WordPress Rolling Out Version 3.3 For All Today

Many may not be aware of how much WordPress has influenced the internet. When most people think WordPress, they think blogs as opposed to the Content Management System that it really is. WordPress powered sites account for over 8% of all websites out there. WordPress is known for its easy to use interface and great plugin feature which has aided its proliferation on the webspace. Websites such as The New York Times, TechCrunch, Forbes, Blackberry, the NFL and even this here Technesstivity all use WordPress to handle content delivery. Now, it’s gotten even better. A series of Release Candidates for the updated software have been in the wild for testers but finally, WordPress has given its new update,  ‘Sonny’ or version 3.3, a good bill of health to be rolled out to websites worldwide. WordPress.com hosted sites should get first dibs on the new software with other externally hosted sights to follow.

A couple of notable features given in Version 3.3 include:

  • Easier Uploading
    • File Type Detection – A single upload button.
    • Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader
  • Dashboard Design
    • New Toolbar in the dashboard, combining the Admin Bar and admin header
    • Responsive design for some screens, including iPad/tablet support
    • Flyout menus, providing single-click access to any screen
  • New User Experience
    • New feature pointers, helping users navigate new features
    • Post-update About screen
    • Dashboard welcome area for new installs
  • Content Tools
    • Better co-editing that releases post locks immediately
    • Tumblr Importer
    • Don’t lose widgets when switching themes
  • Under the Hood improvements
    • Use the postname permalink structure without a performance penalty
    • Improved Editor API
    • is_main_query() function and WP_Query method
    • Remove a number of funky characters from post slugs
    • jQuery 1.7.1 and jQuery UI 1.8.16
    • A new Screen API for adding help documentation and adapting to screen contexts
    • Improved metadata API
  • Performance improvements and hundreds of bug fixes

More technical details on the update can be found on WordPress.  Bloggers, Web Content managers and web designers reading this out there; what do you think of the new changes?  Drop us a comment below.

Source: WordPress.org


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