Version 3.5 of the popular blogging and CMS platform WordPress is now available and there are quite a few changes that WP site administrators should become familiar with – let’s take a closer look:
New Default Theme: WordPress 3.5 also offers a new default theme (Twenty Twelve) which offers a mobile-first responsive design (and which can work very well as a CMS).
Admin Enhancements: In addition to a new Welcome screen, several other administrative enhancements were made including updating the dashboard styles to be “Retina-ready” (HiDPI) so it looks good on high resolution displays, a new color picker, and better accessibility for screenreaders, touch devices and keyboard users.
Developer Improvements: WordPress developers (those working on the core, plugins and themes) also received quite a few new features with this release which can be reviewed here – along with the rest of the rest of the changes and highlights.
What’s very exciting is that now, when plugins are favorited by users on WordPress.org, they can now be viewed specifically by that user and directly installed from within their own WP Dashboard.