How WordPress 4.1 Dinah Enhances Business Blogging

Business blogging can be enhanced with the latest version of the popular WordPress blog platform.

On December 18, 2014, WordPress 4.1 Dinah was launched and made available for download after four months of intense development. Curiously, it was named after Dinah Washington, the late jazz singer. John Blackbourn was in charge of this latest update which features many improvements including the most noticeable change, an updated default theme, which is blog-focused and designed for clarity. New plugin recommendations plus a better writing experience free from distractions are the other highlights.

Business Blogging Made Better with Twenty Fifteen

Twenty Fifteen

Taking a closer look at the new Twenty Fifteen theme, it focuses on content which is a continuation of the theme’s earlier focus. The two-column theme is much lighter and features a sidebar on the left and content at the right column. There are five color schemes available with the customizer. The theme appears the best with large images and appears equally great with screens of various sizes including mobile screen resolutions. The Noto Google web font used for the theme includes more than 30 scripts and works across various languages.

New Distraction Free Writing and Visual Editor

The Distraction Free Writing mode makes the surrounding interface disappear so you can focus on the typing. And you don’t need to undergo a transition for accessing the meta boxes or admin menu. These can be accessed with a movement of the mouse.

The Visual Editor features many inline editing tools appearing over the image. The tools help easy alignment of the image and provide access to other editing options. The oEmbed support is also offered for the continuously looping Vine videos. Sharing them has become a lot easier.

Plugin Installation and Recommender Plugins Filter

The latest plugin installation experience enables browsing tiled plugins in a grid with more clearly displayed information regarding the number of times the plugin’s downloads were carried out, its last updated time, its ratings and, importantly, whether it’s been tested with the current WordPress version. A Recommended Plugins filter is also provided.

Getting Better and Better

WordPress 4.1 represents continuous improvement of the blog platform. The aforementioned features, particularly the Twenty Fifteen theme, signify a marked improvement in usability for business blogging. Some may take time to get used to the latest Distraction Free Writing mode, though eventually they wouldn’t be able to deny its convenience. It’s worth knowing that the developments are the result of the work of not only the WordPress developers but also 283 contributors.

WordPress is considered to be the best content management system to build an SEO-friendly website. With TwentyFifteen, content always takes center stage, whether viewed on a phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer. By adopting the new version and utilizing its features with the help of a provider of blog services, you can benefit from interesting content for your blogs and enhance your online visibility.

About Monica Barber

Monica Barber

Monica Barber is the Internet Marketing Manager of MOS, a leading BPO company in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She joined the MOS team in 2013 bringing with her a wealth of experience in SEO, Social Media, web design and Internet Marketing management. She has successfully designed digital marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 and small to mid-size companies and continues creating new MOS digital strategies to keep up with Google’s everchanging algorithms.