WordPress News June 2011

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From time to time we gather some interesting headlines form the WordPress world for you.

WordPress 3.2 – soon to be released

Every WordPress new version is a reason to check things, upgrade, improve your website security and change the interface, in the new version to be released in the next few weeks there are some major changes. here is a list of the changes taken from the official WordPress website:

  • Performance improvements like you wouldn’t believe. What’s that mean? Things are faster!
  • Distraction-free Writing. The visual editor’s full-screen composing experience has gotten a major overhaul, and is now available from HTML mode, too. More than ever, WordPress allows you to focus on what matters most — your content.
  • Admin UI Refresh. The last major redesign of the WordPress admin was in 2008. This isn’t a major redesign, just a little facelift to keep us feeling young. WordPress turns 8 later this month, you know.
  • New Default Theme. Introducing Twenty Eleven, based on the popular Duster theme. Rotating header images, post format support, and more.
  • Browse Happy. WordPress is made to work with modern browsers. If you visit your Dashboard using an outdated web browser, we’ll let you know there’s a newer version available.
  • Admin Bar. We’ve added more links to the admin bar to make it even more useful.
Be Aware:
  • WordPress has new minimum system requirements: PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.
  • Internet Explorer 6 will no longer be supported.
  • The favorites menu has been removed. If you’ve written any plugins that use this menu, it’s time to switch over to an admin bar placement.
Known Issues:
  • We haven’t updated the blue admin color scheme yet, so do your testing in the gray zone for best results.

– What is Distraction Free Writing? details here

here are some screenshots of the new dashboard.

 

WPshower

A very unique and elegant themes websites that we really like is WPshower. Around ten themes, some of them free and the rest premium.

minimalism and modern styles. Compact, complete, trendy and free from unnecessary components. Only what you need, only themes th-at work.

 

Unspoken Theme Overview from Wpshower on Vimeo.

 

VideoZoom

A very popular theme which we like a lot is VideoZoom, a theme for your video website. with different options of layout, you can customize many things in this theme, such as color, menus and widgets.

take a look here

 

WordPress HTML5 Themes

a list of seomantic, css3 and html5 free themes for your websites.

http://wpbooks.net/list-of-wordpress-html5-themes/

 

WordPress is a full featured Content Management System (CMS). It has incorporated a rich suite of capabilities that have proven to be extremely popular because it allows anyone to create vibrant, dynamic sites without any programming knowledge. Its large range of features, coupled with a clean and easy-to-understand interface make it a fan fave among website novices; 27% of all the websites in existence and 20% of all new ones use this amazing platform.

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