Logged on to ImagePerceptions.com this morning and was greeted with the announcement of the release of WordPress 3.3 (named, Sonny – in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt). As always, the message suggested I click to update now.
And, as I always do, I clicked to do the automatic update. (I love how easy WordPress makes my life!)
I had heard rumors of some of the upcoming updates, but it’s always a little exciting to see any major changes in the appearance and function of the new version.
The New Stuff!
Here are a few cool new things… (most of this is taken from WordPress’ announcement)
Flyout Menus (Nice!)
Speed up navigating the dashboard and reduce repetitive clicking with our new flyout submenus. As you hover over each main menu item in your dashboard navigation, the submenus will magically appear, providing single-click access to any dashboard screen.
Header + Admin Bar = Toolbar
To save space and increase efficiency, we’ve combined the admin bar and the old Dashboard header into one persistent toolbar. Hovering over the toolbar items will reveal submenus when available for quick access.
They just keep making it easier! As the name implies, now you can just drag your files to the uploader window to beam them up.
I really think this is my favorite thing they’ve done here. Certain dashboard screens have been updated to look better at various sizes, including improved iPad/tablet support. Before, when wanting to blog on your iPad you had a very limited toolbar. It definitely limited your mobile blogging experience. Now you can login with your iPad and create a new post or page with all of your tools present and accounted for! I love this!!!
Anyway, this is just a few, but significant changes. To read more go to wordpress.org/news/2011/12/sonny/