WordPress 4.2, named after American jazz Pianist, Bud Powell, is now available for download!
This update improves the overall writing experience in WordPress, and includes under-the-hood changes that developers will love:
- Press This has been completely revamped to maximize speed and ease of content sharing.
- utf8 has been updated to utf8mb4 to provide out-of-the-box support for a host of new characters, including native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters, as well as musical and mathematical symbols, and emojis.
- You can now browse and preview themes directly in the Customizer.
- Plugins Screen has been updated for a more intuitive update and install. You can now seamlessly update your plugins.
This release also features under-the-hood changes that allow streamlined communication and sharing between developers.
- By leveraging
- Shared term splitting will auto split terms shared across multiple taxonomies once one of them is updated.
WP_User_Querynow support complex ordering with named meta query clauses.
4.2 was led by Drew Jaynes, and had a total of 283 contributors.
You can download WordPress 4.2 directly or update from your dashboard!