Version 4.1 of WordPress, named “Dinah” in honor of jazz singer Dinah Washington, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. New features in WordPress 4.1 help you focus on your writing, and the new default theme lets you show it off in style.
Introducing Twenty Fifteen
Our newest default theme, Twenty Fifteen, is a blog-focused theme designed for clarity.
Twenty Fifteen has flawless language support, with help from Google’s Noto font family.
The straightforward typography is readable on any screen size.
Your content always takes center stage, whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.
Sometimes, you just need to concentrate on putting your thoughts into words. Try turning on distraction-free writing mode. When you start typing, all the distractions will fade away, letting you focus solely on your writing. All your editing tools instantly return when you need them.
The Finer Points
Choose a language
Right now, WordPress 4.1 is already translated into over forty languages, with more always in progress. You can switch to any translation on the General Settings screen.
Log out everywhere
If you’ve ever worried you forgot to sign out from a shared computer, you can now go to your profile and log out everywhere.
Embedding videos from Vine is as simple as pasting a URL onto its own line in a post. See the full list of supported embeds.
The plugin installer suggests plugins for you to try. Recommendations are based on the plugins you and other users have installed.
Under the Hood
Metadata, date, and term queries now support advanced conditional logic, like nested clauses and multiple operators —
A AND ( B OR C ).
The customizer now supports conditionally showing panels and sections based on the page being previewed.
<title> tags in themes
add_theme_support( 'title-tag' ) tells WordPress to handle the complexities of document titles.
Continued improvements to inline code documentation have made the developer reference more complete than ever.
This release was led by John Blackbourn, with the help of these awesome folks.
There were 283 contributors to this release, again a new high.
Thanks for choosing WordPress. Happy holidays and see you next year for version 4.2!
Reposted from Wordpress.org