Wordpress Updated to 3.3

Great news. WordPress updated to version 3.3. Lots of changes, mostly helpful for folks who run multiple sites. I’m pleased. Here are the highlights of WordPress 3.3:

Highlights

  • Easier Uploading- File Type Detection – A single upload button
  • Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader
  • Dashboard Design- New Toolbar in the dashboard, combining the Admin Bar and admin header
  • Responsive design for some screens, including iPad/tablet support
  • Flyout menus, providing single-click access to any screen
  • New User Experience- New feature pointers, helping users navigate new features
  • Post-update About screen
  • Dashboard welcome area for new installs
  • Content Tools- Better co-editing that releases post locks immediately
  • Don’t lose widgets when switching themes
  • Tumblr Importer
  • Under the Hood improvements- Use the postname permalink structure without a performance penalty
  • Improved Editor API
  • ismainquery() function and WP_Query method
  • Remove a number of funky characters from post slugs
  • jQuery 1.7.1 and jQuery UI 1.8.16
  • A new Screen API for adding help documentation and adapting to screen contexts
  • Improved metadata API
  • Performance improvements and hundreds of bug fixes

I’m loving the new toolbar. I’m loving that they moved Network Admin right under the My Sites menu item. LOVE THAT!