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WordPress 3.5 first impressions

A couple of days ago , the WordPress 3.5 update was available (the Spanish update is also available) with many changes, the most prominent being the following.

New multimedia content manager.

Personally I like the new multimedia content manager, I find it more functional and comfortable once you get used to the changes, which as always, initially adapting to the changes can be uncomfortable.

Now you can have several galleries for the same entry which will make life easier for many and they will no longer need to use a plugin to have this functionality. Another notable improvement is that now you can insert several images at once, you don’t have to go one by one.

New Theme by default.

They have added a default design called Twenty Twelve which is very simple and functional as well as being adapted for mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets.

Improvements in the administration panel.

  • The design and functionality have been polished, now the buttons are square (replacing the old rounded ones).
  • The “color picker” has been improved (to select colors on the screen).
  • The design of the panel for Retina high resolution devices has been adapted.
  • What has caught my attention is that they have finally removed the Links Manager and the famous “Blogroll” widget (beware, this only in new installations, since if you upgrade from an earlier version this functionality is maintained in version 3.5 ).
  • The “HTML” editor has been renamed to the “Texo” editor. The functionality is the same, only the name has been changed.

Internal improvements

  • The functionality of WP_Comment_Query and WP_User_Query was increased.
  • The WP_Post function has been improved to improve performance and the cache system.
  • The third-party applications and frameworks used by WordPress (TinyMCE, jQuery, jQuery UI and SimplePie) have been updated to the latest versions.
  • The XML-RPC remote publishing system is now always activated (in previous versions you could enable / disable it from the administration panel).
  • Installing plugins from your favorite list of WordPress.org accounts. This new functionality allows you to quickly find the plugins you have as favorites in your WordPress.org account and install them with a click.
  • Improvements in multi-site websites (I have been able to test these improvements, since I don’t use WordPress for multi-sites in any project).

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