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.
Introducing WordPress 3.4 "Green"
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.
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?
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.
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.
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:
Hours ago,WordPress 2.9 was officially released.It isn’t a major upgrade,however,some cool functions are still giving us a reason to make an upgrade.The whole upgrade procedures are very easy.You can upgrade easily from your Dashboard by going to Tools > Upgrade, or you can download from WordPress.org.
The official video clips introduces all things about the new release.Here we go:
The cool points of the new version for the users are:
Global undo/”trash” feature, which means that if you accidentally delete a post or comment you can bring it back from the grave (i.e., the Trash). This also eliminates those annoying “are you sure” messages we used to have on every delete.
Built-in image editor allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images to show them who’s boss. This is the first wave of our many planned media-handling improvements.
Batch plugin update and compatibility checking, which means you can update 10 plugins at once, versus having to do multiple clicks for each one, and we’re using the new compatibility data from the plugins directory to give you a better idea of whether your plugins are compatible with new releases of WordPress. This should take the fear and hassle out of upgrading.
Easier video embeds that allow you to just paste a URL on its own line and have it magically turn it into the proper embed code, with Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv (and more in the next release).
The new WordPress also ensures the smoothest experience as it’s out of thousands of bugs which exist in the previous versions and many improvements have been done here.So I think you’d better to make the upgrade as soon as possible.The benefit is GREAT!
Pingdom did a survey and research on stability of blogging services all over the world from Nov. 10,2008 to Mar. 10,2009.The uptime of each service is the standard measurement of the test and the final report was published some days ago.
We could see that Typepad works very well and wins the first prize,followed by Blogger and WordPress.com.However,Typepad is a paid service and meanwhile Blogger and WordPress.com are providing free services.I appreciate to see such a great result which indicates that both Blogger and WordPress.com never dump into a lousy ground because of free.Instead they are chasing the standard to be professional in the field and well,they really do it and get it.
Eh,Windows Live Spaces is not good example.Even though it’s in the fourth position,its downtime is around 4 hours more than Top three’s.Shame!
Now you know which one should you choose to start your blog,don’t you?
WordPress Release Candidate 1 was released on 1st of Dec and now my blog had clothed it.It was announced that 280 commits have been polished and a new admin UI introduced.However,the bug I met is still undone.
I think the final version of 2.7 will come within 1 week.I hope at that time more issues can be solved so that I could run it much comfortable.If your guys want to try it in advance,you can download it here and install to your server.All are minutes’ work.