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WordPress 4.1 is deployed

Updating WordPress during intersession week (also known as “wintersession”) has become an annual tradition. This year the version is 4.1 “Dinah,” named for jazz singer Dinah Washington.

The headline feature of this version — the blog-focused Twenty Fifteen theme — is not yet active on our network. I have not yet had a chance to create a custom child theme based on that theme. That will arrive in the next couple of weeks.

This version of WordPress has a significantly improved distraction-free writing mode that lets the sidebars fade away while you are composing a post.

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. There is a new “Log Out of All Other Sessions” button right above the Avatar section.

There are many under the hood improvements and bug fixes.

Finally, oEmbed support for Vine videos is now baked in. Just paste a Vine URL into a post on its own line. The Vine clip below is from the Princeton University Vine account.

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