3 Things to Know about WordPress 3.8 “Parker” Update
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December 19th, 2013

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Updates sometimes provide new features, but many tend to be “under the hood” enhancements for improving speed or adding more tools to help developers like us code better WordPress sites. But WordPress 3.8 (just released) is no behind the scenes update. If you choose to run the 3.8 upgrade, you will be greeted with several obvious improvements you’ll love.

Here are three things you should know about this version of WordPress:

1. Revamped Dashboard

The Parker release comes with a very anticipated and entirely revamped Dashboard. The look and feel is cleaner, smoother and modern. It also lets you customize the color scheme, too. This is a true sea change for WordPress, as it’s been running the same style Dashboard since its initial release!


2. Intuitive Widget Management

The way you manage your Widgets is streamlined. Have a large monitor? Multiple widget areas stack side-by-side to use the available space. Using a tablet? Just tap a widget to add it


3. Fully Responsive/Mobile Dashboard

Mobile compatibility is fully implemented, which means you can now use your Dashboard on any device, from desktop to tablet to phone and it will adapt. This is incredibly useful, especially if you tend to travel or are on-the-go and still want to blog or update your site, whether it’s from the hotel room or the airport


The Parker update is a true evolution for the WordPress platform and everyone is encouraged to join the party. If you are uneasy about upgrading your site and wanting to take advantage of these new features (or if you’re unsure of which version you’re running in the first place!) give us a call and let’s get you caught up.

Fun Fact

Did you know that every WordPress version is named after a famous Jazz musician? The very last (3.7) was named “Basie” after Count Basie. 3.8 “Parker” is named after Charlie Parker. And what did they name version 1.0? Miles, of course. 🙂

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