WordPress has just updated itself to 3.3 version. At first glance, the update has polished a couple of items that make the tool more user friendly and easily accessible.
To name a few features of WordPress 3.3 Sonny:
1. Flyout submenu on the left panel. Before this release, WordPress expandable and collapsible navigation panel can be daunting if you have a lot of subcategories in each category. TG always has a hard time to look up what I need inside the tool. For example, each time I need to scroll twice all the way down to locate settings as they stay at the bottom of the tool often times.
Now users can mouse over to a category and it will fly out its corresponding subcategories. Nice and neat user experience!
2. Persistent top navigation bar. TG feels the icons here are very useful as they display some key elements in admin panel on the left: “+New” icon, plugin new icon and comment icon are new to replace tex-based navigation bar it used to be.
3. Improved upload/insert images function. It looks very similar to Google+.We can now upload more than one photo each time. I can upload a bunch of photos in one click or simply drop and drag the images inside the dotted box. Please see below screenshot.
There are some other items WordPress has updated, you may want to try it out later.
- revert widgets when restore to previous theme
- pop-up tips to new users
- a new post-update changelog screen
- more flexible and faster permalinks
- Tumblr Importer
- an overhaul of the editor API
- a new WP_Screen API for working with admin panels
- a new
is_main_query()for determining whether you’re in the main loop