WordPress Release

WordPress 3.8 – “Parker”

Just 2 days ago, WordPress 3.8 was released. It was a quick follow after WordPress 3.7 being released just a little under 2 months ago. This short release cycle was announced and should have been expected, as mentioned in this year’s 2013 State of the Word. WordPress 3.7 had a large focus on the “application”…

WordPress 3.8 – Beta 1

WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 was just announced by project and version lead Matt Mullenweg. This next major release of WordPress is set to focus on bringing together a number of feature-as-a-plugin, plugins, such as MP6 and others. Here is what Matt highlighted in the announcement. The new admin design, especially the responsive aspect of it.…

WordPress 3.7 in the Wild

WordPress 3.7 hit the web yesterday with a big splash. We saw Beta 1, RC1, and RC2 come very quickly. This is exactly in line with Matt Mullenweg’s announcement that both WordPress 3.7 and 3.8 would be released this year. There were a few key features for WordPress 3.7 to make it more “application ready,”…

WordPress 3.7 – Release Candidate 1

Andrew Nacin of the WordPress core team, announced yesterday that WordPress 3.7 Release Candidate (RC) 1 is now available. Andrew notes something very important about a WordPress 3.7 change. WordPress 3.7 introduces automatic background updates for security and minor releases (like updating from 3.7 to 3.7.1). These are really easy to test — RC 1…

WordPress 3.7 – Beta 1

It feels like we just upgraded to WordPress 3.6, and now WordPress 3.7 Beta 1 is already available for download. Andrew Nacin, a lead developer on the WordPress core team, made some really good points in his announcement about which features we should be looking at for WordPress 3.7. First, Automatic Background Updating. This is…

WordPress 3.6 Released – Code Named “Oscar”

Today marked the release of WordPress 3.6, the next long-awaited major release of WordPress. WordPress 3.6 features the newly revamped default WordPress theme, Twenty Thirteen, an overhaul of the WordPress revisioning system, post locking and augmented autosave, and a built-in HTML5 audio/video player. Here is the video that the WordPress team put together introducing the…

WordPress 3.7 as an Application Platform

In today’s State of the Word speech at WordCamp SF by Matt Mullenweg, co-founder of WordPress, he announced that WordPress 3.7 will be released as an application platform. This is an interesting announcement for a couple of reasons. First, WordPress was created as a blogging platform, but has clearly shifted away from that being the…

WordPress 3.6 RC 2 Now Available

WordPress 3.6 is almost here. We saw WordPress 3.6 RC 1 announced just 12 days ago, which means we’re getting really close to a stable release of WordPress 3.6. Mark Jaquith announced on the official WordPress blog, RC 2 is now available, with just a “…few remaining issues…” which is great news. To feature recap…

WordPress 3.6 RC 1 Now Available

Just minutes ago, Mark Jaquith posted on the main WordPress news blog with the announcement that WordPress 3.6 RC1 is now available. The hope is to get WordPress 3.6 shipped in just a couple of weeks from now. This particular release has had a bit of a rough patch, and a bit of a delay,…

WordPress 3.5 Now Available

WordPress 3.5 was released exactly two weeks ago. As of this post, it already has 3,250,000 downloads. That’s a lot of downloads. In a recent article by Forbes, they state that WordPress powers over 60 million websites online. That’s a huge accomplishment for WordPress and its team. Some of the big features highlights include, New…

WordPress 3.4.2 Released – Update Now

WordPress 3.4.2 was just released, as a security and bug fix release. Andrew Nacin had this to say about the release. Fix some issues with older browsers in the administration area. Fix an issue where a theme may not preview correctly, or its screenshot may not be displayed. Improve plugin compatibility with the visual editor.…

WordPress 3.4.1 Security Release

WordPress 3.4 was just released two weeks ago, there’s a security release immediately available. The release is not just security, but a few feature fixes as well. Here are the details provided by Andrew Nacin. Fixes an issue where a theme’s page templates were sometimes not detected. Addresses problems with some category permalink structures. Better…

WordPress 3.4 Now Available – “Green”

WordPress 3.4 is ready for the world! The release is termed as the “Green” release. Named after jazz master Grant Green. Here’s the official video of WordPress 3.4. One of the biggest new features is the addition of Twitter.com as an oEmbed provider. This means you can link to a tweet just by putting the…

WordPress 3.4 in Beta

WordPress 3.4, the next version of WordPress, is available for a Beta 1 release already. (download link) Looking back at WordPress 3.3, it made it all the way to a 4th Beta release, then graduated to two Release Candidates (RC). So what’s new with WordPress 3.4? Theme Customizer with Previewer Flexible Custom Header Sizes Selecting…

WordPress 3.3.1 Released

As expected, WordPress 3.3.1 was released today as a security and maintenance update. It’s not a critical update, but as always, you should update as soon as you can. More about it from Sucuri. We saw this release coming from a mile away ;) As no different with this release, if you’re looking to remove…

WordPress 3.3.1 Coming Soon

WordPress 3.3 was just released a couple days ago. And while it’s a great release and there were tons of improvements, other things do break along the way. It’s impossible to account for 100% of every variation, of every plugin, in every theme. That said, the WordPress core team does a mighty fine job of…

WordPress 3.3 Released!

WordPress is now official! This release of WordPress is named after the great jazz artist and saxophonist, Sonny Stitt. To accompany today’s release, the WordPress team put together a video. Before upgrading or watching the video, make sure you backup, backup, backup!

WordPress 3.3 – RC2

The WordPress 3.3 release is emminent now. With RC2 out the door, the full stable release of WordPress 3.3 has to be really close. Should we call it an early Christmas present from the WordPress team? I definitely think it will be here before Christmas. Andrew Nacin posted some notes about WordPress 3.3 and what…

WordPress 3.3 – RC1

WordPress 3.3 RC1 was announced this morning by Ryan Boren. Release Candidate stage means we think we’re done and are about ready to launch this version, but are doing one last check before we officially call it. So take a look, and as always, please check your themes and plugins for compatibility if you’re a…

WordPress 3.3 – Beta 4

WordPress 3.3, the next major release for WordPress, is now available as Beta 4. As noted in the Beta 3, jQuery has now been updated to version 1.7.1. Testers get ready! WordPress 3.3 stable is almost here! WordPress 3.3 Beta 4 download