WordPress is a great content management system for photo blog websites. And with the latest release—WordPress 4.0—it’s an even better choice if you’re thinking about creating a site for your photography. Here’s a look at how the new features in WP 4.0 can benefit your photo blog.
Improved Media Library
The media library in WordPress has undergone some improvements with the last few releases. In WP 4.0, it has been given an even nicer and cleaner look. When you click on one of your images in the library, a new screen will pop up displaying a larger sized image for viewing. You can also edit you media information such as the title, caption, and description.
New Embedding Features for Videos and Social Media
While the improvements in the Media Library will make working with photo images easier and more convenient, the new embedding features in WordPress 4.0 will allow those who create and want to feature videos in their website much easier. Now, all you have to do is copy the URL of your YouTube video from your browser and paste it into your post or page. Your video will now appear in the editor where you can preview it!
In addition to videos, you can also easily embed social media items such as your tweets.
Improved Editor Makes Creating Posts Easier
Speaking of the WordPress editor, there has also been a huge improvement made to it. In the past, working within the WP editor has sometimes been difficult when scrolling around and trying to add and edit content. The editing area has now been greatly improved as it will now expand to fit any new content you add to it. And, your formatting tools will remain visible and accessible to you at the top of the screen.
New Plugin Browser for Easily Adding More Functionality to your Site
While the default core WordPress software is great for photography sites, there are going to be times when you’ll want to add a plugin to add or improve functionality to your photo blog. That’s where the new plugin browser comes in. It has been revamped to be easier to use and view details about the plugins you’re searching for. Together with the past improvements to the WP themes browser, you can now create an eye-caching and effective WordPress photo blog more quickly and efficiently.
WordPress has come a long way since the days when it was just a software program for simple web blogs. WP is now an advanced content management system that is especially great for photo bloggers. The new features included with version 4.0 make things even easier for photography website owners.