The big news this week is that WordPress 3.4 has dropped, and we’re excited about all of the fancy new goodies. The release is called “Green”, named after jazz guitarist and composer Grant Green.
Let’s take a look at a few of the highlights:
The theme customizer is the biggest change that you’ll find in the dashboard. It allows you to try on new themes in real time, make changes to the site tagline, customize colors, and change header text. The live preview feature makes it easy to see what your site is going to look like before you push it live.
You can now choose your own image dimensions for greater flexibility when customizing your headers. Header images can easily be selected from the media library.
Add the URL of a tweet on a line of its own and it will now automatically be embedded in a clickable way for easy replies, retweets, favorites and following.
HTML Image Captions
WordPress 3.4 allows you to include basic HTML in image captions, so you can give credit for the image or link to relevant information.
You can expect WordPress 3.4 to be faster than ever, as it’s received dozens of performance and API improvements. Users who have upgraded already have been reporting no problems with their installations.
Don’t all the new features and improvements make you want to upgrade your sites to 3.4 right away?!
If you’re a WPMU DEV member, you’ll be glad to know that all of our plugins and themes are compatible with WordPress 3.4, so your sites can keep on ticking and take the upgrades as fast as they come out. Enjoy the new release and don’t stress about the upgrade. This one should be smooth sailing.