The first release candidate version of WordPress 3.4 was released two days ago, exactly nine years after the first version of WordPress was released (Happy birthday, WordPress!).
As always, a new version means new features, and in v3.4 one of the more exciting new features is a theme customizer that I think will be the start of a new view on user-based design customization. I have been looking into this feature and will definitely add support for it in my themes once 3.4 is released. All WordPress themes on andreasviklund.com have been tested with the 3.4 beta versions, and will be tested with the release candidate(s) as well. From what I have seen so far, they should work perfectly well with the new version once it is released.
For a well-written overview of other new features in WordPress 3.4, see the “10 things you need to know…” by technosailor.com.
This article was written by Andreas Viklund
Web designer, writer and the creative engine behind this website. Author of most of the free website templates, along with some of the WordPress themes.