The latest version of WordPress named “Smith” has been released. This is a major core update for WordPress and we will be updated all client websites on maintenance and support plans with us. This is the beginning of a whole bunch of updates from WordPress being with the visual Editor (TinyMCE 4.0) and drag and drop images within the content entry area and gallery previews. We of course have been testing this release on over the past week or so and in the coming days all client websites will get this new version of WordPress and all the compatible plugin updates.

Some of the key things to note are:

  • An improved Widget interface.
  • Widget reordering
  • Updated Visual Editor to the tinyMCE 4.0
  • Copying and pasting from Word and email is now fine and all text will render without all the pesky styling!
  • Gallery previews in posts
  • the database has also been improved bringing compatiblity to PHP5.5 and MySQL 5.6
  • PHP mysqli library is now used
  • Autosave functionality has been improved