WordPress 3.3 Features

By now, you’re well aware (hopefully) that WordPress 3.3 was released on Monday to the masses. If you haven’t gotten around to it yet, download the latest version from WordPress – or directly from within your dashboard – and experience the cool new features.

So what’s new? Some others have already written informative posts on this topic, so I’ll stick to quickly highlighting my favorite WordPress 3.3 features:

Drag and Drop Media Uploads are now much easier. Of all the improvements, this is my favorite hands-down! You can now drag and drop your uploads directly into the uploader. It’ll save you a small amount of time, but it sure makes blogging much easier. Image heavy sites, such as magazines and newspapers, will love this feature.

New users will like the quick reference links shown in the Dashboard welcome area. I know that doesn’t sound like a mind-blowing feature, but for those who support new users on a daily basis, this is a godsend.

On the subject of new user experience, there are some neat feature pointers that help users navigate new features. You can bet this feature will be advantageous to theme developers as well.

You’ll notice the dashboard design has been tweaked quite nicely as well. The admin bar has a new toolbar and hovering over menu tabs will reveal fly-out menus. Very sleek!

There’s a long list of other features that are just as impressive such as responsive design. Go download version  3.3 and let us know what you think about the release in the comments below.

NOTE: Before upgrading your existing site, it is highly recommended that you backup your site and deactivate all plugins. Please be advised that some plugins may not yet be compatible with WordPress 3.3.

15 Responses to "WordPress 3.3 Features"

  1. Lúcio   December 17, 2011 at 1:11 AM

    In some websites powered by wordpress and designed by gabfire, I need 2 languages.
    I never done this before but it seems that plugin Xili languase is a nice one (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/xili-language/).
    I will test first with your free theme, Snapwire.
    My question is:
    It’s possible to use such a kind of plugin with your themes?

    • Mehmet Ozek   December 17, 2011 at 11:59 PM

      We haven’t tried that plugin Lucio. But you can use this one without any issues.

  2. Will   December 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM


    When will your December theme be out?
    Wait for it and your Xmas promo.

    Sent from my iPhone 4S

    • Mehmet Ozek   December 21, 2011 at 4:21 PM

      We will try to release a theme before x-mas and another theme within first week of new year.

  3. Lúcio   December 21, 2011 at 2:59 PM

    Thanks Mehmet for the information about WPML, I have got it already, it was a kindness from the company who promotes that plugin.
    I didn’t used it yet but I think is a bit different from Xili because we no need to do nothing in PHP code.
    This is for a website for a non-profit organization. We are now using Joomla and we’ll do everything in WordPress from now on, using your free theme, Snapwire.
    I will tell you about that multilingual plugin and the theme Snapwire, when I see everything is working fine.

  4. Wpthemes   December 25, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    It is absolutely necessary. Thanks for your sharing.

  5. Mehmed   March 13, 2012 at 8:32 PM

    i want to ask you, i have gabfire transcript installed on 3.0.1 it works fine but the new version 3.3 the tabs of the theme doesn’t work, is the gabfire theme updated to work with 3.3 or there is an error in my side
    thanks in advance

    • memo   March 14, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      Theme works fine with latest version Mehmed. In case you have an issue with tabs, please submit it to our support forums. We will sort it out there

  6. Ainhoa   June 28, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    thank you again!

  7. طراحی سایت   December 30, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Hi. Very good, thank you so much

  8. سئو   March 13, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    thank you so much. #:-S

  9. طراحی وب سایت   May 23, 2014 at 8:38 PM

    Every new version of wordpress really offers lots of new great features and options.
    Thanks for sharing…

  10. طراحی سایت در اصفهان   August 27, 2014 at 6:03 AM

    in fact the worlpress is very stron cms but in some parameter i prefer joomla
    i would like sites like http://neshanteam.ir in design .

  11. طراحی سایت   October 29, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    thx for sharing ..It’s quick and easy to upgrade and update WordPress in just one click so there’s no need to pay a developer to maintain your site.

  12. نمای چوب   May 16, 2016 at 12:47 AM

    i want to ask you, i have gabfire transcript installed on 3.0.1 it works fine but the new version 3.3 the tabs of the theme doesn’t work,


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