WordPress 3.9, also known as "Smith" in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, was released this past week. There are a number of refinements and performance enhancements that you should know about. They primarily address a smoother media editing experience. Specifically the changes address:
- Improved visual editing
- Edit images easily
- Drag and drop your images
- Gallery previews
- Audio and video playlists
- Live widget and header previews
- Stunning new theme browser
In addition to these new features, the team of 267 developers addressed many bug fixes and performance enhancements. To help you get started with Version 3.9, the free video training available on this site has been updated. If you haven't registered yet, sign-up today to take advantage of this fantastic way to learn.
By the way, the Winning With WordPress Basics eBook will be updated shortly to include all of the WordPress 3.9 changes. If you've purchased the eBook, you will be notified of the newest released and will be able to download it for free.