17 Responses

  1. Terry Sutton

    Great coverage Brian. This is an excellent resource to send clients to. Great work.

  2. Otto

    Minor quibble: The new preferred theme screenshot size is 880×660, not 640.

  3. Jorge Carbwood

    Great info sir!. We use WordPress as the prefer platform for clients and Parker should be once again a huge improvement.

  4. Milena Böhm

    We just dived into a new project today and had the incredible chance to try out 3.8 in a real project. We love it!
    The new admin already saved us tons of hours!
    The overall impression from 3.8. is all thumbs up!

    Great achievement for the whole team that worked on the update. Thank you!!!

  5. Wassim

    Thanks for the in-depth review Brian, and congrats for everyone behind this update. However, I think most WordPresser’s, including me, aren’t very much interested in these aesthetics updates. The team should focus more on stability and security.

  6. soufien

    i still didnt try the new version of wordpress im afraid about that

  7. Tim

    I hope subsequent releases improve on this because in some places the changes make UX ten times worse. IN some places it feels cleaner, in others the removal of demarcation between different areas brings confusion.

    For example, the lack of separators in menu, seems trivial but for users it adds to overwhelming nature of dashboard. Other places where this update fails include the widget page and the theme page, where bigger thumbs are not necessarily better.

  8. Day Milovich

    i just installed wordpress version 3.8 codename parker on my site. i am indonesian. hello, parker!

  9. Aarish Maluja

    I can not find how can we change the author display picture.

  10. Joe

    Happy to hear about this! Love the new UI.

  11. utomo

    Before the WP is look old and ugly. now is better. I hope they keep working hard like this and start making the WP 4 which is much better and bigger improvement.

  12. Aurélien Debord

    A very nice update. I love these colorful UI.

  13. Rachel Gillevet

    Brian- Great overview! We included it in our Monthly Resource Roundup http://www.wiredtree.com/blog/the-monthly-round-up-decembers-best-web-designdevelopment-cms-and-security-content/

  14. Andrei

    Very, very, very slow after upgrade. I want my 3.7 back. How can I downgrade?

  15. Brian

    I find it interesting how the default theme in this version is actually more complex in many ways. And above and beyond the basic structure we’ve seen before…nicely illustrates the growth WordPress has experience.

  16. John

    I more like wordpress 3.8 than 4.0, maybe because many plugin that i have is already out of date, so i’m affraid it will not compatible with new 4.0

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