B-B-B-Benny in WordPress

It seems like every couple of weeks WordPress has a new update available and I’m usually hesitant to click on that “Please update now” link every time I’m prompted. But today, I was pleasantly surprised when I updated one of my WP sites and met Benny, the new WordPress 4.0! What’s so cool about Benny? For authors, you’ll see these new features:

  1. Manage your media with style

    Explore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.

  2. Working with embeds has never been easier

    Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.

  3. Focus on your content

    Writing and editing is smoother and more immersive with an editor that expands to fit your content as you write, and keeps the formatting tools available at all times.

Next time you log in to your WordPress Admin site and you see the “Please update now” link, read my tutorial on How To Update WordPress. If this is just a little too much, contact me and I’ll be happy to do this update for you for a flat fee.