WordPress 4.2 has been released! This release introduces a fully redesigned Press This, easier theme switching in the Customizer, support for new embeds from Tumblr and Kickstarter, expanded support for native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters, musical and mathematical symbols, hieroglyphs, and Emoji. Of course, those are just the highlights. There’s much more to WordPress 4.2.
283 volunteers contributed to this release, lead by Drew Jaynes. At the time of writing this, WordPress 4.2 has been out for less than 4 hours and has already been downloaded 452,492 times!
All users can now safely update from Dashboard -> Updates or download and update manually, though you should probably backup first just in case, unless you’re already using VaultPress, which you really should be.
Earth Day is upon us, as it is every April 22nd, which means it’s a great time to at least start saving the environment for free and to donate to The Conservation Fund, my favorite environmental charity for many important reasons.
Want to do more? Is the environment more important to you than a few clicks and a few dollars? Then start doing more at home with this list of fifty ways to help the planet.
Now, get out of your home or office and spend some time outdoors! Or, if it’s not too hospitable outside today, at least watch this video.