WordPress 3.8 “Parker” is here to welcome 2014

WordPress 3.8 “Parker” is designed to be modernize in every aspect from dashboard structure,font type to superior contrast.

The dashboard is well organised so that we could easily find the stuff we need. And thanks to Open Sans,the open source font type, texts now could be showing much nicer in both desktop and mobile devices. Adding with the refined contrast,the new WordPress just brings us more reading pressure and simplicity.

WordPress is now for every device.By ditching the pixels,page loads significantly faster too. So editing posts in mobile devices or tablets will be the same as what you make it on your desktop.

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WordPress 3.4 “Green” is available now

After months of testing,WordPress 3.4 is finally working officially.It has a code name “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green.

In this updated version,the biggest change for users is Theme Customizer which allows you edit your theme with live preview.You can change color,background,custom image of header etc. in the customizer.

Another change is Tweets could be embed in posts now.Just insert a permanent link of your tweet in a post and it would be embedded beautifully.

Lastly,image captions have been improved to allow HTML,like links,in them.

The upgrade process is simple as usual.Get into your update settings,backup your data and click ‘Update now’.Then it will be completed within 5 mins normally.Of course,manual installation will be an option too.You could download WordPress 3.4 here.

WordPress 3.2 is here

After months of testing and fixing,WordPress 3.2 comes officially.It’s said to make it faster and lighter.

Inside the new version,a refreshed dashboard design is created.I feel it is much clearer than the old one and loads faster as they declared.They also create a new official theme-new Twenty Eleven theme which is fully coded by HTML5 as they promised before that they would design a new theme every year.

The best part in this latest WordPress is the freshest full screen editor.

It’s left nothing but my editing windows,they call it as distraction-free writing or zen mode.

More improvements and bug fixes in this build give users better experience.WordPress takes a 3-minutes video clip to show us how it could work fantastically.

After watching this,I bet you wanna upgrade your blog platform to this awesome one. 🙂

Oh,they also said that more good stuff will be available in next batch,WordPress 3.3.You’ll stay tuned,won’t you?

Update to WordPress 3.1.3 & more

WordPress 3.1.3 is just a security update for the previous versions.The Security fixes and enhancements are:

  • Various security hardening by Alexander Concha.
  • Taxonomy query hardening by John Lamansky.
  • Prevent sniffing out user names of non-authors by using canonical redirects. Props Verónica Valeros.
  • Media security fixes by Richard Lundeen of Microsoft, Jesse Ou of Microsoft, and Microsoft Vulnerability Research.
  • Improves file upload security on hosts with dangerous security settings.
  • Cleans up old WordPress import files if the import does not finish.
  • Introduce “clickjacking” protection in modern browsers on admin and login pages.

More details can be found here.Most existing users could get updated automatically,or you also could choose to manually download and then install it by yourselves.

Well,it’s not the only update for the day.WordPress 3.2 released its latest update-beta 2.Be aware that it’s a beta version of WordPress and so it’d better to test on a non-production website as it may be working not stably at all.

New version includes some changes since beta 1:

  • Google Chrome Frame is now supported in the admin, if you have it installed. This is especially useful for IE 6 users (remember, IE 6 is otherwise deprecated for the admin).
  • The admin is less ugly in IE 7.
  • The blue admin color scheme has caught up to the grey one, and is ready for testing.
  • We are now bundling jQuery 1.6.1. You should test any JS that uses jQuery. WordPress JavaScript guru Andrew Ozz has a post with more info.

It’s announced that WordPress 3.2 should be officially announced by the end of this month if all results from beta testers show good.I wish it could be on the right track.Eventually I wish to see the improvements on loading the control panel and editors as currently they’re still running a bit slow.


WordPress 3.2 Beta 1

2 days ago,WordPress released 3.2 beta 1.It initially releases to beta users who are willing to bear the risks of bugs and could have some knowledge to point out the existing issues in the beta.

WordPress indicated there are quite a number of improvements in the new version:

  • Performance improvements like you wouldn’t believe. What’s that mean? Things are faster!
  • Distraction-free Writing. The visual editor’s full-screen composing experience has gotten a major overhaul, and is now available from HTML mode, too. More than ever, WordPress allows you to focus on what matters most — your content.
  • Admin UI Refresh. The last major redesign of the WordPress admin was in 2008. This isn’t a major redesign, just a little facelift to keep us feeling young. WordPress turns 8 later this month, you know.
  • New Default Theme. Introducing Twenty Eleven, based on the popular Duster theme. Rotating header images, post format support, and more.
  • Browse Happy. WordPress is made to work with modern browsers. If you visit your Dashboard using an outdated web browser, we’ll let you know there’s a newer version available.
  • Admin Bar. We’ve added more links to the admin bar to make it even more useful.

As it’s the beta version,we can’t expect that it could run smoothly.In fact,some issues have been figured out:

  • We haven’t updated the blue admin color scheme yet, so do your testing in the gray zone for best results.

As WordPress 3.2 beta 1 is not a minor update from previous version,some requirements have changed to:

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