WordPress 4.2 has landed in our laps so we’re taking a look at what’s new.
In a move that will help them conquer even more of the globe, WordPress 4.2 now supports several new character sets by default. These include Chinese, Japanese and Korean characters. There’s also new support for mathematical and musical symbols, in addition to, strangely enough, the addition of support for hieroglyphs!
Oh yeah, it now supports emojis too :/
Press This is back and better than ever for direct sharing from your browser or mobile device. Share content with ease – no more fiddling around sending files around so you can post them!
In a small but helpful change permalinks are now the default. Such a simple step but very much appreciated! Another minor change is to make plugin upgrades smoother – keeping you on the same page during the process. With plugins updating rapidly with new features and security patches this is rather helpful.
What do you like most about the new WordPress and what features would you like to see next?
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