The latest and greatest version of the WordPress software — 3.3, named “Sonny” in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt — is available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.
WordPress has had over 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released, and in this third major iteration they’ve added significant polish around the new user experience, navigation, uploading, and imports. Check out this short video that summarizes the things that are the cat’s pajamas:
Experienced users will appreciate the new drag-and-drop uploader, hover menus for the navigation, the new toolbar, improved co-editing support, and the new Tumblr importer. WordPress also been thinking a ton about what the overall experience is like for people completely new to the software. Version 3.3 has significant improvements there with pointer tips for new features included in each update, a friendly welcome message for first-time users, and revamped help tabs throughout the interface. Finally, they’ve improved the dashboard experience on the iPad and other tablets with better touch support.
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