WordPress 4.0 Benny Released

WordPress has now officially released Version 4.0 nicknamed Benny. Named after another prominent Jazz personality Benny Goodman, the nickname follows the traditional naming convention of naming WordPress versions after Jazz Musicians.

The Benny upgrade is not going to be as scary as Thelonious (3.0). Here's some of the highlights:

  • Explore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.
  • The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence. More sources supported too.
  • The editor that expands to fit your content as you write, and keeps the formatting tools available at all times.
  • New plugin metrics, improved search, and a more visual browsing experience.

I am still on the verge of personally testing this on my localhost. I'm hoping I'll be done updating my sites within the week. No matter how much they say it's safe, I prefer to test everything first before deploying it live.