Review of Wordpress 4.0 "Benny"

Yesterday, a Wordpress 4.0 release called “Benny” was released in honor of the jazz clarinet player and conductor, “Swing King” Benny Goodman . In the first few hours after the release, Wordpress 4 was downloaded over 200 thousand times. The third version of Wordpress has been downloaded over 300 million times and is successfully competing with Joomla for the title of the most popular CMS in the world.

Despite the fact that 4.0 is just a number between 3.9 and 4.1, the developers have invested a bit more in this release. The new version makes the process of writing posts and managing CMS even more convenient thanks to more than 100 new features and improvements in working with media files and an editor.

You can download the new version from the official site, update Wordpress from the control panel or install Infobox Jelastic in 1 click on the cloud hosting (for this we pack Wordpress 4 into Jelastic according to the JPS standard immediately after the release of this CMS).

Under a cat the review of the main changes of the new version of Wordpress 4.0.

A new kind of media grid

The media library is now displayed as a default image grid. When you click on an item, you will see a preview of the image and additional information that you can simply edit and quickly move to the next image.

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Using multiple selections, you can select multiple images at once and delete if necessary.

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Improved Editor

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Writing text in the Wordpress editor has become even more convenient. The visual editor is now expanding to accommodate all content, instead of using a scrollbar. When editing, fixed toolbars are now displayed when scrolling. Thus, the necessary tools are always at hand.

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oEmbed preview

Wordpress 4.0 added support for oEmbed previews for TED talks, Mixcloud, CollegeHumor, Issuu, Polldaddy, as well as support for YouTube playlists. The visual editor now displays previews for media files added via oEmbed links.

It looks like copying a link from the browser line of an open clip on Youtube and pasting the link directly into the Wordpress editor. A video will be inserted, which will be played both in the post and directly in the editor.

Updated plugin search and installation process

Wordpress 4.0 makes the process of finding plugins from the administration panel much easier. The plugin installer now displays them as cards in a grid. Extension authors can now add their own icons, which will be displayed in the installer.

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By clicking on the "details" link, you can see a description, ratings, reviews and information about expansion compatibility.

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Improved language support

If you install Wordpress 4 yourself, you can choose the language during installation.

You can also select the installation language directly from the main settings section of the Wordpress 4 control panel.

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