I have been blogging using WordPress since 2006, a lot of upgrade and enhancement have been made to make it easy to end user. WordPress is a popular blogging software with 65 million downloads since version 3.0 was released.
WordPress is a free and open source blogging tool and publishing platform powered by PHP and MySQL. It is often customized into a content management system (CMS). It has many features including a plug-in architecture and a template system. WordPress is used by over 14.7% of Alexa Internet‘s “top 1 million” websites and as of August 2011 powers 22% of all new websites. WordPress is currently the most popular CMS in use on the Internet.
As usual, the latest version of the WordPress software — 3.3 or “Sonny” is in honor of the great jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt . It is available for download or update inside your WordPress dashboard.
I already upgrade to Sonny and this latest release the Developer has improved on user experience, smooth navigation, easy uploading and imports. Maybe you can check the video that summarizes all the great features.
Experienced users will appreciate the new drag-and-drop uploader, hover menus for the navigation, the new toolbar, improved co-editing support, and the new Tumblr importer. We’ve also been thinking a ton about what the WordPress experience is like for people completely new to the software. Version 3.3 has significant improvements there with pointer tips for new features included in each update, a friendly welcome message for first-time users, and revamped help tabs throughout the interface. Finally we’ve improved the dashboard experience on the iPad and other tablets with better touch support.
There is a ton of candy for developers as well. I’d recommend starting your exploration with the new editor API, new jQuery version, better ways to hook into the help screens, more performant post-slug-only permalinks, and of course the entire list of improvements on the Codex and in Trac.