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WordPress 3.5 ‘Elvin’ Launches A Totally Superior Media Manager, Responsive Default Theme and Retina Support


WordPress has recently launched the next upgrade which is the version 3.5 of its CMS and self-hosted blogging platform. The latest version, called as ‘Elvin’ in honor of drummer Elvin Jones. The version somehow changes how the WordPress users get to interact with the images along with several other useful tweaks that have been added to the application.

The very thing you will get to notice once you upgrade to the latest version is the integrated image Uploader tool. According to WordPress, they have been working with al attest image management system, and it happens to be an incredible experience. The statement adds more that the developers have been listening to what consumers mentioned and this lead to creating a completely new system.

On the other hand, the change is good but it perhaps takes too much time for users to get used to it. Several users have been accessing the latest version, got used to the latest media manager, still they feel that it takes an additional click or two to do some of the basic tasks such as adding features images to the posts.

A feature that the new media manager totally gets right is the latest workflow useful for creating the galleries. It used to be the key pain points, but with the latest version, it is not exceedingly convenient thanks to simplified controls, inline caption editing, and drag-and-drop reordering.

In addition, the latest version offers new dashboard styles and a new color picker as well. The entire Admin area happens to be attractive and appears great when views on high-resolution Retina displays.

With the upgrade released by WordPress, a latest default theme, Twenty Twelve has also been introduced. This new theme happens to support an extremely neat mobile-first responsive design and works exceedingly well as a base for CMS websites.

The latest version certainly has a lot of new features to offer to the developers. Upgrade your WordPress now and enjoy blogging to the fullest!

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    1. I think the new image uploader is fantastic, and I don’t think people will take too long to adapt to it. In my opinion it makes working with images a lot easier. Already updated all our sites and really liking the new look is definitely neater and really looks great in retina displays!

    2. for developers, if you want to use the new media manager that came with WP 3.5, i have written a tutorial about it here

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