If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to update your website to WordPress version 3.9. This can be done directly from your dashboard, and is compatible with all of our websites and themes.
This version of WordPress is called “Smith” honoring Jimmy Smith the great jazz organist. Here are some of it’s new features:
Copy And Paste from Word Processor
We’ve all been there and done that when it comes to crafting an amazingly good article in Microsoft Word – only to find that that when you copy it over to your WordPress editor it turns out horribly formatted. This version of WordPress solves this problem, and allows you to copy and paste an article directly from your word processor without losing it’s style.
The new WordPress visual editor also has improved accessibility, speed, and even mobile support.
Improved Image Uploading and Editing
With version 3.9 you can now simply drag and drop your images directly from your desktop to your visual editor – making uploading images easier and quicker than ever.
Not only this, but you can now crop, rotate and resize these images directly from the visual editor too.
Header and Live Widget Previews
Have you ever wanted to check out what your new widget looks like in your sidebar before the rest of the world does? Well, now you can with the new widget preview feature. You can preview all of your widgets live directly from your dashboard before you click on “Save”.
The header image tool has also been improved to allow you to upload, manage and crop your headers before making them live.
Other features on the new WordPress version 3.9 update include a new theme browser making searching for a new theme simple and fun, image gallery previews on your visual editor, and the ability to add an audio or video playlist.