WordPress is most popular Blogging Platform which is leading to among all other blogging platform. From the beginning Wordpress improving their version by bringing various changes to make it more search engine friendly. The most predictable version of WordPress was 4.0 which has released recently. This is most significant version of WordPress that come with lots of staff. You will get dozens of new features in WordPress 4.0 version. For availing the new features you have to simply click on update link from your WordPress Dashboard. Because it won't update your automatically. So let's dive into the facts that what's new come with WordPress 4.0 version.
Formerly if you wish to use WordPress in your own language then you have to install local version of WordPress. alternatively user can upload translation files to use this platform in their own language. But in newer version you can choose your WordPress language at the beginning of the installation. But there has a limitation that you can't switch to other language if you didn't install it in WordPress /wp-content/languages/ directory.
While we go for blogging we must use image, audio and other media file. WordPress has a Media Library option where we can upload our media file and use them in Blog post. WordPress 4.0 integrated new features in their media library. Now users can see their uploaded media file in grid mode and scroll down with infinite scroll feature. Now users will able to get faster performance in media library. because now you would able to search, browse and edit media files quickly. Beside of this if any user click on any item from media library then it will open with popup window where you can add caption, alt text, image title and description. Simply now it is beautiful with endless grid.
We often embed video from YouTube or Vimeo while writing new post and now users are able to see the preview inside the visual post editor. If any user just paste the video link on post editor then it will be automatically visible even we can play the video there.
In WordPress 4.0 user will see little change for improving the post editor. Former version of WordPress you would see that while you write any content on writing panel then it show scrollbar for long paragraph but now WordPress 4.0 version it will expands to fit content. That means user's won't see scrollbar in this version. And another change is sticky menubar has added in post editor .
in WordPress 4.0 greatly enhanced the plugin search & Installation experience. Now searched Plugin will appear as Boxed style in a new Installation screen but in previous version it was like list style with least information. New feature will contain details information with quickly switch between featured, favorites, and popular Plugin tabs. If user click on More Details link then a popup window will appear with details info about Plugin.
Theme customizer panel also included in WordPress 4.0 version which was under a widget previously. now you will find in customizer panel which can e customize and manage widget from customizer screen.
Customized panel API added for user controls in customizer. This is like widgets are cluster in own panel. Developer can use a new set of controls in themes and plugins. And it is also support contexts and panels. WP_Query. TinyMCE, jQuery, and MediaElement libraries are updated to use ORDER BY clauses.