WordPress Version 4.2 “Powell” Released


On 23 April 2015, WordPress Version 4.2 “Powell” was released with new and improved features. It is named Powell in honor of Bud Powell who is an American jazz musician. It not only contains advanced features and fixed issues but also includes changes under hoods. Having a perfect combination of front-facing features, WordPress version 4.2 is useful for both IT & non-IT persons. Learn more about Powell here.

In today’s tech-savvy world, WordPress is the best platform for those beginners who are thinking of owning a startup in the IT field. Many years ago, WordPress was especially used for blogs and content. But, nowadays, we can say that it is not only limited to creating blogs but also to developing websites. Due to the ecosystem of plugins, themes, and templates, WordPress has become a platform for website development.

According to local research, “WordPress powers over 29% of all websites”. In fact, being an open-source content management system, this technology powers a vast number of websites & blogs as well as e-commerce stores. In today’s dynamic world, most IT companies use WordPress technology for developing and designing business websites, portfolios, e-commerce stores, and forums.

Many search engines such as Google, Yahoo & Bing love WordPress sites most, and no HTML editing and FTP software is required for publishing images, videos, and content, that’s the main reason WordPress is widely liked by website developers.

A Flash On WordPress Version 4.2 Outstanding Features

WordPress Version 4.2 “Powell” has been released with new features that include emoji support, new embeds, an improved customizer, improved characters support, an updated plugin system, and changes under the hood to see key quality. With these advanced features, WordPress version 4.2 has become more popular among users and developers too. Let’s take a view on the feature of WordPress version 4.2-

Share Content Without Any Hassle:
Version 4.2 of WordPress contains a press feature that comes with a completely revamped interface. The press is a tool with this help, any content can be shared from any website globally. Also, it is a great way to publish, clip, edit, and share videos, and emojis. In your mobile home screen or browser’s bookmark add the bookmarklet from the tools screen to start the sharing and publishing.

Emoji Support:
If you want great writing experience with any language you use, Powell is the best version of WordPress for you. It also supports a host of musical and mathematical symbols, hieroglyphs, native Chinese, Korean, and Japanese characters that are the characters of new out-of-the-box. With these amazing emojis, you can decorate your content and websites and even you can add these emojis with URLs if you are looking for something creative & unique.

Switch Themes in Improved Customizers:
Firstly browse and install the switch themes in the improved customizer. Debut the theme on your websites, after assuring that installed themes are looking good with your websites and contents.

Update Plugin System:
With WordPress version 4.2, you don’t have to tolerate boring loading screens, because it comes with simple and smooth plugin updates. Also, it offers a great & convenient experience in the plugin installation process.

New Embeds:
Paste links in the editor and wait for a magical appearance with Kickstarter & Tumblr.com. Your editing and publishing experience get closer together as soon as every link is released.

Consider Under the Hood to See the Key Quality

utf8mb4 Support- Powell supports 4-byte characters, after transferring the utf8mb into utf8mb4.

JavaScript Accessibility- With the aid of wp.a11y.speak(), sharing the audible notification to the screen readers in JavaScript became easier. To get an update on ARIA- live notification area, pass it in a string.

Shared Term Splitting- When one of the terms is updated, terms that are shared across multiple taxonomies will be split.

Complex Query Ordering: WP_User_Query, WP_Comment_Query & WP_Query support onerous ordering with the name of meta query clauses.

In this article, we have told you about the release date of WordPress version 4.2 “Powell” and what’s new in this version. if you want to know about older such as WordPress version 4.1 you can read it here. You can get great writing & publishing experience with version 4.2 of WordPress.

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