21 Aug Coming Soon WordPress 4.0
WordPress 4.0 beta 4 is likely to be the final beta before WordPress 4.0 is available to the general public for download. Let’s take a look at what is coming up with WordPress 4.0.
1. Better language support during installation
In the past you would have to download your language version of WordPress before installing it. Now during the initial installation setup, WordPress 4.0 allows users to choose the language for their site.
2. Media Grid
The media library in WordPress 4.0 has a grid view option now so you can view all your images quickly. If you click on an image, a popup will appear to edit image information.
3. Editor improvements
The editor toolbar now sticks to the top as you scroll down the page. Giving you easy access to the editor buttons while you type.
4. Embed links
Another new feature with the WordPress 4.0 editor is the ability to view embeds from pasting a YouTube, Twitter, WordPress.tv URL. Support has been added for TED Talks, Mixcloud, CollegeHumor and YouTube Playlists too.
5. Theme customiser – Widgets
Widgets are now in their own panel within the theme customiser. This great feature started in WordPress 3.9 allows you to add widgets within the customiser window.
6. New plugin layout
In the new release of WordPress 4.0, the plugin layout has been given a new lick of paint. The plugins are now in a grid layout with additional information like number of downloads, when the plugin was last update, whether the plugin is tested with your version of WordPress.