Last week, WordPress launched Version 4.0 named “Benny,” in honor of jazz musician Benny Goodman. The new version boasts easier content management, video integration, and more.
First things first: Do you need to worry about upgrading your site? If you’re one our clients, the answer is no. We’ve already updated all of our sites and worked out any kinks that came up along the way. If you’re not already on our hosting plan, learn more about it here. If you need instructions on updating your own site to WordPress 4.0, click here.
Once you’ve updated to WordPress 4.0, enjoy smoother content creation with a new details preview for all media items and an upgraded text editor that expands to fit your content as you write. Embedding videos and tweets into posts is now as easy as copying and pasting the URL into the editor. WordPress 4.0’s new feature instantly embeds it into your post or page, saving you time and energy.
We’ve all battled with finding the right plugin amongst the over 30,000 options in the WordPress plugin directory. But battle no more – In WordPress 4.0, they’ve improved the search capability, added new metrics, and made the plugin directory experience much more visual.