WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 Released

Thursday, April 5th, 2012 | Business | by

WordPressThis morning it was announced that the WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 was released.

If you are a web developer who develops custom themes and/or plugins, you should be watching the next release as there are changes very relevant to your work.

Here’s some of what’s new:

  • Theme Customizer with Previewer
  • Flexible Custom Header Sizes
  • Selecting Custom Header and Background Images from Media Library
  • Better experience searching for and choosing a theme

And some of the under-the-hood changes:

  • New XML-RPC API for external and mobile applications
  • New API for registering theme support for custom headers and backgrounds
  • Performance improvements to WP_Query by splitting the query (Please test!)
  • Internationalization improvements (improved performance and locale support)
  • Performance and API improvements when working with lists of installed themes
  • Support for installing child themes from the WordPress Themes Directory

You can download the WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 here.

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1 Comment to WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 Released

Hi do you think I should update to this version and could I go back if it does not work correctly. Could it damage my site.

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