WordPress 4.0 “Benny” is here.

WordPress update 4.0 is live and with us now, ready for you download or update and existing site. This one is named for Benny Goodman in case you were wondering.

This update focuses on making adding your content easier and more streamlined. Read on to find out everything you need to know.

The editing page, for pages and posts is now much more intuitive, keeping controls and menus visible no matter where you scroll on the page when creating your content. Embedding content, Youtube videos, tweets etc, has never been easier. Just paste the url directly into the Visual editor and the media will just appear inline as you are editing. No need to fiddle with embed codes or having to go into preview and more to see if everything has worked.

The Plugin Browser has been overhauled making it easier to find plugins, with clearer thumbnails and descriptions making the process much easier and faster.

The media browser has also seen great changes, You now have an infinite scroll on your media library, and new easier to use details view which allows media such and audio and video to be played directly from the details view.

Nothing ground breaking in this update, but some nice polish added. I really like the new smart embedding feature. One of the most common difficulties I’ve encountered with clients and new users of WordPress was that embedding media for the first time gets a little tricky. Now that’s a thing of the past provided you update to WordPress 4.0. Saving you time and making you more productive.

Make sure all your WordPress sites are up to date, so they are optimised and above all secure. If you are unsure about how to go about it, contact you website’s administrator or give Dash Dot Development an call, we would be more than happy to do it for you.

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