wordpress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 Benny Now Available for Download

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” was released today, named for American jazz and swing musician Benny Goodman, also known as the “King of Swing.” Development for 4.0 kicked off at the end of April, led by Helen Hou-Sandí. This release includes hundreds of refinements and a few brand new features, culminating in (more…)

WordPress 4.0 Release Candidate Now Available for Testing

WordPress 4.0 RC 1 is now available for download. Helen Hou-Sandí announced the release candidate today with an update to the project schedule. The official release was targeted for the week of August 25th but will likely be arriving the following week. “We hope to ship WordPress 4.0 next week, (more…)

Helen Hou-Sandí Previews WordPress 4.0 at NYC Meetup

WordPress 4.0 release lead Helen Hou-Sandí recently gave an in-depth preview of the upcoming release at the WordPress NYC Meetup. Her presentation gives a complete overview of the new features that you will see in the official release next week. Part of Hou-Sandí’s responsibility as the release lead is to (more…)

WordPress 4.0 to Add Language Selection to Installation

WordPress 4.0 will be introducing some major internationalization improvements that will make it much easier to set up and use the software in languages other than English. A few weeks ago, WordPress lead developer Andrew Nacin published a plan with internationalization goals for 4.0. “Only 5%-10% of the world speaks (more…)

New oEmbed Providers Coming in WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0 is on track to introduce several new oEmbed providers, according to the most recent core report from Mike Schroder. The following sites and services have been added to the whitelist of oEmbed providers: TED talks Mixcloud CollegeHumor.com Issuu Polldaddy’s short URL format YouTube playlist URLs The process of (more…)