WordPress 4.1 Released Today

WordPress released version 4.1 today. It includes the new Twenty Fifteen theme and several usability updates. This release is named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington. It is available for download or update via the WordPress dashboard now.


One of the biggest improvements in this version of WordPress is the distraction-free writing mode. When turned on, everything around the editor fades away when one starts typing. Want to get everything back? Just move mouse out of the editor to reveal all of WP’s powerful tools everything again.

There is now a plugin recommendation engine that suggests plugins to try based on the ones you already use. Vine videos can now be easily embedded by pasting a URL onto its own line in any post. Plus several more updates details on the official WordPress blog at: https://wordpress.org/news/2014/12/dinah/