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WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 Now Available For Download & Testing


Just a week after the Beta 1 release, WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 also knocked the doors as it also made its appearance in the market. Now, WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is obtainable for downloading and testing as it is software that is still in development, thus it is not recommended for people to use it on a production website.

Let’s not forget the tweet from WordPress:

WordPress 4.0 Beta 2 is now available. check it here.
— WordPress (@WordPress) July 18, 2014

  • It provides further refinements for the plugin installation and media library experience.
  • However, WordPress 4.0 beta 2 also updated TinyMCE that come better indentation for lists and the reinstatement of the color picker.
  • Lots of bugs have been fixed.
  • Internally, various cookies are now tied to a session, so if you have any trouble logging-in, #20276 may be the offender.

If you are looking to get the beta, you can try out the WordPress Beta tester plugin or you can download the beta. For WordPress 4.0, release lead that is actively working on the bug fixes. However, if you want to know more about the new version 4.0, you can check-out the Beta 1 blog post. Below, you can some changes that you can find in Beta 2:

Installation of Plugin


Plugin installation has been filtered to more categories as the UI has been reworked and you can check-out the plugins with good ranking at the forefront.

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Media Library


Media Library’s grid preview is extremely good as it is much better compare to the list view. For all the users, bulk edit and delete options are extremely helpful. In the edit button, there seems to be a glitch as it flashes and won’t work upon clicking.

While using WordPress 4.0 Beta 2, if you found any bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Moreover, if you can also file one on the WordPress Trac if you are intelligent enough to write a bug report. Over there you can find a list of known bugs and that has been fixed.

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