Sep
12
2014

WordPress 4.0 Benny Released

Version 4.0 of WordPress, named “Benny” in honor of jazz clarinetist and bandleader Benny Goodman, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. While 4.0 is just another number for us after 3.9 and before 4.1, we feel we’ve put a little extra polish into it. This release brings you a smoother writing and management experience we think you’ll enjoy.

Media LibraryExplore your uploads in a beautiful, endless grid. A new details preview makes viewing and editing any amount of media in sequence a snap.

Paste in a YouTube URL on a new line, and watch it magically become an embedded video. Now try it with a tweet. Oh yeah — embedding has become a visual experience. The editor shows a true preview of your embedded content, saving you time and giving you confidence.

You can embed videos from CollegeHumor, playlists from YouTube, and talks from TED. Check out all of the embeds that WordPress supports.

There are more than 30,000 free and open source plugins in the WordPress plugin directory. WordPress 4.0 makes it easier to find the right one for your needs, with new metrics, improved search, and a more visual browsing experience.

Apr
17
2014

New WordPress Release: 3.9 “Smith”

Version 3.9 of WordPress, named “Smith” in honor of jazz organist Jimmy Smith, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features a number of refinements that we hope you’ll love.

Improved visual editing

The updated visual editor has improved speed, accessibility, and mobile support. You can paste into the visual editor from your word processor without wasting time to clean up messy styling. (Yeah, we’re talking about you, Microsoft Word.)

Edit images easily

With quicker access to crop and rotation tools, it’s now much easier to edit your images while editing posts. You can also scale images directly in the editor to find just the right fit.

Drag and drop your images

Uploading your images is easier than ever. Just grab them from your desktop and drop them in the editor.

 

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Stunning new theme browser

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Mar
27
2014

4 Fresh New WordPress Themes

Four high quality fresh new WordPress themes are available for download at WordPress theme directory. These themes are really premium quality. Make sure to check them out and diversify your blog network with high quality templates. Full of features and options to customize them, these themes will surely offer a fresh modern face to your sites.

Radiate

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Radiate is a clean, creative and light retina ready responsive blogging theme supporting parallax header image. It integrates primary color option, custom background, custom css and few other features through WordPress customizer.

Download Here

 

Alexandria

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HTML5 & CSS3 Responsive WordPress Business theme with business style home page layout with welcome section, 3 product/services blocks and a client quote/testimonial section. 2 logo section layout options. 2 premade (Blue, Red) ready to use color schemes/skins. 3 widget areas in footer, 1 widget area in sidebar. 2 page layouts including a full width page template. Social media icons in footer.

Download Here

 

Twenty Fourteen

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In 2014, our default theme lets you create a responsive magazine website with a sleek, modern design. Feature your favorite homepage content in either a grid or a slider. Use the three widget areas to customize your website, and change your content’s layout with a full-width page template and a contributor page to show off your authors. Creating a magazine website with WordPress has never been easier.

Download Here

 

Sixteen

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Sixteen is an artistic and responsive theme suitable for most blogs. It supports header image with a parallax effect. A Reponsive Slider, Customizable Header and Footer, Grid Layout for Homepage, etc make it one of the most unqiue wordpress themes. Sixteen has been already translated into French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Arabic and supports translation into more languages.

Download Here

 

Mar
20
2014

WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 Ready for Testing

WordPress 3.9 Beta 2 is now available for testing at WordPress.org. The development team has made more than a hundred changes since Beta 1, but they still need your help to hit our goal of an April release. For what to look out for, please head on over to the Beta 1 announcement post. Some of the changes in Beta 2 include:

  • Rendering of embedded audio and video players directly in the visual editor.
  • Visual and functional improvements to the editor, the media manager, and theme installer.
  • Various bug fixes to TinyMCE, the software behind the visual editor.
  • Lots of fixes to widget management in the theme customizer.

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Amongst the enhancements which WordPress 3.9 could bring, is an improved Widget Customizer which allows you to edit and preview widgets in a similar way that the current Theme Customizer works.

Further widget management improvements may come in the form of the Better Widgets feature, which enable the sidebar area to be switched to the main screen instead of being constricted to the sidebar, giving users greater control over widget placement and configuration.

As always, if you think you’ve found a bug, you can post to the Alpha/Beta area in the support forums. Or, if you’re comfortable writing a reproducible bug report, file one on the WordPress Trac.

This software is still in development, so we don’t recommend you run it on a production site. Consider setting up a test site just to play with the new version. To test WordPress 3.9, try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (you’ll want “bleeding edge nightlies”).

Dec
13
2013

WordPress 3.8 “Parker”

Great news today. WordPress 3.8, named “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, is available for download or update directly from your WordPress dashboard. We hope you’ll think this is the most beautiful update yet. And believe me, it is.

WordPress has gotten a facelift. Version 3.8 brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey — bring on a bigger, bolder, more colorful design!

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The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity. The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress. We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.

We all access the internet in different ways. Smartphone, tablet, notebook, desktop — no matter what you use, WordPress will adapt and you’ll feel right at home.
High definition at high speed. WordPress is sharper than ever with new vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.

This release was led by Matt Mullenweg. This is our second release using the new plugin-first development process, with a much shorter timeframe than in the past. We think it’s been going great. You can check out the features currently in production on the make/core blog.

Here you can Download the Lastest version of WordPress.

Oct
31
2013

New WordPress 3.7 “Basie”

Latest version of WordPress has been released. Version 3.7 is named “Basie” in honor of Count Basie and is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features some of the most important architectural updates we’ve made to date. Here are the big ones:

With WordPress 3.7, you don’t have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards. Your password is your site’s first line of defense. It’s best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.

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Better global support: Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.

For developers there are lots of options around how to control the new updates feature, including allowing it to handle major upgrades as well as minor ones, more sophisticated date query support, and multisite improvements. As always, if you’re hungry for more dive into the Codex or browse the over 400 closed tickets on Trac.

Sep
22
2013

New WordPress Themes September 2013

Vantage

Vantage is a flexible multipurpose WordPress theme. It’s strength lies in its tight integration with some powerful plugins like Page Builder for responsive page layouts, MetaSlider for big beautiful sliders and WooCommerce to help you sell online. Use it to start a business site, portfolio or online store. Pretty solid and professional theme.

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Socially Awkward

A responsive CSS3 and HTML5 media theme adapted to the new times. The Web is an ever-changing place to interact with others socially. You need a WordPress theme that represents who you are on the Web. This theme is fully loaded to display self-hosted media (images, audio, video) and media from third-party social media sites. It integrates with many of your social networking profiles, supports all post formats, and integrates with the Custom Content Portfolio plugin, giving you the ability to share your creativity with the world.

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Swiss

Swiss is a Minimalistic, responsive web design theme for WordPress. Yet a very cool and original WordPress theme some people will really like.

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Kore

Kore is a professional theme that comes with five skins. It automatically adjusts according to screen size so you don’t need to install a separate theme for mobile devices. This theme is very solid, fast loading and well coded. A must have in your collections of WordPress themes.

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