WordPress 3.3 Released

December 12th, 2011
WordPress, WordPress News

WordPress 3.3 is finally here and ready to be downloaded or upgraded to from the Updates section of your blog’s Dashboard.

Of all the changes, the most noticeable are the simplified toolbar (formerly known as the admin bar), the new drag and drop media uploader with support for multiple files, hover-powered Dashboard menus (no more wasted clicks), better help menus, a new Tumblr importer, and a complete introductory welcome page for new users.

For developers, there’s a new version of jQuery, better help screen hooks, and a new editor API.

If you’re running into trouble after upgrading to WordPress 3.3, there is a master list of known issues and FAQs on the forums which¬†will be updated regularly, and the kind volunteers in the support forums will be more than happy to help you with any of your troubles.

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  1. Daniel Hoskins (1 comments.) says:

    Great news! I have to see how this media uploader drag and drop works. Uploading large number of files or images is the most annoying feature of wordpress for me. Especially if you are uploading a lot of them. I have been using a plugin which adds the images through ftp. Hope this simplify things.

  2. Danny (1 comments.) says:

    Interesting features and upgrades, but what about its performance regarding the non-standard permalinks and “forbidden” ones (like /%category%/%postname%/ structure)?

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      According to reports, 3.3 resolves all performance issues with the postname permalink structure.

  3. Keith (5 comments.) says:

    Really enjoying 3.3 so far, iPad functionality is great. Didn’t break any of my plugins too.

  4. Lu (1 comments.) says:

    I’ve been putting of upgrading to 3.3 because of all the initial hiccups I keep hearing about. Glad I stumbled upon your site, which has given me the confidence to get on and do it. I have heard about issues with plugins, but I shall have a look at your link regarding all known issues. Thanks for you article, it’s a great help!

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