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WordPress 4.2 has been released

WordPress version 4.2 has just been released and you can download it here. While there are no major security fixes in this release, it solves a huge list of small bugs and has a few great features.

New “Press This”

The “Press This” browser widget has been part of WordPress for a long time, but hasn’t been updated in years. It’s been completely revamped is now mobile friendly. Head over to the [tools] section of your control panel to check it out.

Theme switching in the Customizer

WordPress has gradually been adding more features to the “customizer” and now you can browse and switch themes directly in there.

theme-switcher

Streamlined plugin installs

The process for installing and updating plugins has been greatly improved, allowing you to update a plugin without having to leave the plugin screen.

Lots of emoji

If you needed more emoji in your WordPress, you should be pleased. Emoji is now supported throughout most of the WordPress interface.

All in all, it’s a great update for WordPress and it continues to refine the usability of the product for everyone. Go try it now and leave a comment below to let us know what you think.

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