The first release candidate for the next version of WordPress 3.3 is here. If you haven’t started testing, now is the time.


WordPress 3.3 what you can expect

WordPress 3.3 has already had 4 beta releases - so this RC is getting close to the finished product.

WordPress 3.3 has some cool features - including re-work on the WordPress Toolbar for logged in users, changes to backend admin pages and minor improvements for multisite admins.

One cool feature is the floating layer which is expected to be used to highlight new features and to educate first-time users of WordPress. This is something made popular by Google and others, it should be useful to first time WordPress users.

Another really cool addition is the drag n drop uploader for images (you’re probably used to it already in Gmail, etc)


Should I update to this beta?

As this is a beta you shouldn’t use this on any live site - but it does mean it’s pretty stable and useful.

To install the release candidate you need the  WordPress beta updates plugin and then just go to your updates sections.

If you’re still stuck - get in contact and I’ll be happy to help you out. Perhaps you’re interested in setting up your own WordPress site or blog

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