1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Welcome to WordPress 4.0 Benny

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by shezboy, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    I logged in to one of my WP installs today and was greeted with the message to upgrade to WP 4.0 Benny (Goodman)....

    At first glance I am really impressed with the features of this update/version. In fact WP has been crying out for these new features for a long time now and it will make writing posts a much more pleasant experience.

    The updates made to the 'media' section will make life so much easier which includes being to embed YT videos or Tweets and getting live previews rather than having to save a draft and then going to preview it. It makes editing a post that contains media SO much easier and I think that's where the emphasis lies with this update.

    Have a look at the WP video that shows these new features and see what you think.

    https://wordpress.org/news/2014/09/benny/

    WP, you've never had it so good.


    Shez
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
  2. Conor

    Conor Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2012
    Messages:
    3,361
    Likes Received:
    5,423
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    South Africa
    Home Page:
    The embedded video doesn't work for me, lol :\

    But in all seriousness, I always welcome new WP features and updates. I like what they've done with embeds especially.
     
  3. alaltaierii

    alaltaierii Supreme Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,408
    Likes Received:
    349
    Indeed Wordpress 4.0 is looking nice. Just installed it on some of my domains.
    I like that you can now embed in your posts videos from ted, CollegeHumor, animoto and mixcloud music as well.
    But beside that, I don't see any noteworthy improvements.
     
  4. Pilfer7

    Pilfer7 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2012
    Messages:
    383
    Likes Received:
    194
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Home Page:
    My Man Benny




    One of the only Soul Train performances that wasn't lip synched, unless they were all live back in those days

    Anyways here's to the team at Wordpress and Sir Elton John:clap2:
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 3
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2016
  5. leo29

    leo29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2014
    Messages:
    128
    Likes Received:
    17
    Gender:
    Male
    Yeah the latest addition of "finding the right plugin" is helpful :)
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  6. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Yeah I didn't mention that in my original post but that is also another nice touch to this update. All in all the updates seem to be targeted at making WP more user friendly rather than them all being 'under the hood' changes.

    Shez
     
  7. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2014
    Messages:
    1,172
    Likes Received:
    1,350
    Location:
    Grinding away in the night
    Totally liking it, makes handling the media on a WP site of mine way easier and faster.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  8. gullsinn

    gullsinn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,429
    Likes Received:
    2,210
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Jobless :D
    Location:
    Graveyard
    Home Page:
    There are also some Minor API changes in Wordpress 4.0

    - Wordpress is going older :)
     
  9. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    2,872
    Gender:
    Male
    Yupp saw that a few hours ago.. It's a pain in the ass to update all the blogs for my clients... kinda sucks for me :(
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 2
  10. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    Is there not a WP plugin that can create a central control panel for updating all of the blogs that you manage?

    If there isn't then there should be!!

    Shez
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1
  11. Asif WILSON Khan

    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2012
    Messages:
    10,121
    Likes Received:
    28,560
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Fun Lovin' Criminal
    Location:
    London
    Home Page:
    • Thanks Thanks x 5
  12. Gogol

    Gogol Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2010
    Messages:
    3,063
    Likes Received:
    2,872
    Gender:
    Male
    yup obviously there are several scripts for that. The problem is the fact that almost all the blogs are hosted for different clients. This is the reason why i am preferring the auto installers these days :)
     
  13. commandoteam

    commandoteam Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Blogger
    Wordpress 4.0....Very Great ...
     
  14. seosky

    seosky Power Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2013
    Messages:
    731
    Likes Received:
    106
    Good to see Wordpress Improved that Much..
     
  15. lord1027

    lord1027 Elite Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2013
    Messages:
    3,174
    Likes Received:
    2,222
    I like the new changes, good to know they keep WP updated.
     
  16. nomansohail

    nomansohail Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2014
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    70
    Location:
    la la land
    Awesome! I always thought they are just going to make some extremely minor changes which i might not even notice! now i am already looking forward to the next one! :D
     
  17. shezboy

    shezboy Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2008
    Messages:
    3,568
    Likes Received:
    5,040
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    UK
    I've found that being able to add in YT vids and seeing them live in the post as I continue to write it is really handy. Saves some time in that I don't have to keep previewing the post each time.

    The other nice touch I like is that when you scroll down the page the editor box and buttons remains in view. This is great when you're writing longer posts that have videos and image in them.

    With these and the plugin and media gallery improvements I think WP has really stepped up to the needs to WP users when it comes to being more user friendly.

    Shez
     
  18. The Web Designer

    The Web Designer Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2012
    Messages:
    350
    Likes Received:
    319
    Location:
    Borneo
    Got plenty of scriptaculous emails today. Looks great, tho.
     
    • Thanks Thanks x 1