Version 3.8 of WordPress, named “Parker” has been released and it is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard! Finally, this release has been focused on long awaited, WordPress UI / Admin Panel improvements.
Quick review of the new WordPress 3.8 features:
1. New flat, minimalistic & responsive admin design
Finally WP admin interface received a fresh & modern look, which will is based on: MP6 plugin.
2. Dashboard homepage has been simplified & redesigned
New dashboard is now having only few but more useful & relevant widgets.
3. Better live preview of themes
Process of choosing themes has been also improved and new, faster interface has been added for the theme previews.
4. Redesigned & improved widgets page
Finally we are now able to add widget sidebar destination without dragging it across the screen.
5. New Twenty Fourteen Theme
If like me, you were never a fan of Twenty Thirteen, good news is that the new default theme coming in WP 3.8 is looking much better, you can check the Twenty Fourteen live demo.