An early Christmas present for WordPress enthusiasts – WordPress 3.5 is scheduled for release on December 5th. I’m not going to walk through all the changes – you can easily do that for yourself by reading the Beta 1 post and the Beta 2 post on wordpress.org.
The big thing that most will notice is that the Media Manager has been completely revamped. Instead of a list of images in the library that you work with individually via a popup dialog, the tags settings are presented within the lightbox to the right. Image galleries are now a lot easier, you just select the images you want to put into a gallery and just add to the post. It’s like WordPress menus that were introduced in WordPress 3.0 – it’s so much easier that you will wonder how you lived without it. A couple of other noteworthy changes is that the blogroll widget is gone (does anyone use blogrolls anymore?), a color picker and a new welcome screen.
Under the covers, the new media manager is making use of the
I would be remiss without mentioning that there is a new Twenty Twelve theme available NOW. The Twenty Eleven theme was a great default theme. Fully responsive, it was interesting to see so many websites adopt it as a parent theme and just make some minor modifications to customize it. We will see if Twenty Twelve is as successful. Twenty Twelve has already garnered some raves, some are saying that it is even a better theme for those ubiquitous mobile devices that are now so woven into our lives
Kathy Alice Brown is a SEO expert specializing in Technical SEO and Content. In her spare time she loves to get outside.