WordPress 4.1 – Back to the Blogging

WordPress 4.1.

WordPress 4.1. is now available.

No matter if you are a WordPress plugin or theme developer, a WP consultant, or simply a user of the most popular content management system you should care about it ­čÖé Here are my thoughts about it:

Features

  • New Default Theme – Twenty Fifteen
  • Distraction-free writing
  • Choose your language
  • Embedding videos from Vine
  • <title> tags in themes is finally supported by WP
  • Custom Background and Custom Header screens are now removed. They became part of the Customizer.

Anyway, the purpose of this post is NOT to simply to paraphrase all of the WordPress 4.1. features, you can read more about them in Codex.

In my opinion, the most interesting point is that the new WordPress is again focused to the blogging:

 

1. The new Twenty Fifteen theme is designed to be used for blogging:

twenty fifteen

The theme looks good and it seems to be a great choice if you look for a clean and responsive blogging theme.

 

2.┬áDistraction-free writing – now you can easily focus on writing, this is from my screen writing this blog post:

distraction free writing

Definitely, a good feature. I like it.

3. No more need to edit wp-config.php to set the website’s language. You can use the┬áGeneral Settings screen. One easier step to create a blog in your local language.

That’s all for good. I use the new WordPress since 30 mins and I can say it’s better.

However, I cannot miss Ghost. I think it’s the┬ábiggest loser. After that update WordPress has all of the feature of the ‘first exciting thing to happen to blogging in years’ or ‘WordPress Killer’ CMS.

We’ll see, but in my opinion, we won’t see something better than WordPress in the next 10, 20, … or even 100 years ­čÖé

About the Author

Tihomir Ivanov is a WordPress web developer, founder of tishonator.com, a fan of Linux and Open Source, a gym enthusiast, a vegan, a fan of minimalism, good movies and books :)

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