WordPress 3.2 (Gershwin) is released with more better features especially the feature which I wanted badly – “Open link in a new window/tab” in HTML view :D . Other interesting features include refreshed dashboard design, distraction-free writing(zen mode), new default theme(Twenty Eleven), etc. WordPress team dedicated this release to the noted composer and pianist George Gershwin.

WordPress 3.2 Highlights

  • Refreshed Administative UI – Admin redesign
  • New Default Theme “Twenty Eleven” – Uses the latest Theme Features
  • Full Screen Editor – Distraction free writing experience
  • Extended Admin Bar – More useful links to control the site
  • Requirements Changes
    • PHP 5.2.4 or greater (old requirement – since WordPress 2.5 was PHP 4.3 or greater)
    • MySQL 5.0.15 or greater (old requirement – since WordPress 2.9 was MySQL 4.1.2 or greater)
  • Enhanced Browser Compatibility
    • Drop Internet Explorer 6 support
    • Start End-of-life (EOL) cycle for Internet Explorer 7
    • Browse Happy notify users of out-of-date browser
  • Visit WordPress 3.2 Codex for more updates in the new version 3.2

WordPress 3.2 (Gershwin) Video

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