WordPress 3.9

The long awaited WordPress 3.9 finally made its debut today. WordPress.org today announced the WordPress version 3.9, naming it as “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith. You can download the new release now from WordPress.org/Download (it’s 6.0MB). The new version comes with better media editing, gallery previews among other options.

What’s New With WordPress 3.9?

  • Improved visual editing: The new WordPress version brings better speed, accessibility as well as mobile support. You can now paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling.
  • Edit images easily: With quicker access to crop and rotation tools, it’s now much easier to edit your images while editing posts. You can also scale images directly in the editor to find just the right fit.
  • Drag and drop your images: Uploading your images is easier than ever. Just grab them from your desktop and drop them in the editor.
  • Gallery Previews: Galleries display a beautiful grid of images right in the editor, just like they do in your published post.
  • Audio and video: Images have galleries; with with new version, it gets an addition of simple audio and video playlists, so you can showcase your music and clips.
  • Live Widgets: Add, edit, and rearrange your site’s widgets right in the theme customizer.
  • Stunning new theme browser: Looking for a new theme should be easy and fun. Lose yourself in the boundless supply of free WordPress.org themes with the beautiful new theme browser.