There are plenty of free and open source content management systems (CMS). But no platform is as big or as common as WordPress. WordPress powers more than 12.7 million websites — an astounding 47.38 percent of the World Wide Web, according to BuiltWith, which monitors such things.
And just yesterday, WordPress released Version 4.0, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman.
"While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy," the team at WordPress stated. It also introduces a redesigned look for its plugin and media library pages.
- A new Details Preview allows users to view their uploads in an "aesthetically pleasing, endless grid"
- Easier video embedding
- An editor that expands to fit content as users write, while keeping your formatting tools available
- Improved plugin resources and search capabilities.