Gershwin Now Playing in WordPress
Like Google, it seems that WordPress has begun naming its updates. The most current, version 3.2, is titled "Gershwin," in honor of the musician. No idea why. Maybe because they're telling us it "plays" well?
But it doesn't always — not if your server's software or your browser aren't up to date.
People are complaining about its glitches. For one, links in your sidebar may not be working, and if you switch from HTML post composition back to the visual editor, your dashboard icons may disappear. Those are local complaints, but what might be causing issues is that version 3.2 no longer supports PHP 4.x or MySQL 4.x, so if your server is behind, your blog will be, too. You can't run WordPress version 3.2 with Internet Explorer 6, either, so if you're still lagging on the browser front, it's time to upgrade of find a new browser.
But this new version of WordPress has some interesting bells and whistles, too.
For example, the old header in your dashboard is gone, and the fonts have been replaced by a slicker looking, narrower font. Plus, they have added Dashboard as a "stand alone" button in your admin bar, as well as added the Themes button to "Appearance" to make getting to your new theme easier.
And the dashboard area is different, too. Rather than just "posts" in the left-side navigation you'll see "All Posts." Actually "All" has also been added to the links for pages, users, and links, as well.
A new, really cool feature is that you can click an icon for full-screen mode for writing that takes all of the distracting elements of the page away. It's called "Just Write," and it's great for those of us who like to write directly into the blog.Continued on the next page