With just a few weeks left until the final and official release of WordPress 4.2 scheduled for the month of April, all the news are clear and list the beta 2 to go testing and warning of possible failures.
Not that WordPress 4.2 is going to be, a priori, a revulsive in the evolution of WordPress, but for sure that more than one of the novelties is going to release some "It's about time", and if not …
Complete redesign of the tool " Post this "
The veteran but fantastic creation system of drafts from a favorite, or bookmarlet if you prefer to say so, it has finally received a complete redesign that will not only be much more intuitive but will also work and be seen properly on mobile devices.
And in the case of using mobile devices there is an additional button that, once pressed, opens you the window that you will have to add to the favorites of the mobile browser, the usual way. Of course, the new interface is totally adaptable ( responsive ) .
When visiting the page you want to write on your blog, you just have to press the button of your favorites and will open a reduced but fully functional version of the WordPress editor, in which, in addition to the original title, it will include the first paragraphs of the original article and a link to it. From there you can apply formats, tag or upload media, and to make things even easier it shows you under the title a quick browser of the images of the original article to insert them quickly in your publication, just one click.
When you finish you can save it as a draft or publish it immediately.
It was necessary already right?
Personally I think it's a wonderful tool, which I always recommend in the courses I teach, fantastic for anyone who usually writes from other references.
Change theme from the customizer
Until now in the WordPress customizer you could manage widgets, settings of the active or preview theme, define the navigation menus in the theme and define if you want to show posts or a static page, but now you can also browse the installed themes and activate the one you want, being able to preview it before its activation .
Plugins installation improvements
Now, instead of leaving a pop-up window when you want to install a plugin, steps are shortened, because when you press the button " Install now "the process starts, and above you do not change the window, so you can continue installing plugins without waiting, or changing the window back and forth, a total joy, which was also going ra to yes?
But the thing is not there, but are activated immediately upon installation, without requiring additional action . There will be (the majority) whom the additional step of activating seemed silly, but surely also has its small controversy for those who like to install plugins and activate them in separate processes.
From my point of view it was a stupid step , so if you install a plugin, what is it for? To store them or to test them? Well that, you know my (favorable) opinion.
Improvements in the support of emojis
Ok, this is a pijada, an absurdity, but also the developers have their foolish moments, let's say the bloggers who use caritas in their publications (NO, DO NOT DO IT!), and if you are one of these two specimens you will love how easy it is now to insert these "japan" bugs into your posts.
The idea is that if you use these things install this plugin and WordPress will show them correctly in almost all browsers a globalized horror!
And to spoil it even more, you can also add them to slug ¡¿¿¿¿WTF ??? !!!
Did I say do not do it? Yourself
More news under the hood
In addition to the previous, more visible, WordPress 4.2, there are others that surely, although not so showy, sure are the ones that make a difference . We see them:
- New functionality
- Some minor adjustments in the color scheme of WordPress administration.
- The terms shared in different taxonomies are now separated when you update some from them. This solves the problem with the shared terms that show updates in different taxonomies.
- Added the possibility of adding FTP and SSH credentials when updating the plugins.
- Improvements in
In short, a more version, in this case not very surprising but with some news that are improving little by little (except for the emojis ) our beloved WordPress.
If you dare you can go holding the air ] on this test site .