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WordPress 3.9 “Smith” Ready to Install or Update

WordPress version 3.9 with a name “Smith” is ready to make a big changes for your WordPress experience. A lot of improvements and to do work with this version is much more easier and much more fun. WordPress 3.9 is named after popular African-American jazz organist Jimmy Smith.

What was improved? I can say, that really a lot  – the whole system looks not more different as one version before, but as i was able to see many small details are already changed like a smoother media editing with drag and drop function, gallery previews, available to do more with audio and video, live widget and header previews and other… but more you can read about every kind of improvement in official WordPress website.

More breethly about every feature.

Better Editing

The new visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into it from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling.

WordPress 3.9 uses the power of TinyMCE 4.0 which was updated with many changes like:

  • New UI and UI API.
  • New theme.
  • Revamped events system/API.
  • Better code quality, readability and build process.
  • Lots of (inline) documentation.

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Better Image Editing

Editing images on your WordPress blog post is much easier and fun now, you have more options to play around with the images within the visual editor.

Just click on the image and select edit and get started, you can even crop the images with the visual editor by selecting edit original option.

The drag and drop image option makes it real easy for you to just drag any image from your computer to the editor without any hassle.

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Gallery Previews

Galleries display a beautiful grid of images right in the editor, just like they do in your published post.

gallery-previewsBetter Widget Management

This is another nice improvement on WordPress 3.9, now you can add, edit, and rearrange your site’s widgets right in the theme customizer. preview your changes live and only save them when you’re ready.

Widget-ManagementCreate Audio/Video Playlists

WordPress 3.9 has simple audio and video playlists, so that you can showcase your music and clips effectively.

Audio-PlaylistBetter New Theme Browser

Some really amazing enhancements done on the WordPress 3.8 theme browsing experience and it is much better in WordPress 3.9. You get the search results real quick.

Just type the theme niche and you will be presented with options instantly.

Theme-SearchOverall the WordPress 3.9 is an amazing update, there are number of small and visible changes, hope this will be a great experience for all WordPress users.

Articles via Mooxi, WordPress.org & IndexWP

 

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