Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style.
Introducing Twenty Fifteen
Our newest default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a blog-focused theme designed for clarity.
Twenty Fifteen has flawless language support, with help from Google’s Noto font family.
The straightforward typography is readable on any screen size.
Your content always takes center stage, whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Sometimes, you just need to concentrate on putting your thoughts into words. Try turning on distraction-free writing mode. When you start typing, all the distractions will fade away, letting you focus solely on your writing. All your editing tools instantly return when you need them.
The Finer Points
Choose a language
Right now, WordPress 4.1 is already translated into over forty languages, with more always in progress. You can switch to any translation on the General Settings screen.
Log out everywhere
If you’ve ever worried you forgot to sign out from a shared computer, you can now go to your profile and log out everywhere.
Embedding videos from Vine is as simple as pasting a URL onto its own line in a post. See the full list of supported embeds.
The plugin installer suggests plugins for you to try. Recommendations are based on the plugins you and other users have installed.
Under the Hood
Metadata, date, and term queries now support advanced conditional logic, like nested clauses and multiple operators —
A AND ( B OR C ).
The customizer now supports conditionally showing panels and sections based on the page being previewed.
tags in themes
add_theme_support( 'title-tag' ) tells WordPress to handle the complexities of document titles.
Continued improvements to inline code documentation have made the developer reference more complete than ever.
This release was led by John Blackbourn, with the help of these awesome folks. Check out some of their profiles while listening to Dinah Washington on the music service of your choice:
Aaron D. Campbell, Aaron Jorbin, Adam Silverstein, akumria, Alex Concha, Alex Mills, Alex Shiels, Allan Collins, Amaury Balmer, Amruta Bhosale, Andrea Fercia, Andrea Gandino, Andrew Munro, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Andrew Ryno, Andrey “Rarst” Savchenko, Ankit Gade, Ankit K Gupta, Anthony Burchell, arippberger, Arunas Liuiza, Austin Matzko, Bainternet, Barry Kooij, Ben Dunkle, Ben May, Bernhard Riedl, Birgir Erlendsson (birgire), bobbingwide, Boone B. Gorges, Brady Vercher, Bram Duvigneau, Brandon Kraft, Brett Wysocki, Brian DiChiara, Brian Richards, Brian Watson, Camden Segal, Captain Theme, Carlos Zuniga, Caspie, ccprice, Charles Fulton, ChriCo, Chris A. a11n, Chris Jean, Chris Lloyd, Chris Marslender, Chris Reynolds, chriscct7, Christian Foellmann, Christopher Finke, Corey Snow, curtjen, Damon Cook, Dan Cameron, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Convissor, Darren Ethier (nerrad), Daryl Koopersmith, Dave McHale, David A. Kennedy, David Cavins, David Herrera, David Wolfpaw, David Wood, DavidTheMachine, Dennis Ploetner, Derek Herman, DH-Shredder, Dion Hulse, Dirk Weise, Dominik Schilling, Dominik Schwind, Drew Jaynes, Dustin Bolton, Dustin Filippini, Dustin Hartzler a11n, Elio Rivero, Ella van Durpe, Eric Andrew Lewis, Eric Binnion, Eric Holmes, Fabien Quatravaux, Florian Ziegler, Gabe Shackle, Garth Mortensen, Gary Cao, Gary Pendergast, Gennady Kovshenin, George Olaru, George Stephanis, Greg Rickaby, Gregory Cornelius, Gregory Karpinsky (@tivnet), Gustavo Bordoni, hardy101, hauvong, Helen Hou-Sandí, heshiming, honeysilvas, hugodelgado, Ian Stewart, ianmjones, Ignacio Cruz Moreno, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), Ivan Kristianto, J.D. Grimes, jaimieolmstead, jakub.tyrcha, janhenckens, Janneke Van Dorpe, Japh, Jared Wenerd, jarednova, jeanyoungkim, Jeff Farthing, Jeff Stieler, Jeremy Felt, Jeremy Herve, Jesin A, Jesper Johansen (jayjdk), Jesper van Engelen, Jesse Pollak, Jip Moors, Joe Dolson, Joe McGill, John Eckman, John James Jacoby, johnrom, Jon Brown, Jon Cave, Jonathan Brinley, Jonathan Desrosiers, Joost de Valk, Joshua Abenazer, JOTAKI, Taisuke, Julien Liabeuf, Juliette Reinders Folmer, Justin Sainton, Justin Sternberg, K. Adam White, Kailey (trepmal), kamelkev, keesiemeijer, Kelly Choyce-Dwan, Kevin Langley Jr., Kiko Doran, Kim Parsell, Kirk Wight, kitchin, Kite, Knut Sparhell, Konstantin Kovshenin, Konstantin Obenland, Kostas Vrouvas, kristastevens, Kurt Payne, Lance Willett, Laurens Offereins, linuxologos, loushou, Lucas Karpiuk, Lutz Schröer, Manoz69, mantismamita, Marco Schmoecker, Marin Atanasov, Mario Peshev, Marius L. J., Mark Hudnall, Mark Jaquith, Marko Heijnen, marsjaninzmarsa, Mathieu Viet, Matias Ventura, Matt Keys, Matt Mullenweg, Matt Wiebe, Matthew Boynes, Matthew Haines-Young, mattyrob, Maura Teal, Mel Choyce-Dwan, Mert Yazıcıoğlu, Michael Adams (mdawaffe), Michael Arestad, Michael Beckwith, Michael Cain, Michael Nelson, Michael Pick, michalzuber, Michelle Langston, Miguel Fonseca, Mike Hansen, Mike Jolley, Mikey Arce, Mitch Canter, Morgan Estes, Morten Rand-Hendriksen, mvd7793, Nashwan Doaqan, Niall Kennedy, Nick Halsey, Nikhil Vimal, Nikola Nikolov, Nikolay Bachiyski, nobleclem, noplanman, Nowell VanHoesen, OriginalEXE, p_enrique, Paul de Wouters, Paul Schreiber, Paul van Zyl, Paul Wilde, pavelevap, Peter Chester, Peter J. Herrel, Peter Westwood, Peter Wilson, Phil Johnston, Philip Arthur Moore, Philipp Cordes, phpmypython, Pippin Williamson, Pirate Dunbar, Prasath Nadarajah, psycleuk, quietnic, Rachel Baker, Rami Yushuvaev, ramiabraham, Reuben Gunday, Rian Rietveld, Richard Archambault, Ricky Lee Whittemore, Robert Chapin, Rodrigo Primo, Ryan Boren, Ryan Kienstra, Ryan McCue, Sakin Shrestha, Sam Hotchkiss, Samir Shah, Samuel Wood (Otto), Scott Kingsley Clark, Scott Reilly, Scott Taylor, Senff – a11n, Sergey Biryukov, Shawn Hooper, Simon Pollard, Simon Wheatley, skaeser, Slobodan Manic, softmodeling, Stephane Daury, Stephen Edgar, Stephen Harris, Steve Grunwell, Sumit Singh, Taco Verdonschot, Takashi Irie, Takayuki Miyauchi, Takuro Hishikawa, Tammie Lister, Tareq Hasan, Taylor Lovett, Thomas Kräftner, Thorsten Frommen, Till Krüss, Timi Wahalahti, tmatsuur, Tobias Schutter, TobiasBg, Toby McKes, Tom J Nowell, Tomas Mackevicius, TomHarrigan, Topher, Torsten Landsiedel, Tracy Levesque, transom, Travis Smith, Ty Carlson, Udit Desai, Umesh Kumar, Vinod Dalvi, vlajos, vortfu, Weston Ruter, willstedt, Yoav Farhi, Yuta Sekine, Zack Rothauser, and Zack Tollman.
There were 283 contributors to this release, again a new high.
Thanks for choosing WordPress. Happy holidays and see you next year for version 4.2!