Why you should update to WordPress 3.5

The new version of WordPress, named “Elvin” was just released and it come with major updates.

1. REVAMPED MEDIA LIBRARY

The new Manager makes it easier and feaster to view and organize the images and files stored in the CMS. It shows thumbnails of each image, and loads older images as you scroll down. In addition, it has a side-pane for entering information such as Alternate text and Caption for your images. All images, audio and videos are listed in a grid/gallery format. The right panel allows you to change details such as title, caption, alt text, link, description, alignment and size. The major difference is that multiple items can now be selected. This allows you to insert multiple items into your articles at the click of a button. The old method required you to insert each media item into your articles one by one. Very cool addition.

2. NEW DEFAULT RESPONSIVE THEME

WordPress 3.5 comes with Twenty Twelve as its default theme. Twenty Twelve is a brand new responsive theme that looks great on iPads, iPhones, Desktops, and any other device and resolution. In sum, the theme is clean, responsive and has already gained a good deal of popularity among the users.

3. RETINA DISPLAY

The new Dashboard is now all prepared for high resolution screens. No matter what device you are using: iPhone 5, iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, or Macbook Pro — your WP Dashboard will look great.

In addition:

  • 1. Multisite Improvements and External Libraries
  • Color Pickers and Accessibility