WordPress 3.9 has arrived. Drag and drop image uploading, plus gallery thumbnail previews are just a few of the new editing features that are part of making this one of the best releases ever. Here is a roundup of the best articles introducing the new features and what you need to know about upgrading.
Watch this video from WordPress and learn how the release “closes the gap between editing and publishing.” By the way, WordPress Devs – thanks for adding built in support for pasting from Microsoft Word so no one will never muck up their site again. Whoever remembered to use that “paste for word ” button, until after you pasted and made a mess?
You’ll love these new features:
Drag and drop images
Easy image editing
Audio and video playlists
Live header and widget previews
New theme browser
WordPress 3.9 “Smith”
A Video Overview of WordPress 3.9
BobWP has put together a great screencast video of the new features in action. You’ll be glad you watched it as Bob is such a great teacher. If you are new to WordPress or want to expanded your expertise check out Bob’s tutorials. In addition to his very informative blog, you can join BobWP tutorials for access to a complete suite of WordPress training materials. Learn best one-on-one hands on? Engage Bob for your own personal training session.
What’s New in WordPress 3.9 Beta – Before and After Pictures
Envato makes it easy to see just what is changed with before and after visuals. Published during the public beta testing phase of the build, the article addresses both Developers and Users. Big green buttons allow you to quickly click to the areas that suit your interests as User or Developer.
Common Issues and Troubleshooting WordPress 3.9
You’ve done it – backed up your site and updated WordPress. You did backup before pushing the update button right? Hopefully everything went smoothly, but if it didn’t this article address common issues and their fixes.
Heads up – Ultimate TinyMCE will not work with WP 3.9
The Ultimate TinyMCE plugin has been rebuilt and released as WP Edit. Please follow the plugin developer’s instructions on updating there is a specific order to follow.
WordPress only gets better with each release. If you are not doing the care and tending of your site by keeping up with updates you are really missing out on great new features. Not to mention putting your site at security risk. Update today and starting enjoying all the benefits right away!