Released today, WordPress 3.3 beta is available for download.
Like any beta version, it should not be used on production sites.
Updated: WordPress 3.3 final release is now available.
You can update from your dashboard or download 3.3 below and update manually.
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You’ll need to update your installation manually if you want to try this beta version as automatic updates aren’t available if you download WordPress 3.3 before its officially released.
Whats new in version 3.3
- Media uploader with drag & drop
- Improved admin bar with easy access
- Fly out admin menus like tooltips
The latest version of WordPress 3.3 is still in Beta and expected to be ready for official release in November.
Drag & Drop Media Uploader
This is a very cool feature for version3.3 as its so much faster and easier to upload images.
Permalink Structure Settings
You’ll find one extra option available in the Settings > Permalinks. Postname is the extra option which has been added here probably as an indication that this permalink structure is a good for Seo.
Caution: Be careful changing your permalink structure if you have an existing site with posts/pages and links. If you don’t know what you’re doing, seek advice first.
The performance issues with using difference permalink structures has now been fixed also.