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WordPress 4.0 Development Begins

On April 30, 2014 some news was released about the kickoff of developing WordPress 4.0. According to the roadmap page on WordPress the 4.0 version should be out by August 27, 2014 which is not too far away, so get ready!

For those unaware, for WordPress, version 4.0 sounds like a “big” version number but it’s just another major release for us, like 3.9 and 4.1, constructed over the same ~4-month release cycle.

 Andrew Nacin

Though Andrew says that this release isn’t too big of a deal it still has some cool features going for it. Sarah Gooding writes on WP Tavern about a few features that are going to be in the new release:

  • JSON REST API Plugin: Basically a core plugin and features easy to use framework.
  • Media Grid Project: Gives you an easy way out from the annoying list view with tiny thumbnails when looking through the gallery. This project has been proposed in previous releases but never really came out, so here it is taking a flight. Also, there is a plugin that shaunandrews has been working on, it’s very basic but gets the job done.

So there you have it, new things are coming your way!

WordPress News: 10/7-10/15

WordPress 3.7 Beta 2 Released

WordPress 3.7 Beta 2 is out and ready for download. If you downloaded the Beta 1 then in theory Beta 2 should have updated automatically. This is still in development (a.k.a. lots of bugs!) so I do not recommend running this on your main site but to run it on another site or at least do not run on ones with high traffic.

WordPress 3.7 Beta 2

The new features are as follows:

  • Automatic background updates – so when beta 3 rolls around no need for another download!
  • Search results – now ordered by relevance other than date.
  • Password Meter – Strong passwords are important and this new meter will help get better passwords.

They need more beta testers so get on the downloading!
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