WordPress 3.9 out in the wild


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.

Want to know more? Find everything you need to know in Mullenwegs blog post and in the release notes.

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