WordPress 4.2 Beta 1 is here: What to expect from the new version
Two days ago the first beta version was released for the WordPress 4.2, which has Emoji support. We have looked for you at the new WordPress 4.2
Now you can update plugins at directly plugin page. In an upcoming plugin update, it has been so that after you click on “Update Now” a completely new page is loaded, on the status of the update could be seen. With the new version of WordPress 4.2, this circumstance is removed. Now, if you click on the plugin page on “Update”, then a charging animation appears under the entry, which is replaced by a success message when the update is complete – leaving the page is no longer necessary.
Also, when you install of a new plugin, plugin search results page will no longer leave but installed the plugin in the background. Good news for lovers of Emoji: The small symbols are supported in the new version. Whether in the title of a post in plain text or even in the link of the article: you are almost as widely supported.
Further improvements in WordPress 4.2 in the customizer and “Press This”
With the new version of WordPress, it is possible to switch directly in a Theme Customizer. So far, there are only adjusted the currently active theme. Furthermore, the tool “Press This” undergo revision. With “Press This” content can be inserted quickly into a new post from the Web.
More detailed information and other new features of the first beta release of WordPress 4.2 can be found in the announcement post, If you want to contribute to the success of the new version, you can download the beta version, test and report bugs – or fix bugs.