WordPress which is so far one of the best Blogging platform and one of the most promising CMS platform has released an updated version : WordPress 3.5. This is one of the major release and is now available for everyone to update to latest version. There are many new features added in WordPress 3.5 and here I will quickly sum up some of the noticeable feature and a video later to showcase the new features of 3.5 version of WordPress.
What’s new in WordPress 3.5 Code name: Elvin?
WodPress 3.5 has got code name “Elvin” on the honour of Jazz Drummer Elvin Jones.
New Responsive theme: Twenty Twelve
WordPress 3.5 comes with a new responsive WordPress theme call Twenty Twelve. If you are one of those who likes Typographical rich theme, I’m sure you will love new Twenty twelve theme.
New media Manager and Gallery:
WordPress has come a long way when it comes to media uploading and with 3.5 version, they have introduced a smart way to add images and create image gallery. Now WordPress 3.5 supports drag and drop image re-ordering and In line caption editing.
Retina display support:
Few weeks back Gravatar added HQ image upload support for Retina display devices like iPad and with 3.5, WordPress dashboard supports retina display devices. So if you have a latest iPad or retina ready Macbook, you will be amazed with the crystal clear clarity of Wp dashboard.
These are just few of the many new features of WordPress 3.5 . Along with it, there are many changes that you should know. For example, Search Privacy settings which used to be under Settings > Privacy is not moved to Settings > readings. Also, link manager is gone from WordPress 3.5. One of the best feature of 3.5 is, you can now install WordPress plugins from your favorite. You can browse WordPress plugins repo and mark plugins as favourite and you install WordPress plugin from marked favorite section.
If you wish to get an in-depth details of what’s new in 3.5, here are few links which will help you:
Here is an official video from WordPress team talking about new features of WordPress 3.5:
How to update to WordPress 3.5?
You can download the latest version from WordPress official page and manually update your WordPress or you can simply use the Dashboard > Updates and update your WordPress blog to latest 3.5 version.
I have already shared a complete tutorial on updating WordPress and if you missed it, you can follow the link below and learn about it:
Though before you update your blog on a live server, I would recommend check plugin and theme compatibility. Specially if you are using a plugin which has not been updated for long, it’s a good idea to confirm before updating the latest version. Or rather, wait for 3-4 days and check if there is any issues reported in WordPress forum.
Go ahead and try new WordPress 3.5 and do share your review and opinion about latest major release from WordPress.