Today WordPress 4.0 or “Benny” was released, all designed to bring you a smoother writing and management experience inside your dashboard.

The highlights of the release include:

  • Enhanced Media Management: View your uploads in an endless grid. A new details preview provides even better editing.
  • Easier Visual Embeds: Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and it becomes an embedded video. It’s even easy to do¬† with a tweet and other embeddable content. The editor now shows a true preview of your embedded content.
  • Immersive Writing and Editing: Get a smoother experience with an editor that expands to fit your content as you write. Love that the formatting tools are available at all times.
  • Find the Right Plugin: You’ll find an improved search and a more visual browsing experience when looking at those 30,000 plugins.

Check out the video:

We recommend that you hold off a few weeks before upgrading to this zero release. Once those bugs are worked out, then go for it. If you need help keeping your site up-to-date, please contact us.