WordPress 4.2 Now Available, Speeds Up Publishing & Sharing

Latest version includes updates to Press This, streamlined plugin updates and more.

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Hot on the heels of the 4.1.2 security release, WordPress has announced version 4.2, which is available now.

This version of WordPress sports an updated Press This tool, which allows quick posting to your blog by quoting the text, video or images from another website. Press This works on mobile devices and as a desktop browser bookmarklet.

Other new features include a streamlined plugin update process that eliminates the multiple page experience and does the updating inline with a single click. Also new is the ability to embed Tumblr and Kickstarter content just by pasting a link into the WordPress editor, an easier way to browse installed themes.

WordPress 4.2 is available for download now, or can be updated via the WordPress dashboard. The video below shows the new features in action.

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Matt McGee joined Third Door Media as a writer/reporter/editor in September 2008. He served as Editor-In-Chief from January 2013 until his departure in July 2017. He can be found on Twitter at @MattMcGee.

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