WordPress 3.6 “Oscar” release

The latest and greatest WordPress was release in August 1st and its version 3.6. What is new in this version? See info below or watch embed video.

Name “Oscar” was based as honor of the great jazz pianist Oscar Peterson.

User Features

  • New Twenty Thirteen theme.
  • Revamped Revisions save every change and the new interface allows you to scroll easily through changes that you makes.
  • Post Locking and Augmented Autosave. Each author now has their own autosave stream, which stores things locally as well as on the server (so much harder to lose something) and there’s an interface for taking over editing of a post, as demonstrated beautifully by our bearded buddies in the video above.
  • Built-in HTML5 media player. Use native audio and video embeds with no reliance on third party services.
  • The reworked Menu Editor for better use.

Developer features

  • A new audio/video API that gives you access to metadata like ID3 tags.
  • You can now choose HTML5 markup (for things like comment and search forms, and comment lists).
  • Better filters for how revisions work. So now you can store a different amount of history for different post types.
  • Tons more listed on the Codex, and browse the over 700 closed tickets.

New WordPress you can download as always from WordPress.org and our new theme demo Canasa will be realesed on this new core.