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WordPress 4.0 is Launched – What New Functionality is Provided ?

Published by on September 6, 2014

WordPress announced the launch of Version 4.0 on 4th September; we discuss in this article what this new version brings in terms of new functionality and why you should upgrade.

What is WordPress?

WordPress is the most implemented Web Content Management System in the World. Established in 2003, WordPress offers a large variety of functionality through 30,000+ plugins developed by its worldwide community of Developers.

What is Version 4.0?

Version 4.0 is also nicknamed “Benny” in hour of Jazz musician “Benny Goodman”. It’s not just another patch/minor release it’s a major evolution in the WordPress platform and takes a huge step from version 3.9. This version was collaboration between 275 WordPress contributors.

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A screenshot from the WordPress system

New Functionality Provided Overview

Here’s a list of some of the new functionality:

Smoother writing and management experience

Improved security

Improved ease of embedding objects

Improved ability to find the best related plugins

An expansion of the number of embed options (e.g. YouTube playlists and talks from TED)

A more visual browsing experience

Improved search capabilities

WordPress 4.0 New features Video

Click the link below to view the official WordPress video for version 4.0:

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