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:
- 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.
- Better Content Editing. The content editor intelligently re-sizes as needed. Keyboard and cursor interactions have been updated in TinyMCE.
- 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.
- Better plugin installation experience. More information and details when searching and installing plugins, including thumbnail images.
- Language choice during installation.
- Media Library has a new grid view. Grid view displays additional details on clicking an item.
- Widgets now get their own panels within the Customizer.