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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!
The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.
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.
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
We 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
The 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
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 Holbrook, Aaron Jorbin, adamsilverstein, admiralthrawn, Alexander Hoereth,Amy Hendrix (sabreuse), Andrew Nacin, Andrew Ozz, Andrey Kabakchiev, Andy Peatling, Ankit Gade, Anton Timmermans, Arkadiusz Rzadkowolski, Aubrey Portwood, bassgang, Ben Dunkle, Billy (bananastalktome), binarymoon, Brady Vercher, Brandon Kraft, Brian Richards, Bryan Petty, Calin Don, Carl Danley,Caroline Moore, Caspie, Chris Jean, Clinton Montague, Corphi, Dan Bernardic,Daniel Dudzic, datafeedrcom, Dave Whitley, Dion Hulse, Dominik Schilling (ocean90), Doug Wollison, Drew Jaynes, dziudek, Eric Andrew Lewis, Erick Hitter, Eric Mann, Evan Solomon, Faison, Frank Klein, Gary Jones, Gary Pendergast, Gennady Kovshenin, George Stephanis, gnarf37, Gregory Karpinsky, hanni, Helen Hou-Sandi,Ian Dunn, Ipstenu (Mika Epstein), Isaac Keyet, J.D. Grimes, Jack Lenox, janhenckens,Jeff Bowen, Jeff Chandler, Jen Mylo, Jeremy Buller, Jeremy Felt, Jeremy Herve, Jeremy Pry, Jesper Johansen (jayjdk), jhned, jim912, Joan Artes, Joe Dolson, Joen Asmussen,John Blackbourn, John Fish, John James Jacoby, Jon Cave, Joost de Valk, Joshua Abenazer, Junko Nukaga, Justin de Vesine, Justin Sainton, K.Adam White, Kailey (trepmal), Kat Hagan, Kelly Dwan, Kim Parsell, Kirk Wight, Konstantin Dankov,Konstantin Kovshenin, Konstantin Obenland, Krzysiek Drozdz, Lance Willett, Lee Willis, lessbloat, lite3, littlethingsstudio, LucP, Lutz Schroer, Mako, Mark Jaquith,Mark McWilliams, Marko Heijnen, Matias Ventura, Matthew Denton, Matthew Haines-Young, Matt Mullenweg, Matt Thomas, Matt Wiebe, megane9988, Mel Choyce, micahwave, Michael Cain, Michel, Michelle Langston, Mike Burns, Mike Hansen, Mike Little, Mike Schroder, Milan Dinic, mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine),Morgan Estes, moto hachi, Naoko Takano, neil_pie, Nick Daugherty, Nick Halsey,Nikolay Bachiyski, ninio, ninnypants, nofearinc, Nowell VanHoesen, odyssey,OriginalEXE, Pascal Birchler, Paul de Wouters, pavelevap, Peter Westwood, Ptah Dunbar, Raam Dev, rachelbaker, Rachel Carden, Radices, Ram Ratan Maurya,Remkus de Vries, Rescuework Support, Ricky Lee Whittemore, Robert Dall, Robert Wetzlmayr, PHP-Programmierer, Rodrigo Primo, Ryan Boren, Samuel Wood (Otto),sanchothefat, sboisvert, Scott Basgaard, Scott Reilly, Scott Taylor, scribu, Sean Hayes, Sergey Biryukov, shaunandrews, Sheri Bigelow (designsimply), ShinichiN,Simon Wheatley, Siobhan, Siobhan Bamber (siobhyb), sirbrillig, solarissmoke,Stephen Edgar, Stephen Harris, Steven Word, Takashi Irie, Takayuki Miyauchi,Takuma Morikawa, Thomas Guillot, tierra, Till Kruss, TLA Media, TobiasBg,tommcfarlin, Torsten Landsiedel, Tracy Rotton, trishasalas, Tyler Smith, Ulrich,Vladimir, Weston Ruter, Yoav Farhi, yonasy, and Zack Tollman. Also thanks to Ben Morrison and Christine Webb for help with the video.
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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
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.
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
The new audio/video APIs give developers access to powerful media metadata, like ID3 tags.
Themes can now choose improved HTML5 markup for comment forms, search forms, and comment lists.
Search content for shortcodes with
has_shortcode() and adjust shortcode attributes with a new filter.
Fine-grained revision controls allow you to keep a different number of revisions for each post type.
New and updated libraries: MediaElement.js, jQuery 1.10.2, jQuery UI 1.10.3, jQuery Migrate, Backbone 1.0.
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
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
Adding media has been streamlined with an all-new experience, making it a breeze to upload files and place them into your posts.
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.
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.
WordPress supports more usage modes than ever before. Screenreaders, touch devices, and mouseless workflows all have improved ease of use and accessibility.
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
WP_User_Queryclasses now support meta queries just like
WP_Query. Meta queries now support querying for objects without a particular meta key.
Post objects are now instances of a
WP_Postclass, which improves performance by loading selected properties on demand.
Image Editing API
WP_Image_Editor class abstracts image editing functionality such as cropping and scaling, and uses ImageMagick when available.
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.