WordPress today announced the second beta release of version 3.9, as they prepare for an April launch.
Amongst the enhancements which WordPress 3.9 could bring, is an improved Widget Customiser which allows you to edit and preview widgets in a similar way that the current Theme Customiser works.
Further widget management improvements may come in the form of the Better Widgets feature, which enable the sidebar area to be switched to the main screen instead of being constricted to the sidebar, giving users greater control over widget placement and configuration.
Shaun Andrews, who leads the WordPress “Widgets UI Refresh” team believes that both feature plugins would be ready for inclusion into 3.9 core. For now though, let's have a look at what additions the two recent beta tests have revealed.
The first set of improvements which WordPress users were asked to test via the first beta release, were as follows:
Today though, with the second beta release of WordPress 3.9, some more notable updates have been made, including:
To test out the WordPress 3.9 beta 2 and provide the team with your feedback, head over to the official WordPress Blog.