What’s new in WordPress 3.8

What’s new in WordPress 3.8

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WordPress 3.5 is around the corner, the beta version is already here. This release will have a lot if visual improvements. In this article we will tell you what’s coming in WordPress 3.8.

New user interface

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The first thing you will notice is that everything is darker, flatter and sleeker. I kind of like it! If you don’t like the dark skin, you can easily change it. WordPress 3.8 has 4 different skins to choose from.

New Dashboard

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The second thing you will notice is that the dashboard is much Less cluttered. They finally got rid of all those widgets and kept only the necessary ones.

Better theme management

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Themes page is much more cleaner now. In previous versions we had a small screenshot of our themes and some info, texts and links to activate the theme, it’s all gone now. In wordPress 3.8 all that has been replaced with a big screenshot and nothing more! When you hover on a theme, some buttons will appear to activate or to live preview the theme.

Afriendlier and Easier widget area

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I love the new widget area. How many times have you dragged a widget from the top of the page, and dropped it in the wrong widget area! I did that so many times! In WPCandle we build tons of widgets in our themes and we wedgetize at least 4 areas, that’s why we love the new widget page. The new widget page will allow user to easily drag the right widget to the right wiedgetized area. Image-widgets

Meet The Twenty Fourteen Theme

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Typically WordPress will release a more traditional blog style theme with each new edition. This year they’re going a bit of a different route with Twenty Fourteen. The magazine style theme features multiple navigation menus, page templates (default, full-width, and an author page), and plenty of post formats (standard, image, gallery, aside, quote, video and audio). Plus they’ve included a tagging system so you can quickly feature selected posts on your homepage.

Responsive Dashbaord

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The long-waited responsive dashboard is finally here. The all new dashboard features a much more user friendly menu bar with drop-downs, quick links to common pages (add post, moderate comments, upload media, add user) as well as improved responsive displays for each page (posts, widgets, menus, etc). Everything resizes beautifully to accommodate those with limited screen space.

Wrap up

WordPress 3.8 is really great and I am excited for the changes. I am looking forward for the official release of WordPress 3.8? How about you? Do you like the changes? Do you like the Twenty fourteen theme? If you have any question let us know and we will be happy to help you.

Hi there, I am Rahman Sharif, an enthusiastic WordPress Developer with an eye on Design. I'am a WordPress Developer with 3 years of experience. You can follow me on Twitter and Google.

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