WordPress Version 3.9 , code-named “Smith” in honour of the jazz musician Jimmy Smith, is today available for download, or probably better and more likely for most of us by clicking that update button in our WordPress dashboards.
This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love.
The Army of Flying Monkeys have updated 5 sites today onto the new version and no hiccups at all. All of the html5 themes and all of our free and premium plugins are working a treat! So feel free to let you finger click that UPDATE button and enjoy the new media experience of WordPress Version 3.9.
A smoother media editing experience
The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.)
Edit images much easier right in the edit window!
At last this tweak will let us handle images as simple as ANY social network! Now with very quick access to crop and rotation tools, it’s now much easier to edit your images while editing posts. You can scale images directly in the editor to find just the right fit by dragging corners like you are used to.
Drag and drop your images
Uploading your images is easier than ever. Just pick them up them from your desktop and drop them directly onto the editor.
Now our galleries display a ture image if the grid of images directly in the editor, just like they do in the finished published post.
Do more with audio and video
Images have had galleries for ages; now there are simple audio and video playlists, so we can showcase your music and clips like above!
Live widget and header previews
The improved header image tool also lets you upload, crop, and manage headers while customizing your theme.
Stunning new theme browser
Looking for a new theme should be easy and fun. Lose yourself in the boundless supply of free WordPress.org themes with the beautiful new theme browser.