ClassicPress 1.4.1 Release Notes

This is no longer the latest release of ClassicPress!
You can find the latest release at the top of the Release Notes subforum.

We’re happy to announce the release of ClassicPress 1.4.1.

This is a bugfix release coming shortly after our large 1.4.0 release to fix a few issues:

  • Make the TinyMCE Visual editor preserve paragraph tags correctly again. This was achieved by reverting the upgrade to TinyMCE 4.9.11, which will be re-introduced once it receives more testing.
  • Fix fatal errors when sending emails using PHPMailer. Some plugins are using a non-standard way of loading PHPMailer and related classes, which broke when we upgraded the PHPMailer library to the latest version and we didn’t catch this during testing. This was fixed by reverting the upgrade to PHPMailer.
  • Fix error when loading the Theme Details dialog. This prevented users from performing various options related to the themes.

This release rolls back the two libraries that were upgraded in ClassicPress 1.4.0 (TinyMCE and PHPMailer). Our first priority was to fix the issues introduced in 1.4.0, and now that that’s done, we will continue investigating fixes for these issues that will allow us to complete these library upgrades in a future version.

For new features as compared to 1.3.1 and older releases of ClassicPress, please see the version 1.4.0 release notes.

If your ClassicPress site has automatic updates enabled (the default configuration), then the new version will be installed automatically. Otherwise, we recommend upgrading your site(s) to 1.4.1 to receive all latest fixes and updates.

Download this release

New sites Download
and follow the installation instructions.
Existing WordPress sites Download the migration plugin and follow the migration instructions.
Existing ClassicPress sites Use the built-in update mechanism (more info).

Full changelog

The full changelog is available on GitHub.


Awesome! Seems to go all good now, thanks @james !


So far so good. Thanks!


Thanks for quick turnaround!


thanks for fixing


Thanks James. :+1:t2: