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WordPress 3.8 has been released

wordpress-logoAs expected, WordPress 3.8 (named “Parker” after jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker) is now available and ready for you to install.  You can download a copy of it here, or read more about it on the official WordPress blog.

As we mentioned a few week ago, WordPress 3.8 comes with a handful of new features.  The new changes are almost all focused on the admin area, in an attempt to refresh and update it.  The changes include:

  • MP6, which is a nice visual refresh of the admin area.
  • DASH, a redesigned landing page in the admin area.
  • THX38, which is a new theme chooser and installation process.
  • Widgets Area Chooser, which simplifies the process for adding widgets to your site.

As with most major releases, this one is full of features but doesn’t have any critical security fixes in it.  Take your time, back up your site, then give it a shot.

If you’re on one of our improvement plans, we’ll have you updated in the next day or so after we’ve done some testing and backed up your site.

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