WordPress 3.4 RC1 has been released

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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.


Total BountyMay 29, 2012 at 09:31Reply

We’ll be updating our themes as well to provide support to the latest WP release. It’s the best release yet so far since the day WP started. I still remember the day I started using WordPress. It literally changed web publishing and made blogging really easy for everyone.

– Jules Mariano of Total Bounty

sam dawsonJune 5, 2012 at 08:33Reply

The newest version of WordPress 3.4 is a clear indication that we can expect more from WordPress when it comes to providing better features which are favorable for those people who rely on internet marketing and online entrepreneurship. Let’s welcome the newest version with a bang!

Dan from Online9to5November 13, 2012 at 01:59Reply

I’m actually test-driving the WP 3.5 beta version on one of my sites, so far I’m liking what I see and how it runs. It’ll be out in December, so not long to wait and see it in its released form.