WordPress 3.6 beta 1 has been released for the general public to test, and with the stable release due in the very near future it’s time for WordPress to showcase the new default Twenty Thirteen theme.
WordPress 3.6 Features:
WordPress 3.6 is set to release in late April 2013 and there seems to be a handful of very positive changes for both new and experienced users. Let’s take a look at some of the updates that are expected with WordPress 3.6.
Here’s what’s new in WordPress 3.6:
- Post Formats: Post Formats now have their own UI, and theme authors have access to templating functions to access the structured data.
- Audio/Video: You can embed audio and video files into your posts without relying on a plugin or a third party media hosting service.
- Autosave: Posts are now autosaved locally. If your browser crashes, your computer dies, or the server goes offline as you’re saving, you won’t lose the your post.
- Post Locking: See when someone is currently editing a post, and kick them out of it if they fall asleep at the keyboard.
- Nav Menus: Nav menus have been simplified with an accordion-based UI, and a separate tab for bulk-assigning menus to locations.
- Revisions: The all-new revisions UI features avatars, a slider that “scrubs” through history, and two-slider range comparisons.
- Twenty Thirteen: We’re shipping this year’s default theme in our first release of the year. Twenty Thirteen is an opinionated, color-rich, blog-centric theme that makes full use of the new Post Formats support.
Twenty Thirteen WordPress Theme :
Twenty Thirteen is set to capitalize upon this with “great support for post formats” along with “a focus on blogging.” This is curious, given that WordPress in general seems to be a maturing as a fully-fledged Content Management System (CMS). Then again, the official WordPress theme is intended to act as an introduction and key features showcase rather than a full-blown song and dance routine, so perhaps a more “bloggy” theme is the way to go.
The theme layout is in a single column, much to give a timeline affect as in Twitter or Facebook, and the widgets are placed in the footer. Twenty Thirteen theme is powered by Source Sans font, Bitter font for headlines and symbol-font Genericons for seamlessly scaling icons!