benny-goodmanWordPress released its newest version just last week! As you probably know, every major WordPress version comes with a nickname. This particular version is fondly called “Benny,” honoring a jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. ( announced this new release on their blog post ).

Watch this introductory video by to learn the new features of WordPress 4.0.

 Here are some of the highlights of the new features of WordPress 4.0 (please note some of the features might not be available, depending on the themes you use):


Enhanced media library view

When you go to media library, you’ll see that only the thumbnails can be shown in a grid layout, making it so much easier to find what you are looking for. The details view of each media is more intuitive now. You can even play videos/audios right in the media details view, too.

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Finding the right plugin got so much easier

We all know one of the powerful aspects of WordPress is its plugins. But finding the right plugin can be a time-consuming process. WordPress 4.0 introduced a very intuitive plugin viewer. It’s now more visual, easy to navigate, and provides all the info right in your dashboard. 

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Embed object can now be viewed better in the Visual Editor

Don’t you sometimes end up spending extra time, trying to show an embed object correctly by going back and forth between the WordPress editor (where you just see the codes) and the Preview screen (where you can see how the object will actually look on your site)? WordPress now supports some embeddable objects to show up right in the Visual Editor as they will look once published. What a time-saver! Go here to find out which embeds are supported by WordPress 4.0.


Check it out:

Time-saving features for the Page/Post Content

With WordPress 4.0, it’s so much easier to keep writing content without scrolling all over the place! They made the Visual Editor expand and formatted better as you enter the content. In the meantime, the items on the right sidebar (“Publish,” “Category,” etc.) do not move around. No more manually having to change the editor screen size nor constantly scrolling up and down when entering page/post content!


Not sure how to update your WordPress site to WordPress 4.0? Click on below to see some tips!

You can Click Here for the Instructions on
Updating Your Site to the Newest Version of WordPress

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