WordPress 3.3 Final Released

If you run a self-hosted WordPress site, it’s time to upgrade. WordPress 3.3 was pushed out to blogs worldwide, notifying administrators to update.

Upon updating, you’ll get a nice little update summary message that introduces a lot of the new features. From the release notes, this update included a lot of improvements:

  • Easier Uploading
    • File Type Detection – A single upload button.
    • Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader
  • Dashboard Design
    • New Toolbar in the dashboard, combining the Admin Bar and admin header
    • Responsive design for some screens, including iPad/tablet support
    • Flyout menus, providing single-click access to any screen
  • New User Experience
    • New feature pointers, helping users navigate new features
    • Post-update About screen
    • Dashboard welcome area for new installs
  • Content Tools
    • Better co-editing that releases post locks immediately
    • Tumblr Importer
    • Don’t lose widgets when switching themes
  • Under the Hood improvements
    • Use the postname permalink structure without a performance penalty
    • Improved Editor API
    • is_main_query()¬†function and WP_Query method
    • Remove a number of funky characters from post slugs
    • jQuery 1.7.1 and jQuery UI 1.8.16
    • A new Screen API for adding help documentation and adapting to screen contexts
    • Improved metadata API
  • Performance improvements and hundreds of bug fixes

The main thing I am noticing that is fixed was a bug introduced in WordPress 3.2 with the visual editor. If you hit ‘enter’ after a link or even an image that had a link, the cursor would not go anywhere. If you looked at the corresponding generated HTML, it would enter a  . With a few of these, your post spacing could look pretty bad. I’m happy they fixed it and I am liking everything I have found so far as I write this up on WordPress 3.3.

Categories : Software
Posted by Jason Hamilton | December 13, 2011  |  No Comment

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