WordPress 4.0 is round the corner, two Beta versions are already out which you can grab here and test the software. As it is still under development, it’s not recommend to run it on a production site.

You can test the WordPress 4.0 version in a demo site or by using using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin.

It’s been four years since WordPress 3.0 was released in June 2010 with some major updates, with WordPress 4.0 the software is getting a new set of number and some important updates.

WordPress has grow by leaps and bounds in the last few years with number of releases, additions and updates. Let’s check what’s new in WordPress 4.0

WordPress 4.0

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Language Selection

Language selection is one of the major and very important update in WordPress 4.0. Now it is really easy for the non-English speaking users to use WordPress effectively.

WordPress 4.0 makes it very easy to change the language of any WordPress setup with click of a button. Now, users can select the language for their site in the first step of the installation process, and the rest of their installation will continue in user’s chosen language.

WordPress Language Selection

The users will also be able to switch the language of the site from the admin dashboard, if you want to change the language of your site from one to another go Settings » General and choosing a language from Site Language drop down menu.


Post Editor Improvements

WordPress 4.0 comes with a few improvements in the post editor section which are quite useful for any writer. Now, the menu bar in the editor will now stick to the top as a user writes a post, so you don’t have to scroll up and down every time you are writing a new post.

WordPress 4.0 Editor

Also, the editor will show the actual embed instead of the embed layout when you post something like a YouTube video.

Media Grid View

WordPress 4.0 brings in media grid view to it’s core, now you can manage media files in a beautiful grid interface, click on the file to edit it further in an elegant layout.


Plugin Install Interface

The plugin installation interface gets a beautiful makeover, when you find a plugin the results will show in an elegant grid view layout.


Widgets in Theme Customizer

The WordPress widgets became a part of the theme customizer in the WordPress version 3.9, now the widgets gets it’s own panel in the customizer.

Widgets in Image

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Overall WordPress 4.0 is a major release which is expected to come out in the next month. The language selection option is one of my favorite update in the software, I’m sure it will make life easy for number of WordPress users.

You can download the latest Beta version here

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