Know About WordPress 3.8
WordPress 3.8 Beta is here and it seems that it’s going to change things pretty significantly, at
least in the aesthetics department. And this is a good thing, too because boy, did I get tired of looking at the old dashboard colour theme. But, hey, it’s not only about the looks, right? Don’t judge a book by its cover, and all that. Aside from pointing out how embarrassing it is for people to judge inanimate objects based on anything, I want to delve a bit into the new features 3.8 will bring and how things will change around WordPress after the update.
The new dashboard is the thing I want to talk about first because, well, it was the first change that caught my eye, and also because I really like it. It’s given a much better, darker, cleaner look which sits perfectly with me. Also, if you don’t like the default colour theme, you can choose from four different pallets.
Since most people today use the Internet through mobile devices (so much so that it caused Google to rework their algorithms, introducing the curiously named Hummingbird), WordPress decided that a bit of optimization for mobile devices would not be a bad idea. You can’t always be around your computer but that doesn’t meant that you can’t tweak your blog a bit from your tablet or your phone. After all, it’s not just a 500 dollar toy, is it now? It used to be much harder to do it in the past, though, because WP wasn’t exactly mobile friendly. This is a subject to change for this update and things are going to improve significantly. The new responsive interface is much friendlier than the old one and it’s going to be a breeze to browse through your blog and apply different changes you would wish to implement.
Plastic surgery is the name of the game for version 3.8 of our favourite platform. The theme management tool has also been changed a bit, and I must say it looks much better than before. The process of browsing, choosing and previewing themes has been significantly improved. It’s so much easier to find a suitable theme for your blog, it’s unimaginable. Previewing a theme has been made as easy as saying “potato” and the enormous fields for description leaves theme developers with the option to introduce their work in a verbal manner.
New Default Theme
The new default theme is called Twenty Fourteen. I like this new theme a lot. From its breathtaking design to its interesting practicality, everything about it screams innovation. Does it really matter that much? Yes, oh yes it does. It makes everything look so much better and the structural integrity it introduces is inspiring. It’s mobile friendly and it has such a nice, easy navigation that it makes me wonder why they haven’t introduced it earlier. It also gives you a lot more control over what is displayed on your site and how it’s organized. It’s really neat and interesting. I can’t wait for the new WP to be implemented everywhere.
Well, that’s hardly “everything” you need to know about the new WordPress, but it wraps up everything that you would be interested in. The new WP will be sleeker, faster, more organized and more mobile friendly. If it all works well with the Beta, the release should be upon us shortly. Are you excited for the new release? Are you trembling with anticipation? I sure hope so, because this is going to be one heck of a release.