WordPress 4.2 “Powell” – San Francisco

Model 4.2 of WordPress, named “Powell” in honor of jazz pianist Bud Powell, is obtainable for download or replace in your WordPress dashboard. New options in 4.2 aid you talk and share, globally.


A better solution to share content material

Press ThisClip it, edit it, publish it. Get accustomed to the brand new and improved Press This. From the Instruments menu, add Press This to your browser bookmark bar or your cell machine residence display. As soon as put in you’ll be able to share your content material with lightning velocity. Sharing your favourite movies, photographs, and content material has by no means been this quick or this simple.


Prolonged character assist

Character support for emoji, special charactersWriting in WordPress, no matter your language, simply received higher. WordPress 4.2 helps a bunch of recent characters out-of-the-box, together with native Chinese language, Japanese, and Korean characters, musical and mathematical symbols, and hieroglyphs.

Don’t use any of these characters? You may nonetheless have enjoyable — emoji are actually accessible in WordPress! Get artistic and embellish your content material with 💙, 🐸, 🐒, 🍕, and all the various different emoji.


Customizer theme switcher

Swap themes within the Customizer

Browse and preview your put in themes from the Customizer. Ensure the theme seems nice along with your content material, earlier than it debuts in your website.

Tumbr.com oEmbed example

Much more embeds

Paste hyperlinks from Tumblr.com and Kickstarter and watch them magically seem proper within the editor. With each launch, your publishing and enhancing expertise get nearer collectively.

Inline plugin updates

Streamlined plugin updates

Goodbye boring loading display, hey easy and easy plugin updates. Click on Replace Now and watch the magic occur.


Underneath the Hood

utf8mb4 assist

Database character encoding has modified from utf8 to utf8mb4, which provides assist for an entire vary of recent 4-byte characters.

JavaScript accessibility

Now you can ship audible notifications to display readers in JavaScript with wp.a11y.communicate(). Cross it a string, and an replace will likely be despatched to a devoted ARIA reside notifications space.

Shared time period splitting

Phrases shared throughout a number of taxonomies will likely be cut up when certainly one of them is up to date. Discover out extra within the Plugin Developer Handbook.

Complicated question ordering

WP_Query, WP_Comment_Query, and WP_User_Query now assist complicated ordering with named meta question clauses.


The Workforce

Drew JaynesThis launch was led by Drew Jaynes, with the assistance of those effective people. There are 283 contributors with props on this launch, a brand new excessive. Pull up some Bud Powell in your music service of selection, and take a look at a few of their profiles:

@mercime, A5hleyRich, Aaron D. Campbell, Aaron Jorbin, Abhishek Kumar, Adam Silverstein, Ahmad Awais, Alex King, Alex Mills, Alin Marcu, Allan Collins, Andrea Fercia, Andrew Bauer, Andrew Nacin, Andrew Norcross, Andrew Ozz, Ankit Gade, Ankit K Gupta, Anton Timmermans, Aram Zucker-Scharff, ArminBraun, Ashfame, Austin Matzko, avryl, Barry Kooij, Beau Lebens, Ben Doherty (Oomph, Inc), Billy S, Boone B. Gorges, Brandon Kraft, Brian Krogsgard, Brian Watson, CalEvans, Caroline, Casey Driscoll, Caspie, Chip Bennett, chipx86, ChriCo, Chris Baldelomar, Chris Olbekson, chriscct7, Christian Foellmann, Christopher Finke, Clifton Griffin, Code Master, Courtney Ivey, Craig Ralston, cweiske, Cătălin Dogaru, Daisuke Takahashi, Damian, Daniel Bachhuber, Daniel Jalkut (Red Sweater), Darin Kotter, Darren Ethier (nerrad), Daryl L. L. Houston (dllh), Dave McHale, David A. Kennedy, David Anderson, David Herrera, davideugenepratt, davidhamiltron, Denis de Bernardy, Derek Herman, Derek Smart, designsimply, Dion Hulse, Dipesh Kakadiya, Dominik Schilling, doublesharp, DzeryCZ, Dzikri Aziz, e.mazovetskiy, Eduardo Reveles, Edward Caissie, Elio Rivero, Ella Iseulde Van Dorpe, elliottcarlson, Enej Bajgorić, Eric Andrew Lewis, Eric Binnion, Erick Hitter, Erin ‘Folletto’ Casali, Evan Solomon, Fabien Quatravaux, fhwebcs, Florian Simeth, Frank Bueltge, Frank P. Walentynowicz, Franz Josef Kaiser, gabrielperezs, Garth Mortensen, Gary Cao, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, Geert De Deckere, genkisan, George Stephanis, Grégory Viguier, Graham Armfield, Gustavo Bordoni, hakre, Harish Chaudhari, hauvong, Helen Hou-Sandí, herbmillerjr, Hew, Hinaloe, horike, Hugh Lashbrooke, Hugo Baeta, Ian Dunn, ianmjones, idealien, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), J.D. Grimes, Jack Lenox, James Collins, janhenckens, Jeff Farthing, Jeffrey de Wit, Jeremy Felt, Jesin A, Jip Moors, Joan Artes, Joe Dolson, Joe McGill, Joel Bernerman, Joen A., John Blackbourn, John Eckman, John James Jacoby, John Levandowski, Jonathan Desrosiers, joost de keijzer, Joost de Valk, Jose Castaneda, Josh Levinson, jphase, Julio Potier, Justin Kopepasah, Justin Sternberg, Justin Watt, K. Adam White, Kailey (trepmal), Kelly Choyce-Dwan, Kevin Ruscoe, Kim Parsell, Kite, Konstantin Kovshenin, Konstantin Obenland, Lance Willett, Leo, Leonardo Giacone, Liam Gladdy, maimairel, Mako, mallorydxw-old, Manny Fleurmond, marcelomazza, Marco Chiesi, Marcus Kazmierczak, Marin Atanasov, Mario Peshev, Marius L. J., Mark Jaquith, Marko Heijnen, Mathieu Viet, Matt Gibbs, Matt Martz, Matt Mullenweg, Matt Wiebe, Matt Zak, Matthew Boynes, Matthew Eppelsheimer, Matthew Haines-Young, mattyrob, Max Cutler, Mehul Kaklotar, Mel Choyce-Dwan, meloniq, Michael Adams (mdawaffe), Michael Arestad, Michael Beckwith, michalzuber, Mike Glendinning, Mike Hansen, Mike Jordan, Mike Schinkel, MikeNGarrett, Milan Dinić, mmn-o, Mohammad Jangda, MomDad, Morgan Estes, Morpheu5, Naoko Takano, nathan_dawson, Neil Pie, Nick Halsey, nicnicnicdevos, Nikhil Vimal, Nikolay Bachiyski, Nithin, Nuno Morgadinho, OriginalEXE, Paresh Radadiya, Pat Hawks, Paul Bearne, Paul Schreiber, Paul Wilde, pavelevap, Payton Swick, Pete Mall, Pete Nelson, Peter Wilson, Philipp Cordes, Pippin Williamson, podpirate, postpostmodern, Prasath Nadarajah, prasoon2211, Primoz Cigler, r-a-y, Rachel Baker, rahulbhangale, Rami Yushuvaev, Rastislav Lamos, Ravindra Pal Singh, Rian Rietveld, Ritesh Patel, Robert Chapin, Rodrigo Primo, Ross Wintle, Ryan Boren, Ryan Marks, Ryan Welcher, Sagar Jadhav, Samir Shah, samo9789, Samuel Sidler, Scott Grant, Scott Reilly, Scott Taylor, scott.gonzalez, scribu, Sean Hayes, Senff – a11n, Sergej Müller, Sergey Biryukov, sevenspark, Simon Wheatley, Siobhan, Slobodan Manic, Stephane Daury, Stephanie Leary, Stephen Edgar, Steve Grunwell, stevehickeydesign, Steven Word, taka2, Takashi Irie, Takuro Hishikawa, theMikeD, thomaswm, Thorsten Frommen, Till Krüss, Timi Wahalahti, Timothy Jacobs, tiqbiz, tmatsuur, Tmeister, Tobias Schutter, TobiasBg, Travis Northcutt, Trisha Salas, Ty Carlson, Tyrel Kelsey, uamv, Udit Desai, Ulrich Sossou, Veritaserum, VolodymyrC, vortfu, Weston Ruter, William Earnhardt, willstedt, and WordPressor.

Particular thanks go to Siobhan McKeown for producing the discharge video and Cami Kaos for the voice-over.

Lastly, due to the entire contributors who offered subtitles for the discharge video, which eventually rely had been translated into 30 languages!

Adrian Pop, Alin Marcu, Bagerathan Sivarajah, Besnik, Bjørn Johansen, Chantal Coolsma, cubells, Daisuke Takahashi, Diana K. Cury, DjZoNe, dyrer, Elzette Roelofse, Emre Erkan, fxbenard, TacoVerdo, Gabriel Reguly, Jenny Wong, Gary Jones, Håvard Grimelid, Joachim Jensen, Jimmy Xu, Junko Nukaga, JustinaKenan DervisevicKostas Vrouvas, Krzysztof Trynkiewicz, Luís Rodrigues, Luis Rull, Mark Thomas Gazel , Marius Jensen, matthee, Mattias Tengblad, Matúš Záhradník, Mayuko Moriyama, Michal Vittek, Milan Dinić, MrShemek, Naoko Takano, pavelevap, Peter Holme Obrestad, Petya Raykovska, Przemysław Mirota, qraczek, Rafa Poveda, Rami Yushuvaev, Rasheed Bydousi, Rhoslyn Prys, Robert Axelsen, Sergey Biryukov, Siobhan Bamber, Stephen Edgar, ک To Have داشتن, Torsten Landsiedel, Victor J. Quesada, Wolly, Xavi Ivars, Xavier Borderie

If you wish to observe alongside or assist out, take a look at Make WordPress and our core development blog. Thanks for selecting WordPress. See you quickly for model 4.3!


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