WordPress 3.4.1 just got delivered, and we already have 3.4.1. This is a security and bugfix release, so it’s important to get in place right away. Happy upgrading, and check here for a full list of changes!
So WordPress 3.4 has been out in the wild for a couple days now. Hopefully by now, you have any WordPress installs you manage up to date and running 3.4. How did your upgrade go? The forums have been (relatively) quiet. Not a lot of themes or plugins blowing things up. And it seems the upgrades are going well. Was your upgrade smooth sailing? What do you like about the new version? I need to re-jigger my child theme. I have my header images set to a specific size, I’d like to modify it to take advantage of the new flexible header option personally.
The 2010 and 2011 themes just had updates hit VoodooPress. I’m betting WordPress 3.4 is right behind! I hope everyone is ready for another fun round of upgrades! Theme Customizer, here I come!
We’re further into the test cycle now. Hopefully you’re testing to make sure things go smoothly!
The announcement was made earlier today! Do you have a testing environment yet? If not, I’d recommend you get one! I have one set up in a subdomain off of my personal blog! I leave it open to the public (I use it to show solutions to people’s problems on the forums, or here) but Iit looks a mess right now, I have the early stages dev version of the 2012 theme on it. That being said, here’s the gist of WP 3.4:
Andrew Nacin made a nifty announcement recently. I know a few of you guys are really keen on keeping your themes sorted out into various folders. Well, now you can keep all of your page templates in their own folder (1 level deep) and they will be detected automatically! Read his post for all the deets, but also read that caution… moving any existing templates will unassign them from any pages they may be assigned to.
It wasn’t that long ago that I made a post about my excitement to be getting a new theme, twentytwelve (2012) which would be shipping with WordPress 3.4. You see, I always run the latest and greatest default WordPress theme here on VoodooPress, tweaked through a child theme of course – to fit my needs. But according to this discussion over on the WordPress Development Blog, time is running out on the development cycle for WP 3.4, and the 2012 theme isn’tt yet ready for primetime. Too bad, I was looking forward to a VoodooPress overhaul, and a new series of posts about the things we could do with this new theme! BUt no matter, WP 3.4 will still bring a host of cool upgrades to our favourite CMS, and we’ll get 2012 soon enough to have fun with!
Just noticed preliminary talks on the WordPress developers blog, the next core theme, 2012, will be a part of the next major WordPress release, version 3.4. What are you looking for in a new core WordPress theme? Any special features?