What’s New in WordPress 4.2 “Powell”

WordPress 4.2 “Powell” was released as the first major WordPress release of 2015. It fixes many issues and adds some great new features to WordPress. In this article, we will show you what’s new in WordPress 4.2 and which features you should try after updating your sites.

What’s New in WordPress 4.2 Powell

New and Improved Press This Tool
WordPress 4.2 “Powell” comes with the new and improved Press This tool.
It is a simple bookmarklet that you can drag and drop to your browser’s bookmarks bar or add to your mobile homescreen. This allows you to easily share any content from anywhere on the web to your WordPress site with a simple click or tap. You can also save the content as draft to your post.

Expanded Character Support & Emoji Support
The character encoding update also opens up a whole new world for using musical and mathematical symbols, hieroglyphs, and emoji. Emoji support has been added everywhere.

Enhanced Plugin Updates
After updating to WordPress 4.2, you will be able to update plugins on the plugins screen without refreshing the page and without being whisked away to a new update screen.

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