WordPress 3.9 Smith What’s New
Smooth Editing User Experience
Now with new version of TinyMCE is just great. You can easily format things in it. E.g. When you used to paste the messy formatting of your writer who gave you content in Microsoft Word. Now in this new editor it removes it automagically.
Image Editing is as easy as it could be
The updated visual editor has a lot of improvements
- Improved speed
- Mobile support
See below, how easy is it to resize the images
Drag and drop your images O Yeah!
Drag & drop your images directly into the visual editor, which makes your work flow easier than ever. I used Faster Image Insert plugin for this all these years, and now I guess I don’t have to tell you how much handy is this feature.
Gallery preview just like front end
The beautiful gallery grid which everyone used to find at the front end after publishing the post, can now be found directly into the admin panel. These gallery previews will be life savers for photography WordPress bloggers
Header & Widgets with Live Privew
Theme customizer now allows you to add, edit or remove the header & widgets in a live manner. No “save and surprise” — preview your changes live and only save them when you’re ready.
While customizing your WordPress Theme now you will enjoy the capability of WordPress 3.9 to crop the images for headers.
Theme browser looks stunning
Finding a nice free WordPress theme is a lot easier when you are using WordPress 3.9 stunning theme browser. Update your blog and find out about this theme browser in Appearance tab.
Under the Hood
Semantic Captions and Galleries
Theme developers have new options for images and galleries that use intelligent HTML5 markup.
Inline Code Documentation
Every action and filter hook in WordPress is now documented, along with expanded documentation for the media manager and customizer APIs.
Updated libraries: TinyMCE 4, jQuery 1.11, Backbone 1.1, Underscore 1.6, Plupload 2, MediaElement 2.14, Masonry 3.
Improved Database Layer
Database connections are now more fault-resistant and have improved compatibility with PHP 5.5 and MySQL 5.6.
New Utility Functions
Identify a hook in progress with
doing_filter(), and manipulate custom image sizes with
Plugins and themes registering custom image sizes can now register suggested cropping points. For example, prevent heads from being cropped out of photos with a top-center crop.