WordPress 3.5 Released!

December 11th, 2012
WordPress, WordPress News

WordPress 3.5 is finally here! All users can now safely update from Dashboard -> Updates or download and update manually, though you should probably backup first, just in case.

This release is packed with plenty of new features, like a completely redesigned media manager, the new default Twenty Twelve theme, support for Retina (HiDPI) displays in the Dashboard, and better accessibility for screen readers and touch devices.

If you run into trouble with WordPress 3.5, stop by the master list of known issues and post to the support forums if your problem isn’t covered there.

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  1. Miroslav Glavic (7 comments.) says:

    One thing I noticed, 2012 theme was put out with stylesheet missing. 1.1 has the stylesheet.

    I find this issue disturbing (not the best word but the only word I can think of).

    • James (184 comments.) says:

      Yeah, it was a bit odd. It was only that way for the first hour, and I’ll just chalk it up to the overall excitement mixed with the many sleepless nights recently (I kid you not, the development logs are insane) while they tried to get this ready for Friday, then Monday, and then finally Tuesday. I’d be very excited and very tired too.

      If you upgraded or installed after the first hour, you have nothing to worry about. If you did upgrade or install during the first hour, just upgrade Twenty Twelve to 1.1.1 via Dashboard -> Updates.

      • SkiddMark (@DriversRepublic) (1 comments.) says:

        WP3.5 is not loading jquery.js, hence none of the javascript enabled functionality in wp-admin works. Firebug’s console is full of errors such as ‘ReferenceError: jQuery is not defined’

        This needs a fix urgently.

        • James (184 comments.) says:

          As mentioned above, “If you run into trouble with WordPress 3.5, stop by the master list of known issues and post to the support forums if your problem isn’t covered there.”

          It’s probably a plugin or theme conflict. “Plugins and themes which use their own jQuery without properly compensating for WP’s will break.” There’s more details in the known issues thread.

  2. Krishna Parmar (1 comments.) says:

    I already updated with WordPress 3.5 and I saw some of the nice features which was lacking in previous one!

  3. Calvin Scrimshire (1 comments.) says:

    Just updated, very excited about the retina display upgrades. Now all I need is an iPad with Retina Display.

  4. Kerry (1 comments.) says:

    I find the image upload interface less easy to work with: eveything used to be on one screen and now you have to add your tags, resize, etc. in 2 steps. Not sure how this makes 3.5 better in the regard. Or am I missing something?

  5. Jordan Meeter (1 comments.) says:

    Hate to be “that guy” but the new media manager absolutely pisses me off. Hate the fact that it now takes two steps to insert an image into the blog post but also set that image as the featured image….

  6. Hari Narayan (1 comments.) says:

    WordPress 3.5 is really awesome, added with new extra features. Just Now I came to know about the new release of WordPress by seeing this article. Just now I installed it in my blog. Thanks for sharing this piece of news!

  7. Ram Kumar (1 comments.) says:

    Just now I updated my blog to WordPress 3.5 ( ). Immediately after installing when I tried to publish a new post, i got problem with SEO Plugin. I’m not able to backup the settings. Is it problem with scripts?

  8. eri (1 comments.) says:

    i have already update my wordpress to my website. its has new look on media library. something look fresh and more modern feel. i have no error issue as far as i update it. overall im happy with this release.

  9. Iftekhar Inan (1 comments.) says:

    I am not happy with the new media upload functionality. Also, I expected the writing area to be larger and less chaotic.


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