The popular open source blogging and CMS (content management system) platform, WordPress received the v4.1 update on December 18. WordPress v4.1 brings number of new features and enhanced user interface to users. The version release is named as Dinah Washington, which is inspired by the famous Jazz musician Dinah.
WordPress developers have focused on distraction-free writing in this update. The updated writing mode brings optimized application interface and highly advanced writing mode. The new writing mode clears all the clutter of tools from the screen to make it as blank as possible but, at the same time, it also provides all the necessary writing and editing tools.
The release note states that, we have removed all the distraction to let you focus solely on writing. All editing tools can appear with just one click. The distraction-free writing mode clears all the buttons and function toolbars from the screen. It also clears usual additional navigation buttons. To follow each year’s policy, WordPress has introduced Twenty Fifteen theme with this update. This theme features Google Noto fonts. Noto supports upto 44 languages. WordPress 4.1 brings advanced plug-in installer which gives suggestions based on administrator recommendations. Developers have also focused on security side in this update.
Users can now logout from their WordPress site from user profile section also. This is in order to address the very common mistake by users – forgetting to logout from their WordPress site. WordPress 4.1 brings number of security fixes too. This update fixes the misconstructed script in php code. Some developer had labelled as a ‘suspicious comment’ in class.smpt.php file. Many users had affected from warning messages due to this script while installing the previous update. WordPress has provided an option to auto-update automatically. However, this auto-update capability is limited to security and bug fixes only. To update the WordPress framework, user has to login and update through WordPress dashboard manually.
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