WordPress Releases version 4.0 “Benny”

WordPress 4.0 “Benny” has been released, spearheaded by Helen Hou-Sandí and contributed to by 275 other individuals. This newest release got its name of “Benny” thanks to the popular clarinet-playing jazz bandleader Benny Goodman, and it can now be downloaded in the WordPress dashboard. Benny’s numerous improvements give you a more effortless and pleasurable experience in your writing.


You can now explore your media with unparalleled enjoyment brought to you by a limitless grid. Detail previewing allows for editing to be a breeze, which you’ll simply love, because the formatting tools stay readily available and the editor broadens to fit your content.

Embedding links is smooth and simple. It’s as easy as cutting and pasting your YouTube link on a line, and it becomes an embedded video. You’ll get a sneak peak of your video, which means you can be sure you’ve got the right link and can breathe a sigh of relief, dropping the concern that you may have missed a letter or symbol. With WordPress 4.0 Benny, you’ll be able to see it right away. There are lots more services that are now backed automatically as well, so you can also embed links from Twitter, CollegeHumor and TED, among others.


With over 30,000 free and open source plugins available through WordPress, Benny has added improvements to streamline your search, using metrics and a more visual experience in a blogging format so you can pick out exactly what you’re looking for.

Overall the improved editing, the effortless embedding and simplified search make WordPress 4.0 Benny a welcome update for an enhanced writing experience.

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