ClassicPress 1.4.2 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 1.4.2.

The ClassicPress 1.4.2 release reintroduces the following planned changes for 1.4.0 that were reverted quickly due to bugs:

  • Update TinyMCE Visual editor to 4.9.11. This was achieved by reapplying the upgrade to TinyMCE 4.9.11, and thoroughly testing for breaking behaviour. Testing did reveal issues in handling Block and other comment containing content that will be addressed in a future release.
  • Upgrade PHPMailer. PHPMailer has been updated through several versions to 6.6.3. It contains a minor adjustment which is backwards compatible with any code that calls the PHPMailer files directly. Unit tests have been introduce to ensure the adjustments remain in place on future updates.

This release also contains some minor bug fixes and enables automated PHP Compatability checking.

For new features as compared to 1.4.1 and older releases of ClassicPress, please see the version 1.4.1 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 1.4.2 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.


Just got my auto-update :tada: :classicpress:


Update via WP-CLI went flawlessly. Good job and thank you :+1:


10 installations down, no issues yet :slight_smile:

cu, w0lf.


Auto updated with no issues