WP update: WordPress 3.4 Beta 1

Another WordPress release is underway and here are some of the updates…

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Another WordPress release is underway and here are some of the updates:

  • Theme Customizer with Previewer
  • Flexible Custom Header Sizes
  • Selecting Custom Header and Background Images from Media Library
  • Better experience searching for and choosing a theme

Some of the change under-the-hood:

  • New XML-RPC API for external and mobile applications
  • New API for registering theme support for custom headers and backgrounds
  • Performance improvements to WP_Query by splitting the query (Please test!)
  • Internationalization improvements (improved performance and locale support)
  • Performance and API improvements when working with lists of installed themes
  • Support for installing child themes from the WordPress Themes Directory

Please report all bugs to the  alpha/beta forum or email it to the wp-testers list.

More details on the WP 3.4 beta 1 release can be found here.

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