WordPress 3.5 “Elvin” arrives

The peerless CMS app WordPress gets another refresh with the 3.5 release. I have to say every change to the design appears to just make it even better – even when you think that its pretty much spot on. If you are a blogger or want to be – this should be your first port of call for getting your thoughts or information out there.

Release notes say

If you’ve been around WordPress a while, the most dramatic new change you’ll notice is a completely re-imagined flow for uploading photos and creating galleries. Media has long been a friction point and we’ve listened hard and given a lot of thought into crafting this new system. 3.5 includes a new default theme, Twenty Twelve, which has a very clean mobile-first responsive design and works fantastic as a base for a CMS site. Finally we’ve spent a lot of time refreshing the styles of the dashboard, updating everything to be Retina-ready with beautiful high resolution graphics, a new color picker, and streamlining a couple of fewer-used sections of the admin.


As always backup your sites before upgrade – but yet again the upgrade was as smooth as could be. I’m hoping for a few wordpress based projects next year and this really does set the stage for a powerful platform to deliver great results for clients.