WordPress 3.8 Released

WordPress 3.8 is here (ok, almost!) but you can get it now to see some of the cool stuff.

After upgrading you’ll get:

WordPress 3.8 Released

Welcome to WordPress 3.8 – Thank you for updating to WordPress 3.8, the most beautiful WordPress yet.

Features include:

  • Introducing a modern new design
  • Modern aesthetic – The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.
  • Clean typography – The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.
  • Refined contrast – We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.
  • WordPress on every device – We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.
  • High definition at high speed – WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

WordPress 3.8 Released

Refined theme management

The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance. Or want more information? Click to discover more. Then sit back and use your keyboard’s navigation arrows to flip through every theme you’ve got.

Smoother widget experience

Drag-drag-drag. Scroll-scroll-scroll. Widget management can be complicated. With the new design, we’ve worked to streamline the widgets screen.

Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it.

The admin theme is very different:

WordPress 3.8 Released

And so is the new theme:

WordPress captions it: “Twenty Fourteen, a sleek new magazine theme”

WordPress 3.8 Released

And the new default theme is called TwentyFourteen

Turn your blog into a magazine

Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.

With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.

WordPress 3.8 Released

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