We’re excited to announce that the latest release of WordPress has finally arrived and is available for immediate download. If you run your website or blog on WordPress you can update to version 3.3 inside of your Dashboard.
When you log in to your WordPress powered site you will see a notification that says “WordPress 3.3 is available! Please update now.” Simply click “Update Now” and you will be taken to the update page where you will then click the blue button that says “Update Now” to instantly install your WordPress update.
On the same update page, make sure to check for any plugin updates that are available. If they are available please install those updates as well. Please remember that it’s always a good idea to back up your website before installing updates. If you are a client of ours’ we will take care of updating your WordPress software.
What’s New in 3.3?
WordPress 3.3 brings a handful of new features for users. The Dashboard’s left-hand navigation menu now has hover fly-out menus to save extra steps when navigating. This new menu layout also keeps your Dashboard cleaner while you are making changes to your site.
The admin bar and Dashboard header have been combined to save space. The latest version also brings improved c0-editing support as well as a Tumblr importer. To make uploading media such as images simpler and faster, WordPress has added a drag and drop media uploader.
For new users, WordPress has added improved pointer tips and a friendly welcome message. The WordPress Dashboard is now more responsive. This means that the Dashboard resizes well according to browser width as well as on the iPad and other tablets.
All in all this a great update for WordPress users. We recommend that you go ahead and update to version 3.3 to begin taking advantage of these new features.