New Features in WordPress 3.9

WordPress recently released version 3.9, code named Smith, and it’s loaded with cool new features. For an overview, check out WordPress’ intro video.


Here are some of the features we’re looking forward to using.

Improved Post Editing

In addition to some under-the-hood improvements, WordPress’ built in text editor has introduced useful features (such as stripping out proprietary code from text pasted over from Microsoft documents). Expect faster, smoother and more intuitive text editing.

Image Uploads and Image Editing

You can now drag image and other files directly into the body of your post, bypassing the old Add Media interface. There are also improved tools for scaling, cropping and editing images right in WordPress.

Photo Galleries

If you regularly include photos in your blog posts, you’ll love this. Photo galleries can now be previewed, edited and reordered directly in the edit window, so you’ll know exactly what your post will look like.


Retainer clients, we’ll be updating your sites to version 3.9 this week or next, depending on your maintenance schedule, so watch for these new features soon.