WordPress 3.3 Has (finally) Arrived!

WordPress 3.3As many of you know, WordPress 3.3 was officially released. We wanted to let you know that we’ve updated the StudioPress site and all of the Genesis child theme demo sites — and all is well.

This is our way of saying “Go for it, you should safely be able to update to WordPress 3.3!”

What’s New in WordPress 3.3

Experienced users will appreciate the new drag-and-drop uploader, hover menus for the navigation, the new toolbar, improved co-editing support, and the new Tumblr importer. They’ve also been thinking a ton about what the WordPress experience is like for new users.

Version 3.3 has significant improvements there with pointer tips for new features, a friendly welcome message for first-time users, and revamped help tabs throughout the interface. They’ve improved the dashboard experience on the iPad and other tablets with better touch support.

There is a ton of candy for developers as well. I’d recommend starting your exploration with the new editor API, new jQuery version, better ways to hook into the help screens, more performant post-slug-only permalinks, and of course the entire list of improvements on the Codex and in Trac.

Updating WordPress for Genesis Users

The development team here at StudioPress is always working with the bleeding version of WordPress. As a result, we can confidently say that there aren’t any known issues with WordPress 3.3 and Genesis 1.7.1.

We cannot promise that all of your plugins are compatible, so make sure you check those for compatibility before updating.

Now that WordPress 3.3 has been released, we’ll be working hard over the next week or two to prepare Genesis 1.8 for release. Until then, Happy Updating!