WordPress 3.3, more than 10 new features

Well, as we already know that WordPress 3.3 will be out on November 15, we think that it’s about time to start witnessing the novelties that are waiting for us, which are going to be really interesting. There are plenty of things left in terms of development, which up to this day is at 30%, however one can guess interesting upgrades that you’re definitely going to like. So, let’s take a look at the main features of this new WP version:

Improved multimedia uploader

Finally!, it seems like after hundreds of requests and tear dropping, WordPress 3.3 will conduct a major revamping to its media uploader by adopting Plupload, an innovative system developed by the people from TinyMCE that will suppose huge improvements , many of them already using HTML5 within the uploader. Advances such as “drag and drop”, instant resizing, filter by type of file and more.


First steps guidelines

This is going to be really helpful for beginners, because right after installing WordPress, a guide will appear with the purpose of encourage you to make your first important configurations.

Of course you can always count with us but for the newcomers, an introductory text can not only welcome but also show them the first steps on his new CMS.


Adaptive desk

If you are an iPad user then you know that this is about. WordPress dashboard is awesome but it hasn’t been adopted to fit different types of screen configurations nor touch devices. Someone will probably say that there’s already a WordPress version for mobiles, but you can disagree on the fact that this app has a lot of things to be improved and, at least from an iPad, it’s more effective to use the traditional desktop version.

With this adaptive desktop version, the admin area will recognize your screen / device configuration and based on that it will offer a suitable version that does not only fit in appearance but also in functionalities and usage modes.


Better Admin bar

You’ve probably notices that since the 3.2 version, the WordPress’ admin bar that was introduced in version 3.1 does not fit as it supposed to. In fact, the admin area is not active by default despite of the fact that it’s an essential elements for doing basic things such as entering a new post. Since the 3.2 version, the easiest thing to do is always leave the bar activated in the admin area.

Well then, in WordPress 3.3 this will be finally solved along with some other details, because now there is no admin area without the admin bar and hence all the changes will go in that way.


Performance improvements

Come on, it’s not like this is a novelty but a must, demanded for all the users in every upgrade and though it does not happen always, the truth is that WordPress has been presenting a constant improvement on its performance except for a couple of times.

Nowadays, there are certain intern aspects that are not contributing to a best performance inside WordPress, including the “pretty permalinks” that require several redirect events, which is something simply pointless. Things like this and more will be modified to improve the intern performance and reduce the consume and requests to the database.

Language packages

If there’s something manual in WordPress still, one of the things we can mention is changing the language of WordPress’ interface itself, including themes and plugins. Apparently this is going to be solved by integrating a language installer, which seems like a nice and easy to apply idea.


Children themes on the repository

Just like in frameworks, since WordPress 3.3 you will be able to install children themes, which today is hard to do even on the official WordPress.org repository.

Permanent widgets

You have probably suffered this setback in the past when you tried to change a theme and out of the blue, all the widgets that you had perfectly organized on the previous theme disappeared. Well, this is going to be fixed in WP 3.3 and now all your widgets will remain from one theme to the next, you will be able to find them on the sidebar of the new theme.

Remove admin warnings

The truth is that there are many ways from preventing these messages about upgrades and stuff from showing up, which includes several plugins and hacks, but with this new version you just have to choose that these messages won’t appear from now on.


Better adjustments and API

We’re not sure about which changes are going to occur on this aspect but we can assure that there’s something being done on this field currently, so we’ll try to keep you posted.

Second plane upgrades

Just like Chrome or Mac OS X, WordPress will start upgrading in second plane, which is a great edge for webmasters that manage multiple sites from different clients.

Well it seems that WordPress 3.3 promises a lot of the things we’ve been waiting for, don’t you think?. Probably the nicest feature is going to be the media uploader, which one is yours?.

Original source: Más de 10 novedades de WordPress 3.3 (Spanish)

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  1. yoldaolmak.com - December 15th

    I use WordPress and with new version WordPress is getting better and better. Now I use 3.5 version, great.


  2. I always like your blog post because you always comes with different ideas and information. I always shared your site post with my friends. Keep posting and i will follow you.

    • admin - April 20th

      Thanks, be sure to have always great content here.

  3. I have just updated the new WordPress software 3.3.1

    • admin - April 20th

      That’s great, it’s good to have your WordPress installation updated. Each new version fixes security issues that the last one had.

  4. Thanks God-translators have some work to do …;) like always doesn’t support my language

  5. Hello, I have just updated the new WordPress software 3.3.1 and I hope the themes are tested for the new version of WordPress. Could you let me know it there is any problem noticed?

  6. I am really excited to update to 3.3 :) But is this version stable? And one more question do i have to take backup of all my posts and settings before update? Suggest me plz.

  7. Jaylene - December 25th

    In the complicated world we live in, it’s good to find smlipe solutions.

  8. Candie - December 24th

    With the bases loaded you struck us out with that asnwer!

    • admin - December 29th

      Be on the lookout for upcoming posts on the matter. Best regards../.

  9. yep wordpress is always be a good platform and its new release 3.3 is awesome specially i like is flyout menu and its JQery 1.7.1 enabled still its having few bugs hope it will get recover soon

  10. Hunor - December 13th

    Great summary.

    WordPress is getting better and better.

  11. Dani - December 13th

    Thank you. Saved me a lot of research work! All the best.

  12. Thank you for sharing, answered alot of questions for me.

  13. MIchelle Rupisan - November 10th

    Nice post :)

  14. Favourite new features have to be permanent widgets as well as anything to enhance performance :)

    • admin - November 24th

      Thank you for the recognition to our work. Best regards.,..’;

    • Luck - December 23rd

      Economies are in dire satrtis, but I can count on this!

    • Savion - December 25th

      You put the lime in the coconut and drink the aritlce up.

      • admin - December 29th

        Thank you for the recognition to our work. Be on the lookout for upcoming posts on the matter. Best regards,/,./,.

  15. Storm - October 10th

    Gee willikres, that’s such a great post!

  16. Zavrina - October 8th

    Wow, that’s a raelly clever way of thinking about it!

  17. I read somewhere that auto-update is in WIP. Would you happen to know which stable release that’s planned for?

  18. The “Adaptive desk” seems very useful!

  19. Great to hear users will get the

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