Ladies and gentlemen, the day we have all been eagerly awaiting has finally arrived. WordPress version 3.5 is live and available for download!
Packed with exciting new features, WordPress 3.5 is set to take the WordPress community into the next generation of WordPress.
Lets discuss your WooThemes goodies and how they relate to WordPress 3.5.
Can I use WordPress 3.5 with my WooThemes goodies?
Yes, you most certainly can!
Let’s not throw caution to the wind though. While we’ve tested all our products as much as we can, if you have a mission critical site don’t jump in and update without testing yourself somehow.
For example, if you’re using WooCommerce and depend on those sales, definitely test on a staging environment of some sort before updating on your live site. And as always have some sort of backup plan in place as well.
Here at WooThemes, we see version compatibility as a necessity, rather than a feature. We’ve been testing our products on the nightly builds of WordPress 3.5 for the past few months, as well as on the latest release candidate versions leading up to today’s launch.
When upgrading to WordPress 3.5, please ensure to update your WooFramework to version 5.5.2 or higher in your themes, and that you’re using the latest versions of your WooThemes plugins and WooCommerce extensions (as well as WooCommerce).
What’s new in WordPress 3.5?
Version 3.5 of WordPress comes bundled with updated admin screen user interface elements (for example, the new button and text input field designs), a fully rewritten media management system and a bunch of other refinements and improvements (such as removing the “Links” menu section, in favour of using post formats).
For more information on WordPress 3.5, see the official release post.
Why should I upgrade?
We’d like to take this opportunity to remind everyone why it’s important to upgrade and ensure that you’re always running the latest versions of all the code on your website. When a new version of WordPress core, a theme or a plugin is released, it’s not always about adding new features and is, more often than not, about fixing bugs (some small and some potentially larger) as well as optimising the code, making necessary omissions and improvements and ensuring that all the code on your website plays well together.
Be sure to upgrade and enjoy the new features of WordPress 3.5, and the joy and peace of mind of knowing that you’re running the latest (and most awesome) version of WordPress yet.