We pay our deepest gratitude to the awesome 275 contributors for their dedication in making WordPress 4.0, a real success, led by Helen Hou-Sandí.
We have been working for the past few days to test all the beta versions of WordPress 4.0. We have written about the beta 1, beta 2, and beta 3 and beta 4. The new version is named after an American Jazz and Swing icon, Benjamin David “Benny” Goodman.
Yesterday, I wrote about the pre-launch perspectives of the many influencers inside the WordPress ecosystem. It’s really fun to see people were excited about the newest WordPress version. I believe there’s not much difference in perception and reality as our folks know the best of WordPress.
What’s New in WordPress 4.0?
You can update your websites to WordPress 4.0. The only few things to keep in mind are mentioned below:
- Backup your site to recover in case of any errors.
- Check the compatibility of your plugins and themes with the new version.
- Need a quick test environment? Deploy your test site on Cloudways for free.
See this amazing video by WordPress.org
WordPress 4.0 “Benny” is now available, with a smoother, more seamless writing and management experience: http://t.co/HZCV7t6w7I
— WordPress (@WordPress) September 4, 2014
The Editor is now in an ideal state for bloggers. In WordPress 4.0, the Editor is fixed to the top and bottom with no second scroll on it. The toolbar of the Editor is fixed to the top, making life quite easy.
Seamless Media Embeds
I used to embed Tweets in my post usually. It was hard to work on Visual Editor with these embeds. Now, with WordPress 4.0 the embed content within the Visual Editor gives the perfect view.
New Plugin Browser
There are more than 30,000 plugins available in WordPress repository. Finding the plugin of your choice was not this easy before. The eye-catching UI adds beauty to your browser.
It would be great if you can read the experiences before using any plugin. Going to the more details, you can see the user reviews for all the plugins. It helps you to choose the right plugin for your WordPress website.
Media Library Grid
Media library has always its importance. We have seen the updates in WordPress Smith and it goes to a grid view in WordPress Benny.
WordPress 4.0 Features: The Infographic
We have the final version of WordPress 4.0 with us. Cloudways follows the tradition of displaying the features through an awesome infographic while listening to Benny’s famous song, Memories of You.
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Be the first to check out WordPress 5.0
Use our Staging feature before upgrading your website to WordPress 5.0.