The most popular blogging platform WordPress released their much anticipated update, the WordPress 3.8 which is so far the best ever WordPress released. The WordPress 3.8 has a great visual treat and change after too long for the users, as the UI gets a major overhaul in this version.
The WordPress 3.8 has been named Parker, after the highly influential American jazz saxophonist and bebop innovator Charlie Parker. This version of WordPress consists of lot many design changes, some of which are discussed below.
New Features in WordPress 3.8
- A brand new Admin Dashboard design with cleaner Color and Contrast Combination (Touch of the Metro UI can be seen here too) and new font combination for a cleaner typography (Open Sans).
- A choice of many color schemes, including 8 default dashboard color schemes.
- Responsive dashboard design so as to be easily accessed across any mobile device, such as tablets, mobile phones, etc.
- Improved theme section browsing for better theme management experience.
- Theme screenshot size have changed from 600px × 450px to 880px × 660px.
- New click-to-add interface for adding widgets to sidebars
- A new default theme: Twenty Fourteen. This theme, unlike previous default themes is a great overhaul in terms of visual treat. This theme is magazine style theme, where you have an option to choose from either a slider or a grid based gallery to display your featured images.
- The Twenty Fourteen Theme released with WordPress 3.8 is responsive as well.
Detailed Changelog for more features of WordPress 3.8 can be found here. Scroll Down to view the images for new features