WordPress 4.2 was released just a few days ago. This is the first major WordPress release of 2015.WordPress 4.2 includes both new and improved features. It also includes changes under the hood. In WordPress 4.2 there will be changes to the experimental TinyMCE views API. It fixes many issues and adds some great new features to WordPress. This article show’s you what’s new in WordPress 4.2 and which features you should try after updating your sites. This is a major WordPress release, which means your site will not get automatically updated unless you are using managed WordPress hosting. You will have to initiate the update from your WordPress dashboard. As always, don’t forget to backup your WordPress site before updating.
An easier way to share content: Get familiar with the new and improved WordPress. From the Tools menu, add Press this to your browser bookmark bar or your mobile device home screen. Once installed you can share your content with lightning speed. Sharing your favorite videos, images, and content.
Extended character support: WordPress 4.2 supports a host of new characters out-of-the-box, including native Chinese, Japanese, and Korean characters, musical and mathematical symbols, and hieroglyphs.
Switch themes in the Customizer: Now browse and preview your installed themes from the Customizer. But make sure the theme looks great with your content, before it debuts on your site.
Even more embeds: Paste links and watch them magically appear right in the editor. With every release, your publishing and editing experience get closer together.
Streamlined plug-in updates: Say Goodbye to boring loading screen, and hello to smooth and simple plug-in updates. Click Update Now and watch the magic happen.
Utf8mb4 support: Database character encoding has changed from utf8 to utf8mb4, by adding this, it support for a whole range of new 4-byte characters.
Shared term splitting: Terms shared across multiple taxonomies will be split when one of them is updated.
Complex query ordering: WP_Comment_Query, WP_Query and WP_User_Query now support complex ordering with named Meta query clauses.