Weekly WordPress News: WordPress 4.1 Live, Happy Holidays & 2015 Plans

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:


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:


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 ;)

On with the news …

WordPress News and Articles

Tutorials and How-Tos

Resources & Freebies



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!

Related Articles


learn wordpress wplift icon

Learn The Inner Workings Of WordPress,

Even If You Don’t Know How to Code...

Join Our 30,000+ WordPress Aficionados, From Newbies To Experts, And Power-Up. Your WordPress Site With The Best Plugins, Techniques and Tricks.