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izumi | Itomic Web Design Perth & Melbourne September 8, 2014

WordPress 4.0 is here. Welcome Benny! [FAQs]

By Izumi Mitsui

It’s about that time again, the latest version of WordPress has now been released. This time in honor of a Jazz Clarinet player, Benny Goodman (aka The King of Swing).


What does Benny bring to the table?

This update focuses on smooth management and delivery of your content with less clicks and scrolling.

Quick cap of Benny’s highlights:

  • Intuitive Editing

  • Seamless Media Embeds

  • New Plugin Browser

  • Media Library Grid

For detailed information visit here:

Why is Benny good for me?

Since relevant content is a crucial factor with organic SEO, WordPress has done a great job with Benny by allowing you (as the website admin) more effortless control over your content.

Should I update to Benny?

Our best recommendation is you contact your web developer to get advice.

As with any other updates, there’s a chance it could result in unexpected behaviour or causing the site to break. Please take precaution before updating the platform yourself.

Do I have to update?

The short answer is no, however there are many reasons why you should keep your platform updated at all times. If you’d like more information on this topic please let us know.

Don’t have a web developer/consultant? We’re more than happy to have a chat and offer you assistance.

Feel free to contact us at anytime!

izumi | Itomic Web Design Perth & Melbourne April 17, 2014

WordPress 3.9 is now out. Are you ready?

By Izumi Mitsui

The official release of WordPress 3.9 has now been announced.
Dedicated to the jazz legend Jimmy Smith, the main objective is to close the gap between ‘what you see’ and ‘what you get’ to enhance usability. Detailed information here:  

Most dashboards will now display this notification:

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.07.18 AM

Before you let your trigger happy finger loose on the update, consider the following:


  • Am I jumping more than one version of WordPress with this update? 
  • Does my website have custom functionality? (e.g. E-Commerce, Multisite, Members login etc)

If this is you, we recommend contacting your web developer and get some consultation before jumping in.
Seemingly simple updates can clash with other plugins and functionalities of existing features causing the site to break or not operate properly. 

Want to make the update? Or already made the update and it’s broken something?

Keep calm, give us a call. We can help.