WordPress 4.2 "Powell"
About WordPress 4.2
This version was released 5 years ago, on April 23rd 2015. It had a lifespan of 117 days (~4 months).
Version 4.2 had 26 minor version, the last one released 1 month ago on December 12th 2019.
Although it's not the latest version of WordPress, it's still actively supported with automatic maintenance and security updates.
The entire 4.2 branch with all its minor versions was downloaded 92,087,968 times.
|4.2.1||April 27, 2015||Security Release|
|4.2.2||May 7, 2015||Maintenance and Security Release|
|4.2.3||July 23, 2015||Maintenance and Security Release|
|4.2.4||August 4, 2015||Maintenance and Security Release|
|4.2.5||September 15, 2015||Maintenance and Security Release|
|4.2.6||January 6, 2016||Security Release|
|4.2.7||February 2, 2016||Security Release|
|4.2.8||May 6, 2016||Security Release|
|4.2.9||June 21, 2016||Security Release|
|4.2.10||September 7, 2016||Maintenance and Security Release|
|4.2.11||January 11, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.12||January 26, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.13||March 6, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.14||April 20, 2017||Maintenance Release|
|4.2.15||May 16, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.16||September 19, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.17||October 31, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.18||November 29, 2017||Security Release|
|4.2.19||January 16, 2018||Security Release|
|4.2.20||April 3, 2018||Security Release|
|4.2.21||June 5, 2018||Security Release|
|4.2.22||December 12, 2018||Security Release|
|4.2.23||March 13, 2019||Security Release|
|4.2.24||September 4, 2019||Security Release|
|4.2.25||October 14, 2019||Security Release|
|4.2.26||December 12, 2019||Security Release|
An easier way to share contentClip it, edit it, publish it. Get familiar with the new and improved Press This. 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 has never been this fast or this easy. Drag the bookmarklet below to your bookmarks bar. Then, when you’re on a page you want to share, simply “press” it.
Extended character supportWriting 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. Don’t use any of those characters? You can still have fun — emoji are now available in WordPress! Get creative and decorate your content with , , , , and all the many other emoji.
Switch themes in the CustomizerBrowse and preview your installed themes from the Customizer. Make sure the theme looks great with your content, before it debuts on your site.
Even more embedsPaste links from Tumblr.com and Kickstarter and watch them magically appear right in the editor. With every release, your publishing and editing experience get closer together.
Streamlined plugin updatesGoodbye boring loading screen, hello smooth and simple plugin updates. Click Update Nowand watch the magic happen.
Under the Hood
utf8mb4 supportDatabase character encoding has changed from utf8 to utf8mb4, which adds support for a whole range of new 4-byte characters.
wp.a11y.speak(). Pass it a string, and an update will be sent to a dedicated ARIA live notifications area.
Shared term splittingTerms shared across multiple taxonomies will be split when one of them is updated. Find out more in the Plugin Developer Handbook.
Complex query ordering
WP_User_Querynow support complex ordering with named meta query clauses.
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MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.
Milestone 4.2 closed trac tickets.
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WordPress 4.2 database version 31532.
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