WordPress 3.2 Features Are Spiffy

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I just updated my personal blog, SageLewis.com, with the new WordPress 3.2.

The biggest noticeable difference is the full screen option while editing posts and pages. It gives you a completely clean environment in which to write. It’s something that I am definitely going to be experimenting with.

There are also a variety of other less dramatic, yet important, feature rollouts.

The administrative user interface has been redesigned. There is an extended admin bar which gives you more links to control the site.

But the technical aspects which you don’t see on the front end are very important to be aware of.

WordPress 3.2 requires PHP 5.2.4 or greater and MySQL 5.0.15 or greater. So you are definitely going to want to make sure that your web host is up-to-date with those things. Upgrading to WordPress 3.2 could be fairly catastrophic I suspect if you are running PHP 4.

They also no longer support Internet Explorer 6. And they are starting the End-of-life (EOL) cycle for Internet Explorer 7.

It also has some page load enhancements. This should make your WordPress environment move a little bit faster.

So there’s a lot of really good things they’ve done here. Just be sure that your web hosting environment can support these new updates.

Otherwise, go get WordPress 3.2. I think you’re going to love it!

You can see the complete list of features here:

http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.2

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