WordPress 4.1 “Dinah”

The latest version of WordPress, version 4.1, “Dinah” was released this morning.

Twenty Fifteen

  • Introducing Twenty Fifteen
    • Our newest default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a blog-focused theme designed for clarity.
    • Twenty Fifteen has flawless language support, with help from Google’s Noto font family.
    • The straightforward typography is readable on any screen size.
    • Your content always takes center stage, whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
  • Distraction-free writing
    • Just write. Sometimes, you just need to concentrate on putting your thoughts into words. Try turning on distraction-free writing mode. When you start typing, all the distractions will fade away, letting you focus solely on your writing. All your editing tools instantly return when you need them.
  • Choose a language
    • Right now, WordPress 4.1 is already translated into over forty languages, with more always in progress. You can switch to any translation on the General Settings screen.
  • Log out everywhere
    • If you’ve ever worried you forgot to sign out from a shared computer, you can now go to your profile and log out everywhere.
  • Vine embeds
    • Embedding videos from Vine is as simple as pasting a URL onto its own line in a post. See the full list of supported embeds.
  • Plugin recommendations
    • The plugin installer suggests plugins for you to try. Recommendations are based on the plugins you and other users have installed.
  • Complex Queries
    • Metadata, date, and term queries now support advanced conditional logic, like nested clauses and multiple operators — A AND ( B OR C ).
  • Customizer API
    • The customizer now supports conditionally showing panels and sections based on the page being previewed.
  • <title> tags in themes
    • add_theme_support( 'title-tag' ) tells WordPress to handle the complexities of document titles.
  • Developer Reference
    • Continued improvements to inline code documentation have made the developer reference more complete than ever.

Check out the WordPress blog to read the release post for all of the above features in detail.

This release was led by John Blackbourn along with 283 contributors with props in this release, a new high.

Download the latest WordPress 4.1 Australian English release here and follow the instructions in the downloads “Read Me” file.

If you’ve already installed the Australian English version of WordPress simply visit the dashboard to update to WordPress 4.1 and the latest translations.

WordPress 4.1 makes it easy to install with English Australian translations, just select English (Australian) during install, if you wish to switch to English Australian translations visit “Settings -> General” and select “English (Australian)” from the site language dropdown and the translations will be automatically downloaded and installed for you.

If you’d like to get involved with WordPress and contribute to the project get on over to make.wordpress.org and find out how.