WordPress 3.9 Arrives With A Smoother Media Editing Experience

Last Update: Apr 27, 2014

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Have you updated your WordPress recently to 3.9? If you haven't, WordPress 3.9 arrives with a smoother Media Editing Experience.

Here are a few of the improvements that I really enjoy:

1. Improved Visual Editing
You can now past right into your WordPress editor from your Word Processor without worrying about the messy styling that you would usually get from before.

2. Edit Image Easily
It is now very easy to edit your images while editing your posts including scaling your images directly from the WordPress editor.

3. Drag and Drop Your Images
You can now just drag the images from your desktop and drop them right into the editor.

4. Live Widget and Header Previews
You can now add, edit and rearrange your site's widgets right in the theme customizer. In other words you can preview the changes live and only save it once you are ready.

I think WordPress is growing for the better and is making it even easier for us publishers.

What do you guys think of the new update? Would love to hear from you by leaving your comments below.


UPDATE**UPDATE**UPDATE**
As of April 17, 2014 Ultimate TinyMCE update, it is very IMPORTANT that you are aware that with their update version of TinyMCE 5.3 the plugin will NOT function properly with WP versions 3.9 and later.

Instead, please switch to using their updated "WP Edit" plugin.

The WP Edit plugin is the successor of "Ultimate TinyMCE".

Also, here's a post by Carson on his take to the WordPress 3.9 major update:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/carson/blog/wordpress-3-9-upgrade-editor-not-showing-your-content

Hope this helps you out.

Cheers!


Eddie C.
Founder of Wealthy Associate

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Eddi,

I updated to 3.9 and I see those feature I will try to check it out. If it works, I will remove some plugins. :D

Thanks for the heads up.

Jorge x

Hey Jorge,

Awesome! Hope that you were able to remove some plugins that you may no longer need.

Yup. :D

For some reason, I have been getting automatic updates. All the improvements will definitely improve the website developer's experience. I wouldn't have to pull my hair out so much.lol

Thanks for laying these out very clearly. It's good to know what exactly changed because most of the time, I have no idea what's included in the updates.

Ade

I also have them to automatically update my sites. One less thing to worry about. Just make sure that you are also automatically backing up your site daily in case something goes wrong on a future update.

Glad that with this WP update it can improve the website developer's experience and ease.

Yes I have automatic daily backup set up.

Awesome, love the power of automation.

I like it, it is easier than it use to be.I'm still learning a lot and that is why I joined WA. Thanks EDDIE C.

Definitely Duane, I too think they've made it easier for us.

I'm also glad that you are learning and enjoying WA. I look forward to your growth here in this community.

I like the drop and drag. Thanks for sharing this.

I was having fun doing the drag and drop this past weekend. So much faster than the traditional way for sure.

Good to know what the improvements are :) thanks for sharing!

My pleasure Amy.

what is not to like?
I like the fact that they are now making the end user experience (in relation to CMS not site user) much better. Soon a noob will be able to get most things done intuitively if they carry on at this rate...
It will push the value addd stuff towards content generation and engagement which is where it belongs IMO

If 3.9 is like this, imagine what we'll get in 4.0

Thanks for explaining the changes to us, it is very helpful

Glad you found it helpful Katie.

Thank you for the update Eddie! Will do it as soon as possible!

Awesome Sharon!

Ah, thanks for sharing the update! I had not done it, looking forward to enjoying the improvements. The 2nd and 4th you mentioned will definitely make my experience a better one.

You are definitely right that the 2nd and 4th will make your experience a better one.

Hey Eddie,
Thanks for this I will download and update today I Really need this so that I can get on with my Editing, Thanks Mate for bringing this to my attention.

Ray Bowley ( Merryman88 )

Hey Ray,

Hope you are enjoying the improvements like I am.

Cheers!

Eddie C.

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