WordPress team just announced that the new version of WordPress is available. It’s WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”. Matt posted some notes about this release. I have WordPress for multi-site installation, and since the previous upgrade went smoothly — except some minor issues — I had no reasons not to upgrade. It was easy, just took few seconds.
I like the way WordPress greets me with useful information. You will get information about new features. You know what your WordPress installation can do. Nice.
I need some more steps to upgrade since my blog is a network-blog. It took only few extra clicks. When I go to post creation page, I got a tiny tooltip telling an information about what I can get from this installation. The media uploader is improved now. It’s drag-and-drop now. If you have problem, you can still use the basic uploader. And, it also supports additional files (
This release is also great for those who wants to start blogging using WordPress because “Help” provides more details about the current page — yes, it’s depending on the context.
If you want to read all details about this WordPress 3.3, go to WordPress Codex. For me, these are some to highlight:
- Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader
- Post-update About screen — After upgrading, you know what the new features are.
- When inserting a Gallery to be ordered by Date/Time use the post_date field for ordering rather than ID