, WordPress, has been launched this week. WordPress 4.0 (aka “Benny” in honour of jazz clarinettist Benny Goodman) introduces new changes to make the platform even more user friendly, making it easier to introduce 3rd party content.

Regarding the new changes introduced, the main changes are related to the visual content with better previews for different files such as images .bmp and preview of the embedded content on the visual editor content box. There are also new supported oEmbed content providers such as Issue, TED Talks, Mixcloud or Youtube playlists.

There are some changes affecting the editor content box such as the page scrolling (now scrolls post content box) and the Edit Post/Page menu bar (now will stick to top of content box, making it easier for the user while editing/adding new content). The feature Colour picker has been added again to the visual editor.

Regarding the plugins list, now they will be shown as a grid including thumbnails adding a popup windows with the information from plugin’s directory page such as comments and features. Also it has added a “Beta Testing” tab to plugins screen for new features-as-plugins.

Other changes affect the language management making the platform more accessible in other countries such as the possibility to Install WordPress in your language and Streamlined Language management right from the dashboard.

These new changes are already implemented in lots of websites, however they affect more of the back office. You can see the full list of changes in the official WordPress website.

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