WordPress 3.8 ‘Parker’ Arrives


WordPress has announced its version 3.8 named Parker in honor of Charlie Parker, an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

This is termed by WordPress as its most beautiful update yet and introduces a new modern design; can be downloaded here or if you already run a WordPress site you can update directly from your dashboard.

via WordPress

Here is what you can find in the new update:

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.

Refined contrast:  With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

High definition at high speed: New vector-based icons scale to the screen,page load is significantly faster.

New Admin color schemes: There are now included eight new admin color schemes which can be previewed and changed from profile page.

Refined theme management: The new themes screen lets you survey your themes at a glance.

Smoother widget experience: The new design, works actively to streamline the widgets screen.For a large monitor,multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Whereas on a tablet,a widget can be added with a single tap.

Twenty Fourteen: One of the most beautiful default themes,helps you create a magazine-style site.You can choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Site can be customized with three widget areas or you can change your layout with two page templates.


The Post concludes by noting, “This is our second release using the new plugin-first development process, with a much shorter time-frame than in the past. We think it’s been going great. You can check out the features currently in production on the make/core blog.”

So, now update your WordPress site to the new version,just keep a backup lest anything should go wrong.

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Kirti Bhardwaj

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