wp38The much awaited WordPress 3.8 had been released. As you well know, each version of WordPress release will be named after a well known musician, for the latest 3.8 version, it’s named “Parker” in honor of bebop innovator and jazz saxophonist Charles Parker.

What You can Expect in version 3.8?

Unlike previous version updates, version 3.8 seen an overhaul or redesigned of admin interface, admin color schemes, theme management update, more flexible and faster widgets usage and enhancement on theme development.

Latest WordPress 3.8 also include new default theme, Twenty Fourteen theme, replacing the previous default theme, Twenty Thirteen. The new default theme is more of a Magazine theme than blog theme in my opinion but definately a fresher look compare to previous default theme since WordPress version 1.

see also: review on Twenty Fourteen theme by Chris Knowles

Modern aesthetic
The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity.

Clean typography
The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress.

Refined contrast
We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

– quote from wordpress.org/news

A major improvement also on how WordPress admin backend look in mobile device. More development on next version 3.9 can be found in WordPress.org development blog.

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