If you are a regular user of WordPress, you must have seen the changes it has undergone from being a simple blogging tool to a powerful web publishing platform. The recent release of WordPress 3.3 has brought significant changes in the designing industry. It incorporates new and advanced features that give a very user-friendly experience.
Features of WordPress 3.3
1. A newly-designed Admin Bar
Certain designing changes are made in the admin bar. It includes various strategic enhancements. The number of elements and links has been reduced. You will not see the search box and appearance menu in the admin bar. The right side has the user menu. The admin bar appears to be more prominent now.
2. Developments in Help Section
The ‘Help’ link was not given a proper position in the previous versions of WordPress. WordPress 3.3 keeps it in the center of the admin bar. When you click it, an improved help section will be displayed with tabbed navigation and easy readability.
3. A New WordPress Menu
It has added a new menu. It has links to credits, documentation, license info, support forums and ‘About WordPress’ screen.
4. New and Unique Tooltips
This feature is very useful. The tooltips will be displayed in a pop up window. It will be displayed as soon as WordPress is upgraded to it latest version. This feature is suitable for plugin and theme authors.
5. Flyout Menus
If you are spending more time on WordPress, it makes the dashboard click-heavy. When you use the sub-menu link, the flyout menus save a click. These give an enhanced visual experience.
6. An Improved Media Uploader
New advancements have been incorporated in the media uploader. It lets you take images and PDFs from your desktop to WordPress. The uploader is not Flash dependent. It supports file uploading on many platforms with HTML5 and Silverlight technology.
7. Permanent widgets
In the previous versions of WordPress, a change in the theme makes the widgets disappear. But WordPress 3.3 has resolved this issue. Even if the theme is changed, you will find the widgets in the sidebar.
8. jQuery 1.7 & jQuery UI 1.8.16
WordPress 3.3 includes an updated jQuery and a jQuery UI 1.8.16.
9. WordPress Editor API
You can customize the post editor and TinyMCE buttons. You can also add editors.
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