WordPress Updates You Should Know About

Posted by Bhavesh Joshi On Monday, February 11, 2013 0 comments
WordPress Updates You Should Know AboutWhat do you need to know about WordPress? Well for one thing, it’s the world’s most used site builder, that we can tell you without having to reach for the sheet with the statistics printed all over it. Though if you want to verify this for yourself, hey, don’t take our word for it, check it out yourself! It’s free, the staff doesn’t compromise on standards, aesthetics or quality, and it is user friendly with online tech support available 24/7. 

But the people at WordPress haven’t let their (well deserved) fame get to their heads. Instead of sitting back and letting things go, they recognize the need to adapt and change in our ever changing world. So they regularly test out new things, updating their site and allowing us to experience all the features we so desperately want and need- they just make it a lot easier than anyone else has so far.

You really need to keep your eyes peeled for these updates you know. Some new updates have recently been announced, and we figured you should get to know.

WordPress 3.4:
  • Awesome functionality to the virtual world’s favourite content management system
  • So much easier to handle with the one click update feature- that opens up a world of possibilities without putting you through the absolute torture that is the effort of mucking through html codes and the like.
  • A new theme customizer that makes it easier to customize your theme to your liking and preferences. Play around with colours, custom headers, backgrounds etc. and go crazy with tag lines and titles.
  • Ability to embed tweets, boosting the potential for increased follower ratings.
  • Image Caption Styling
  • And so, so, so much more…
Sink your teeth into this- one click away folks!

Or, How About WordPress 3.5?

Okay, so it’s not done yet. But in a nutshell? WordPress 3.5 seems set to be the next big thing.
  • New default theme in Twenty Twelve.
  • Some user interface tweaks.
  • Updates to the theme customizer
  • Removal of the Link manager.
  • Improved gallery management
  • Revamped image upload/insert workflows.
The tentative date for release is December 5th 2012. Excited?
Yeah, we know. Us too.

The Deets - How To:

Wordpress Website
Whatever you do, be sure to that your web host has the required versions of PHP and MySQL. If you’re not sure about that- don’t freak out. Your hosting provider should be able to tell you that.

Next, make sure to take a backup of your database. You do not want to lose any logs you had, Trust us on that one.

Just in case your plug-ins don’t support the update, do yourself a favour. Instead of finding out later when they cause problems, simply uninstall the plugins now.

And hey presto! Simply go to the Tools tab, go to the Update page via Upgrades, and click on the “Update Automatically” button. If everything goes right, you won’t have to do anything but sit back, relax, and think about the next masterpiece you’re going to write as soon as you can get your hands on your updated site.

The author, Scott Heron, is an online marketing expert with special expertise in the field of SEO optimization and Wordpress website design and optimization. For more information, visit his website Scott Heron Dot Me. 

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