WordPress 3.6 with new feature additions

Written by Tushar. Posted in Blogging

WordPress, which is the most popular content management system (CMS) will get updated to WordPress 3.6 soon. WordPress is popular because of its strong community and also the frequent enhancements. WordPress continuously gets updates whether its version update or security update every few months.

Also, one of the most powerful feature is its plugins. With strong community it has numerous plugins which makes blogging very easy without having to do some hard coding.

WordPress 3.6 is almost set to release in a short period of time, currently in beta 3 testing stage. Version 3.6 includes many features and enhancements along with new theme twentythirteen.

WordPress 3.6 enhancements

Post locking

This is a very special feature as it allows multiple users to work on the saved post without overwriting each others work. As you know WordPress supports multiple authors and post locking is an important feature for all authors to work in independent manner.

This feature will notify who is editing the post and if another author takes over the post then previous author will be blocked from editing. In this way at a time only one author will be allowed to edit a single post.

Wordpress 3.6 - Post locking feature

Autosaving feature enhancement

Now auto saving feature will save your posts automatically after every 15 seconds. So user don’t need to think about data loss due to browser crash or system hang or lost internet connectivity. User can always edit the post from where he/she left without thinking about data loss.

Post Format

This is something which has gone a major change. Now the post format will be shown right on top of your post editor. Based on the user selection, fields will get displayed below the title.

Wordpress 3.6 - Post format feature

In the above screenshot you can see that “Post Format” is shown just below the heading “Add New Post.” On selecting the image in post format tab the image upload option is displayed below the title.

Introduction of Twenty Thirteen Theme

The new theme is responsive, means it can be viewed on any device, either PC, smartphone or tablet. Even everything will look sharp on retina display. The readability is quite improved as it uses “Source Sans Pro” and “Bitter” fonts for body and symbol font “Genericons” for  header.

It has a single column layout and primary widget area is reserved for footer. It also provides an option to add sidebar on right side using widgets. Check out the sample of twentythirteen theme here.

Test the WordPress 3.6 beta 3

Currently the WordPress 3.6 is in beta 3 stage and if you want to test it then you need to activate a plugin WordPress Beta Tester.

If you want more information about testing the WordPress 3.6 then visit WordPress site.

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