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WordPress 3.8 updates

Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet.

Introducing a modern new design


WordPress has gotten a facelift. 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!


Modern aesthetic

The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography

The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast

We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

WordPress on every device

responsiveWe all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.

High definition at high speed

WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

Admin color schemes to match your personality


WordPress just got a colorful new update. We’ve included eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that suits you best.

Color schemes can be previewed and changed from your Profile page.

Refined theme management

themesThe new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

Twenty Fourteen, a sleek new magazine theme

The new Twenty Fourteen theme displayed on a laptop. tablet and phone

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.

With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.

Beginning of a new era

This release was led by Matt Mullenweg. This is our second release using the new plugin-first development process, with a much shorter timeframe than in the past. We think it’s been going great. You can check out the features currently in production on the make/core blog.

There are 188 contributors with props in this release:

Aaron HolbrookAaron JorbinadamsilversteinadmiralthrawnAlexander Hoereth,Amy Hendrix (sabreuse)Andrew NacinAndrew OzzAndrey KabakchievAndy PeatlingAnkit GadeAnton TimmermansArkadiusz RzadkowolskiAubrey PortwoodbassgangBen DunkleBilly (bananastalktome)binarymoonBrady VercherBrandon KraftBrian RichardsBryan PettyCalin DonCarl Danley,Caroline MooreCaspieChris JeanClinton MontagueCorphiDan Bernardic,Daniel DudzicdatafeedrcomDave WhitleyDion HulseDominik Schilling (ocean90)Doug WollisonDrew JaynesdziudekEric Andrew LewisErick HitterEric MannEvan SolomonFaisonFrank KleinGary JonesGary PendergastGennady KovsheninGeorge Stephanisgnarf37Gregory KarpinskyhanniHelen Hou-Sandi,Ian DunnIpstenu (Mika Epstein)Isaac KeyetJ.D. GrimesJack Lenoxjanhenckens,Jeff BowenJeff ChandlerJen MyloJeremy BullerJeremy FeltJeremy HerveJeremy PryJesper Johansen (jayjdk)jhnedjim912Joan ArtesJoe DolsonJoen Asmussen,John BlackbournJohn FishJohn James JacobyJon CaveJoost de ValkJoshua AbenazerJunko NukagaJustin de VesineJustin SaintonK.Adam WhiteKailey (trepmal)Kat HaganKelly DwanKim ParsellKirk WightKonstantin Dankov,Konstantin KovsheninKonstantin ObenlandKrzysiek DrozdzLance WillettLee Willislessbloatlite3littlethingsstudioLucPLutz SchroerMakoMark Jaquith,Mark McWilliamsMarko HeijnenMatias VenturaMatthew DentonMatthew Haines-YoungMatt MullenwegMatt ThomasMatt Wiebemegane9988Mel ChoycemicahwaveMichael CainMichelMichelle LangstonMike BurnsMike HansenMike LittleMike SchroderMilan Dinicmitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine),Morgan Estesmoto hachiNaoko Takanoneil_pieNick DaughertyNick Halsey,Nikolay BachiyskininioninnypantsnofearincNowell VanHoesenodyssey,OriginalEXEPascal BirchlerPaul de WouterspavelevapPeter WestwoodPtah DunbarRaam DevrachelbakerRachel CardenRadicesRam Ratan Maurya,Remkus de VriesRescuework SupportRicky Lee WhittemoreRobert DallRobert Wetzlmayr, PHP-ProgrammiererRodrigo PrimoRyan BorenSamuel Wood (Otto),sanchothefatsboisvertScott BasgaardScott ReillyScott TaylorscribuSean HayesSergey BiryukovshaunandrewsSheri Bigelow (designsimply)ShinichiN,Simon WheatleySiobhanSiobhan Bamber (siobhyb)sirbrilligsolarissmoke,Stephen EdgarStephen HarrisSteven WordTakashi IrieTakayuki Miyauchi,Takuma MorikawaThomas GuillottierraTill KrussTLA MediaTobiasBg,tommcfarlinTorsten LandsiedelTracy RottontrishasalasTyler SmithUlrich,VladimirWeston RuterYoav Farhiyonasy, and Zack Tollman. Also thanks to Ben Morrison and Christine Webb for help with the video.

Thanks for choosing WordPress. See you soon for version 3.9!

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WordPress 3.6 – amazing new features!

WordPress 3.6

REVISIONS, Media Player and really nice default TWENTY THIRTEEN theme!

Colorful New Theme

Introducing Twenty Thirteen

The new default theme puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging.

Inspired by modern art, Twenty Thirteen features quirky details, beautiful typography, and bold, high-contrast colors — all with a flexible layout that looks great on any device, big or small.

Write with Confidence

Explore Revisions


From the first word you write, WordPress saves every change. Each revision is always at your fingertips. Text is highlighted as you scroll through revisions at lightning speed, so you can see what changes have been made along the way.

It’s easy to compare two revisions from any point in time, and to restore a revision and go back to writing. Now you can be confident that no mistake is permanent.

Improved Autosaves

Never lose a word you’ve written. Autosaving is now even better; whether your power goes out, your browser crashes, or you lose your internet connection, your content is safe.

Better Post Locking

Always know who’s editing with live updates that appear in the list of posts. And if someone leaves for lunch with a post open, you can take over where they left off.

Support for Audio and Video

New Media Player

Share your audio and video with the new built-in HTML5 media player. Upload files using the media manager and embed them in your posts.

Embed Music from Spotify, Rdio, and SoundCloud

Embed songs and albums from your favorite artists, or playlists you’ve mixed yourself. It’s as simple as pasting a URL into a post on its own line.

(Love another service? Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.)

Under the Hood

Audio/Video API

The new audio/video APIs give developers access to powerful media metadata, like ID3 tags.

Semantic Markup

Themes can now choose improved HTML5 markup for comment forms, search forms, and comment lists.

JavaScript Utilities

Handy JavaScript utilities ease common tasks like Ajax requests, templating, and Backbone view management.

Shortcode Improvements

Search content for shortcodes withhas_shortcode() and adjust shortcode attributes with a new filter.

Revision Control

Fine-grained revision controls allow you to keep a different number of revisions for each post type.

External Libraries

New and updated libraries: MediaElement.js, jQuery 1.10.2, jQuery UI 1.10.3, jQuery Migrate, Backbone 1.0.

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WordPress 3.5.1 updates are cool!

WordPress 3.5.1 updates are cool!

In addition to constant on-going inprovements on security and user interface, the new WordPress 3.5.1 updates are just cool adding more ease of use and making this more MAC like for even the novice / beginner user to understand. 🙂

Welcome to WordPress 3.5.1

Thank you for updating to the latest version! WordPress 3.5.1 is more polished and enjoyable than ever before. We hope you like it.
Version 3.5.1

What’s NewCreditsFreedoms

Maintenance and Security Release

Version 3.5.1 addressed some security issues and fixed 37 bugs. For more information, see the release notes.

New Media Manager

Beautiful Interface

Adding media has been streamlined with an all-new experience, making it a breeze to upload files and place them into your posts.

Picturesque Galleries

Creating image galleries is faster with drag and drop reordering, inline caption editing, and simplified controls for layout.

New Default Theme

Introducing Twenty Twelve

The newest default theme for WordPress is simple, flexible, and elegant.

What makes it really shine are the design details, like the gorgeous Open Sans typeface and a fully responsive design that looks great on any device.

Naturally, Twenty Twelve supports all the theme features you’ve come to know and love, but it is also designed to be as great for a website as it is for a blog.

Retina Ready

So Sharp You Can’t See the Pixels

The WordPress dashboard now looks beautiful on high-resolution screens like those found on the iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Icons and other visual elements are crystal clear and full of detail.

Smoother Experience

Better Accessibility

WordPress supports more usage modes than ever before. Screenreaders, touch devices, and mouseless workflows all have improved ease of use and accessibility.

More Polish

A number of screens and controls have been refined. For example, a new color picker makes it easier for you to choose that perfect shade of blue.

Under the Hood

Meta Query Additions

The WP_Comment_Query and WP_User_Queryclasses now support meta queries just likeWP_Query. Meta queries now support querying for objects without a particular meta key.

Post Objects

Post objects are now instances of a WP_Postclass, which improves performance by loading selected properties on demand.

Image Editing API

The WP_Image_Editor class abstracts image editing functionality such as cropping and scaling, and uses ImageMagick when available.

Multisite Improvements

switch_to_blog() is now significantly faster and more reliable.


The WordPress API is now always enabled, and supports fetching users, editing profiles, managing post revisions, and searching posts.

External Libraries

WordPress now includes the Underscore andBackbone JavaScript libraries. TinyMCE, jQuery, jQuery UI, and SimplePie have all been updated to the latest versions.

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