WordPress 3.5 was officially released today. We detailed the major new features in a recent article, but, suffice it to say, there are plenty of goodies for both bloggers and developers alike.
Several hundred changes were made in all, here are a few of the highlights:
- Sleek new user interface
- Completely redesigned Media Library and Uploader
- New mobile responsive default theme, the Twenty Twelve
- Easier plugin installs from WordPress.org’s directory
- Link Manager is now disabled by default on all new installs
- There is a new Tumblr importer
- For multisite developers, switch_to_blog() is much faster and MS can now be installed in a sub-directory
What To Do Before You Upgrade?
There have been many security and bug fixes made in version 3.5, therefore it is highly recommended that everyone upgrade as soon as possible. But before you do, make sure to do a full backup of your site and test ALL of your themes and plugins for incompatibility issues.
Most developers of premium WordPress products will release any necessary updates to their stuff within a few days. Studiopress for instance, released a statement within minutes of WordPress 3.5’s release saying that they had fully tested all of their themes and found no problems. So, if you’re using Studiopress themes, you are good to go.
What Do You Think?
Are you going to upgrade to version 3.5? What feature(s) are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to hit the share button!