“I was reminded of the time I got a free upgrade to first class, where I sat right next to Sean Connery. Tongue-tied, I couldn’t think of a thing to say besides, “You’re Sean Connery,” of which presumably he was aware.” ― Lionel Shriver
That’s right folks, WordPress 3.6 is now live to the world. Launching on the 1st August with a new updated ‘Twenty-Thirteen’ theme which looks great on mobile devices. It also includes native support for audio and video, integrations with Spotify, Rdia and SoundCloud.
Named “Oscar” in honor of the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.
Here’s some of the best updates…
Custom Menu – Under the ‘Appearance’ section, ‘Menus’ was a great addition a few releases ago. ‘Oscar’ now goes further with a more intuitive creation of the menus along with additional functionality.
Post-Locking and Augmented Autosave – As WordPress is a blogging platform, the autosave feature now saves every 15 seconds ensuring that you don’t lose a thing. Common in many blogs there’s more than one contributor. ‘Oscar’ now has an autosave feature for each blogger which stores things locally as well as on the server. There’s also functionality to allow you to take over a post.
Native Media Support – With a built in HTML5 media player, audio and video now embeds with no reliance on external plugins.
As with any WordPress updates, ensure you backup your site and database prior to upgrading. Also beware that the theme your currently using may not be compatible with the upgrade. So thoroughly test everything once you’ve upgraded.
Have you upgraded your blog to 3.6 yet? any issues? what do you love/hate about it?
By Steven Burles