WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 Now Available


The WordPress dev team is always working hard on improving our beloved blogging software. Yesterday, they released WordPress 3.2 Beta 1. This beta version is released for testing purposes so don’t use it on your main site. Install and try it out on a test site so you won’t have any problems even if it breaks. Those trying out WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 are encouraged to report it and if you happen to be a developer, you can help the dev team fix it. Doing so will help ensure that the stable version of WordPress 3.2 will be released on schedule.

New features on WordPress 3.2:

  • Performance improvements like you wouldn’t believe. What’s that mean? Things are faster!
  • Distraction-free Writing. The visual editor’s full-screen composing experience has gotten a major overhaul, and is now available from HTML mode, too. More than ever, WordPress allows you to focus on what matters most – your content.
  • Admin UI Refresh. The last major redesign of the WordPress admin was in 2008. This isn’t a major redesign, just a little facelift to keep us feeling young. WordPress turns 8 later this month, you know.
  • New Default Theme. Introducing Twenty Eleven, based on the popular Duster theme. Rotating header images, post format support, and more.
  • Browse Happy. WordPress is made to work with modern browsers. If you visit your Dashboard using an outdated web browser, we’ll let you know there’s a newer version available.
  • Admin Bar. We’ve added more links to the admin bar to make it even more useful.


  • WordPress minimum system requirements: PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.
  • Internet Explorer 6 will no longer be supported.
  • The favorites menu has been removed. If you’ve written any plugins that use this menu, it’s time to switch over to an admin bar placement.

If you’re testing WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 and you find a bug, here’s how you can help:

Download WordPress 3.2 Beta 1

Anybody here installed and are currently trying out WordPress 3.2 Beta 1? How do you like it so far? Which new feature/s do you like/dislike the most? Have you discovered any bugs in this version? Please share your thoughts.

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