The latest and greatest version of the most popular CMS platform in the world WordPress is now available. WordPress powers 19% of all websites and has 46m downloads. Version 3.9 of WordPress named Smith, in honour of American Jazz musician, Jimmy Smith is now available for download and auto-update for all clients.
The new version adds a lot of updates most notably on the visual editor, media editing, galleries, native audio and video capabilities.
Features of WordPress 3.9
Improved Visual Editing:
The TinyMCE Visual editor is now upgraded to 4.0 and comes with better speed, accessibility and mobile support. Also pasting directly from Microsoft Word won’t mess up your styling and formatting.
You can now edit, scale, crop and rotate images. You can scale images directly in the editor view using drag handles.
Drag and Drop images
WordPress 3.3 came with the ability to drag and drop images to upload images to the media library. WordPress 3.9 takes this a step further with being able to drag and drop images directly on the editing screen. Now only if they roll out Copy and Paste images
While previously you would see a widget where the gallery was, the new version of WordPress shows your exact gallery in the Visual Editor.
Audio and Video Playlists
WordPress builds up on Native Audio and Video Support with support for Native Audio and Video Playlists.
Live widget previews
You can also view live previews of your Widgets in the Appearance Customiser. Please note that the theme needs to enable this for you to view the widgets.
Updated theme browser
The fancy new theme browser from 3.8 has been rolled out to the Add themes section making it look a lot more sexier.