New WordPress Update Improves Sharing

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Automattic released version 4.2 of WordPress, which is named "Powell" after jazz pianist Bud Powell. It's now available for download/update. The company says its new features are designed to help bloggers communicate and share.

For one, there's a new "Press This" feature in the tools menu, which you can add to your browser bookmark bar or on your mobile screen. When you have it installed, you can share your content quickly.

The update includes extended character support as well. In a blog post Matt Mullenweg writes:

Writing in WordPress, whatever your language, just got better. 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.

It also includes emoji.

Here's a look at some additional new features:

Mullenweg gets more into the under the hood stuff in the post.

Images via WordPress

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