You heard me… WordPress 3.3 is now released!!!
Join me tomorrow for a complete walkthrough of WordPress 3.3 on the iThemes.TV show at 11am (CST). You can reserve your spot by signing up at GotoWebinar. So what are some of the key changes and enhancements with WordPress 3.3?
- Brand new media uploader that makes it even easier to add photos or other files to your posts or pages with a simple drag-and-drop interface. Adding one file is just as easy as adding multiple files at the same time.
- Only one “upload file” icon exists on the post edit screen because WordPress now has better file type detection so the backend of WordPress knows what to do with the files you upload.
- The media uploader also supports new file formats so you can now upload files like a 7z format.
- The admin dashboard menus now feature flyout menus making it faster moving around the admin area. All you have to do is hover of the main menu items and your sub navigation areas will flyout granting easy access and providing single-click access to the whole admin area.
- WordPress 3.3 features an improved header/admin toolbar.
- The admin area of WordPress now responds to the screen size of the user and resizes itself based on various screen resolutions. Especially helpful if you use a tablet to manage the backend of your WordPress site.
- Brand new help tabs give easier access to relevant documentation and links and are even broken into smaller sections for better visibility.
- If you’ve ever been frustrated because two users are editing the same post at the same time and one of you overwrites the other persons changes… have no fear. WordPress 3.3 now features better co-editing capabilities. You’ll now be alerted when someone is editing the post.
- Better and more flexible Permalinks are in WordPress 3.3. A ton of work went into the WordPress permalinks making them operate better without performance penalties.
- WordPress now includes the complete jQuery UI stack and the latest version of jQuery 1.7.1
- Lots of API functionality improvements for WP_Screen and the Editor. This should lead to some awesome future development.
You can grab the latest version of WordPress 3.3 from WordPress.org or by updating directly from your current WordPress admin dashboard. But don’t forget to backup before you update. And the best solution for any WordPress backup is BackupBuddy – Grab your copy today.
And hopefully, I’ll see you all tomorrow in our live webinar walking through the new features of WordPress 3.3. You can reserve your spot by signing up at GotoWebinar.