Great news everyone! WordPress 3.9 “Smith” was just released.
Some noteworthy news:
- New version of TinyMCE. Said to be faster, slicker and compatible with pastes from Word (!!). Developers; update your TinyMCE plugins!
- WordPress 3.9 will be using the MySQL Improved (mysqli) database extension if you’re running a recent version of PHP.
- Previews for widgets. How will this be supported by custom themes (like ours)? We’ll soon find out.
- Previews of galleries in TinyMCE. Could be quite a nifty feature.
- Better image handling (for crop and what not) in the media manager (FINALLY!). If it is good enough is yet to be determined.
- Drag and drop for uploading images when creating a post.
- Some new filters and actions for us backend nerds.
- Improved features for MS installations.