On September 4, 2014, Word Press Version 4.0 named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader ‘Benny Goodman’ is available for download or update in your Word Press dashboard. You might think that 4.0 is just another number after 3.9 and before 4.1, but this deliverance leads you a smoother writing and management experience.
For those who run or write for Word Press-based blogs may have heard some more exciting news: version 4.0 is coming very soon and is currently now in a public beta. While Word Press sees major updates every 6 months or so, the 3.0 version is by this/that time four years old.
Word Press is an open-source project hosted on WordPress.org and is therefore free to use and modify for all. This is in dissimilarity to WordPress.com, which is a for-profit blogging platform run by the native creators of Word Press. Self-hosted Word Press blogs make up over 60% of all websites that use content management software and 22.6% of the Internet in entire. Not bad! You’d be surprised at how many websites that do not become visible to the blogs still use Word Press. (Side note: we use Word Press at Geek Sided and throughout the FanSided network.)
The new version 4.0 is scheduled to release to all blogs on August 13, 2014. Meanwhile, many eager developers are testing things out to prepare and catch any bugs that made it out of the private alpha testing.