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WordPress 4.1 has just been released so you can now upgrade to this new version which has some nice new features, my personal favourite is the new distraction-free writing option which I’m using to write this post. Clicking a button will remove the side menus and leave you with a nice clean area to compose your post, here’s a screen shot of it in action while I’m writing this post:

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It also includes the new default Twenty Fifteen theme which I mentioned last week – Its a lovely looking clean theme with some nice customization options, this theme brings the focus back to normal blogging with a traditional layout, sidebar and great typography:

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Have a read of Brian’s thorough roundup of this new version of WordPress here.

The holiday season is now upon us and this is the last news before Christmas so I want to wish all our readers Happy Holidays – Hope you enjoy a nice bit of time off with your family and friends – we will have one more post on Monday before I take a little time off to relax – 2014 has been a great year for me and hope it has for everyone else as well. I have some exciting plans as always for January 2015 – A new site launch lined up related to WordPress, a product re-brand, a website redesign and a new theme ready to go on ThemeFurnace. I also started work on something new for WPLift – it’s at the design stage at the moment but should be launching early 2015 – keep an eye out for teasers over the next few weeks ;)

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Oliver Dale is the founder of Kooc Media, An Internet Company based in Manchester, UK. I founded WPLift and ThemeFurnace, find out more on my Personal Blog. Thanks!

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