5 New Features For Your WordPress Site

Earlier this month WordPress released their latest interface, WordPress 3.9 or ‘Smith’ in honor of late great Jazz musician Jimmy Smith.

The latest update to the WordPress interface sees the introduction of some great new features along with some old favorites getting much needed updates.

WordPress Visual Editing Made Easier

The updated visual editor has improved speed and better support for mobile meaning easier editing on the go! But one of the most handy features is the ability to now strip any unwanted code when you copy and paste content from a third party source like Microsoft Word.

What does this mean? This means that your copied text will now be pasted as plain text, leaving behind any annoying font styles, sizes or formatting issues! Your content will be pasted as plain text ready for you to format inside the WordPress editor itself.

Crop Images Easier

Cropping images has now become much easier with the ability to crop, scale and resize images live inside the editor.

Image Uploading Made Easier

Although the ‘Drag-and-Drop’ image upload feature is nothing new, WordPress has simplified image uploading even further. By allowing users to simply drag and drop the desired image from your folder or desktop straight into the editor, they have reduced the need to continually open the Gallery.

Easier Galleries

Give your posts or pages a unique touch with dynamic photo galleries. Select the images you want to include and let WordPress do the rest.

Watch and Listen

Another advance is WordPress’ new playlist feature allowing you to create video and audio playlists using the content you have uploaded to your site. This is a great option for musicians or video bloggers looking to showcase their work.

So there you have it! The new WordPress 3.9 is definitely a right step forward for one of the most forward thinking open source content management systems out there.

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