After 6 months and 22 days days of development on WordPress 3.6, codenamed “Oscar” is available for download. The latest and greatest update WordPress version 3.6 which was originally set to release on May 20, 2013 is codenamed “Oscar” in honor of the great Canadian jazz pianist and composer Oscar Peterson.
The Oscar version features a new blog-centric theme (Twenty Thirteen), a revamped revisions, improved autosaves to make sure you never loose your content and Post locking.
WordPress 3.6 has a number of nice user features:
- Twenty Thirteen Theme – The new default theme puts focus on your content with a colorful, single-column design made for media-rich blogging.
- Revisions – From the first word you write, WordPress saves every change. Each revision is always at your fingertips.
- Improved Autosaves – Never lose a word you’ve written. Autosaving is now even better; whether your power goes out, your browser crashes, or you lose your internet connection, your content is safe.
- Post Locking – Always know who’s editing with live updates that appear in the list of posts. And if someone leaves for lunch with a post open, you can take over where they left off.
- New Media player Built-in HTML5 media player for native audio and video embeds with no reliance on external services.
- Embed Music – Embed songs and albums from your favorite artists, or playlists you’ve mixed yourself. It’s as simple as pasting a URL into a post on its own line.
- Audio / Video API – The new audio/video APIs give developers access to powerful media metadata, like ID3 tags.
- Semantic Markup – Themes can now choose improved HTML5 markup for comment forms, search forms, and comment lists.
- Shortcode – Search content for shortcodes with
has_shortcode()and adjust shortcode attributes with a new filter.
What are you waiting for? Upgrade Now!