WordPress 3.9 is Kick-Ass-Like-Kung Fu Awesome

Yes I’m a big fan of Kung Fu movies. Can you believe this?

Of course I love the panda in Kung Fu Panda and who can not love Owen Wilson in Shanghai Noon and Jackie Chan in that and Rush Hour. Even Keanu has a bit of Kung Fu action going on in the Matrix. All cute guys.

Ok, I didn’t say I was a fan of great Kung Fu movies. Sheesh.

Anyway, I’m terribly excited about this newest version of WordPress. And Yeah, I think …

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Best features:

Copying from Evernote or MS Word no longer adds a bunch of crap coding to your page! Woohoo! I sometimes spend hours removing this coding from client’s posts. Big PITA. But all that crap coding causes pages to load slowly. So this is a huge upgrade to me.

Inserting Galleries is now a visual affair! No more blue placeholder box!

You can see your gallery as you add it.

What you see above now looks like this on the Edit Post screen:

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You can now drag and drop photos to upload them. Dragging and dropping photos across other applications has become such a habit for me that many times I’ve done it in WordPress just to find that I’m placing the photo not uploading it which is a bad thing. Now I can drag a photo from my desktop into the post editing box and the upload will begin and give me the regular alignment and size options as before. It’s a quicker, smarter way to work. It shaves seconds off production time but those seconds add up!

Check out the video from WordPress to get all the details and learn of more features.

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Vidya Sury April 17, 2014, 12:55 am

Ya know, just yesterday I was lamenting not being able to see that bloody gallery in the Edit screen. Sounds great to me!

And pasting from Word…and no crap code…YAY! for that. Used to drive me nuts when I had to go back into text mode and delete the damn thing.

Thanks Vani. So are we all set to move to WP 3.9?

(I am exploring Planet Gorlox but am not a mutant frog yet)

Vanita Cyril April 17, 2014, 12:59 am

Yes go ahead and update! Be sure to back up first. Don’t kiss any snails on Gorlox and you won’t turn into a frog. I promise.
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Tammy April 17, 2014, 12:56 am

Okay, only you would compare a Wordpress update to kung fu. You are such a nerd.

Thank god.
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Vanita Cyril April 17, 2014, 12:58 am

I wish I was a nerd! They rule the freakin world sistah!
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Susan Maccarelli April 17, 2014, 1:53 pm

Thanks for breaking it down. If it were up to me, I’d just upgrade and hope nothing broke in the process. Now I know what was actually improved!
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Vanita Cyril April 17, 2014, 6:14 pm

then i suggest backing up your blog before updating lol. this way if something breaks, you can restore the old blog. :-D thanks for stopping by Susan. so nice to see you!
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Alison April 17, 2014, 7:45 pm

A friend warned against updating because apparently it doesn’t play nice with some plugins? But after reading this, I went ahead anyway, and so far so good!
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Vanita Cyril April 19, 2014, 6:23 am

well you should always always back up before updating girlfriend. this way if something goes wonky we can restore the blog to the previous state. so glad it’s all moving smoothly for you. hugs Alison! thanks for stopping by.
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Cher April 19, 2014, 10:11 am

I’m excited about the Gallery, as well! Thanks for the info, Vanita!
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Vanita Cyril June 23, 2014, 7:31 am

test

Vanita Cyril June 23, 2014, 7:34 am

this is a big ole test
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