WordPress 3.8 – the newest version nicknamed ‘Parker’ – was released this past Thursday and comes packaged with some cool features that you can’t miss. Sporting the fancy new magazine-style 2014 Theme, WordPress 3.8 ushers in a new design for their Admin area as well. With changes to the dashboard, widgets, and theme selection, 3.8 brings new life to the admin experience.
With the new ”Features as Plugins” development technique, the WordPress 3.8 developers actually launched this style overhaul with the MP6 plugin. After months of testing, the MP6 changes have finally been incorporated with a major release of WordPress. While everything remains in the same place, the colors, icons, and typography are refreshing and bring new life to the now-responsive backend.