WordPress 3.6 Progress

January 21st, 2013
WordPress, WordPress News

Since the announcement of WordPress 3.6’s areas of focus, there has been an incredible amount of progress in just a short amount of time.

  • Menus have received a simplified UI by way of breaking elements up into two separate screens, a few extra hooks, and some accessibility tweaks.
  • Post Formats will be getting some UI tweaks around theme usage and expectations of data.
  • Editorial Flow will focus on how custom statuses relate to post types, the transition between statuses, and working with existing statuses.
  • Autosave will focus on how to safely lock a post and still allow user control, autosaving to the browser’s local storage, and offering better warnings for login expirations.
  • Revisions will focus on author attribution issues and improved usability.

If you aren’t already following along with the Make WordPress Core blog, I highly recommend doing so now, especially if you’re a plugin or theme developer, or just someone whose livelihood relies on WordPress in general. And, if any of the above looks like fun, why not get involved today?




  1. Peter says:

    It’s a pity everybody is working in 3.6 while development of 3.5.1, that fixes a couple of really annoying bugs in 3.5, seems to have stalled

  2. Jared (1 comments.) says:

    I for one am glad they will be improving the menu UI. I recently did some work with my menus and it took quite awhile. It would be nice if you could copy and paste certain parts of a menu or a whole menu.

  3. frankjov (1 comments.) says:

    I am impressed with all that went into 3.5. WP has really stepped up with improving WordPress and I look forward to the next release.

  4. Arish Alam (1 comments.) says:

    i am really inpressed …. you are doing a wonderfull job….keep it up ireally enjoyed it

  5. Thomas (1 comments.) says:

    I discovered WordPress about three months ago. I was in the process to deciding what to choose for a website: Drupal, Joomla or WordPress. And I must say that my choice was good: WordPress is a great tool !

    That being said, at that time the version was 3.4 and I had the chance to compare it with 3.5, there were some good improvements. So, I must say that I am impatient for the new version. especially the menus with that “two screens” functionality. Anyway, congrats for your job, guys!

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