WordPress 4.0 Benny Features and How to Update Guide

Last Updated On : Friday, September 5, 2014
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WordPress has released its next stable version 4.0 to the bloggers and this version is named as “Benny”. The name was in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. The update was released globally and all the wordpress users can avail this update.

This version of wordpress has 4 major updates and many other bug fixes. Below are the 4 main updates available in this version.

  • Intuitive Editing
  • Seamless Media Embeds
  • New Plugin Browser
  • Media Library Grid

Intuitive Editing :

Editing the content is now more immersive and smoother experience. The editor will expands to fit your content as you write, and keeps the formatting tools available throughout the content.

Seamless Media Embeds :

You can embed YouTube, tweets to your wordpress post by pasting the URL of them. You can also preview videos and the embeds in drafting mode itself.

New Plugin Browser :

Plugins page has complete makeover which has new metrics, improved search and a visual browsing experience.

Media Library Grid :

Media Library grid is easy to use and new details preview was available to edit the media details.

How to Update Guide :

You can manually download the WordPress 4.0 version from its official website here. If you’re already using a wordpress blogging platform, just sign in and you will be notified about the update. Click on the update button and within seconds the update will be applied to your wordpress. Once update completes you will prompted to re-login.

You can check the complete list features and change logs here.

Note : Before you update just take a backup of your wordpress, I recommend this, in case of any issues you can restore the wordpress with your backup.

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