WordPress 4: New features & updates.

WordPress 4 is named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman. It is not a major update in terms of features and functionality. However, it streamlines and improves WordPress.

New features & updates include:

  1. Embedding URLs now has previews. Accessible in both the visual editor and the Insert from URL tab. To add a URL in the visual editor, just add the link on a new line.
  2. Better Content Editing. The content editor intelligently re-sizes as needed. Keyboard and cursor interactions have been updated in TinyMCE.
  3. New accessibility features. The Add Media panel and links in the help tabs are now keyboard accessible. Screen reader support has been added for the Customizer and widgets.
  4. Better plugin installation experience. More information and details when searching and installing plugins, including thumbnail images.
  5. Language choice during installation.
  6. Media Library has a new grid view. Grid view displays additional details on clicking an item.
  7. Widgets now get their own panels within the Customizer.