WordPress 3.2 is now faster and lighter
WordPress announced the release of 3.2 to make WordPress faster and lighter. Before few days ago WordPress released 3.1.4.
Features of WordPress 3.2
The first thing you’ll notice when you log in to WordPress 3.2 is a refreshed dashboard design that tightens the typography, design, and code behind the admin. If you’re starting a new blog, you’ll also appreciate the fully HTML5 new Twenty Eleven theme, fulfilling the WordPress plan to replace the default theme every year. Start writing your first post in WordPress 3.2 redesigned post editor and venture to the full-screen button in the edition toolbar to enter the new distraction-free writing or zen mode. All of the widgets, menus, buttons, and interface elements fade away to allow you to compose and edit your thoughts in a completely clean environment conducive to writing, but when your mouse strays to the top of the screen your most used shortcuts are right here where you need them.
Under the hood there have been a number of improvements, not the least of which is streamlining enabled by WordPress previously announced plan of retiring support for PHP4, older versions of MySQL, and legacy browsers like IE6, which allows us to take advantage of more features enabled by new technologies. The admin bar has a few more shortcuts to your most commonly-used actions. On the comment moderation screen, the new approve and reply feature speeds up your conversation management. You’ll notice in your first update after WordPress 3.2 that WordPress only be updating the files that have changed with each new release instead o every file in your WordPress installation, which makes updates significantly faster on all hosting platforms. There are also some fun new theme features shown of by Twenty Eleven, like the ability to have multiple rotating header images to highlight all of your favorite photos.