WordPress 3.8 Released With Redesigned Admin Dashboard And New Theme

WordPress released its new version 3.8 on Thursday. WordPress 3.8 is named as “Parker” in the honor of saxophonist Charlie Parker. Let’s see what’s new in WordPress 3.8:

Better Theme Management:

Choosing themes from the admin panel of WordPress is now easy because of completely revamped themes page. The new themes page has larger thumbnails making it easier for you to browse themes quickly. On click of the theme details link shows a big screenshot of the theme and full description is displayed on the right hand side of the admin panel.

New Default Theme:

The new theme called TwentyFourteen is based on the concept of magazine and includes up to six featured content blocks. You can use the three widget areas to customize your website as well change your content’s layout with a two page templates.

Revamped Admin Interface:

The new version of WordPress brings a brand new look to the whole admin dashboard. The admin dashboard now comes with more color design. It has eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that matches your requirement. The color schemes can be previewed and altered from the Profile page of the admin panel.

Smooth Typography:

The Open Sans typeface provides the text that is compatible for both desktop and mobile device.

Clean Widget Experience:

WordPress has enhanced the widgets screen in the new design. The free spaces on wide screen monitors can be utilized by Sidebars by adding a side-by-side display. You no longer have to drag widgets into the sidebar. An alternative approach is to click on the widget and choose the sidebar you’d like to display. Choose the sidebar location and click the add widget button. This is a huge development, especially for those who use a lot of widgets.

Compatibility With Other Device:

People access the internet in different platforms like Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop. No matter what you use, you can operate WordPress efficiently.

High definition & Advanced Contrast:

The new WordPress has vector-based icons that scale to your screen. It is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate with better-quality contrast. By discarding pixels, pages load much faster.

There are certainly lots of new features and enhancements in WordPress 3.8. The users will get benefited with all these improvements.

The new version of WordPress is now available for download on WordPress.org.

What are your views on this latest version of WordPress?

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