In keeping with their promise to put out future releases quickly, WordPress 3.8 brings a load of even more new features to the WordPress core.
- Look & Feel: The main difference that will be noticeable to everyone are the big changes to the look and feel of the admin dashboard. The dashboard is more clean, modern, and contrasting. You can even change the colour scheme to suit your tastes! Just go to Users>Profile in the admin dashboard to check them out.
- New theme screen: Installed themes are now easier to browse and try out.
- New widget screen: It’s now easier to see all the widget areas at once on wider displays. If you’re on a touchscreen, and therefore can’t drag-and-drop, you can tap on a widget to add it.
- New default theme: The newest default theme is Twenty Fourteen, a modern magazine-style theme that is a departure from previous default themes.
Don’t forget to back up!
Since version 3.7, WordPress updates are now rolled out automatically. So it’s even more important than ever to make sure you’ve got a foolproof backup system in place.