Technology and the occasional justified rant

New in WordPress 3.4

As you all know (because it says so in the footer way down there at the bottom of the page) runs on the popular blogging platform WordPress. This is a good choice because it’s free, it has a huge array of available themes and plug-ins developed by some extremely clever people, and best of all WordPress has an amazing feature set.

Version 3.4 was released today (sorry, I just noticed the time… yesterday), and although I could have waited for the inevitable 3.4.1 to sort out any early issues… well, sod that, I just upgraded. Among the new features are a theme customiser (making it quick and easy to customise some of the major elements such as the header, banner, title / link colour and the site tag-line), full live preview of themes, a caption facility for images, and (my favourite new feature) embedded tweets. So, if you take the URL of a tweet and insert it into a blog post you don’t just get a link, you get this…

…and that is pretty damn cool.

…works for Microsoft as a Global Account Technology Strategist. In a former life he worked for the Lotus brand within IBM for many years. Married with one daughter and two dogs, lives in Camberley (Surrey, England), plays the guitar to a mediocre standard, and runs 10 kms and half marathons at an average speed. That’s it really.


Darren Adams • 14 June 2012

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