AÂ new WordPress release is available and chock-full of goodies to delight bloggers and developers alike. Weâ€™re calling this one â€œElvinâ€ in honor of drummer Elvin Jones, who played with John Coltrane in addition to many others.
If youâ€™ve been around WordPress a while, the most dramatic new change youâ€™ll notice is a completely re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries. Media has long been a friction point and weâ€™ve listened hard and given a lot of thought into crafting this new system. 3.5 includes a new default theme, Twenty Twelve, which has a very clean mobile-first responsive design and works fantastic as a base for a CMS site. Finally weâ€™ve spent a lot of time refreshing the styles of the dashboard, updating everything to be Retina-ready with beautiful high resolution graphics, a new color picker, and streamlining a couple of fewer-used sections of the admin.
New Media Manager
Introducing Twenty Twelve
The newest default theme for WordPress is simple, flexible, and elegant.
What makes it really shine are the design details, like the gorgeous Open Sans typeface and a fully responsive design that looks great on any device.
Naturally, Twenty Twelve supports all the theme features youâ€™ve come to know and love, but it is also designed to be as great for a website as it is for a blog.
So Sharp You Canâ€™t See the Pixels
The WordPress dashboard now looks beautiful on high-resolution screens like those found on the iPad, Kindle Fire HD, Nexus 10, and MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Icons and other visual elements are crystal clear and full of detail.
You can Update directly from Dashboard -> Updates.