WordPress 3.3 is now at Release Candidate 1


The core team was up late last night specifically to push out Release Candidate 1 of WordPress 3.3. The milestone comes a bit later than was intended by the 3.3 Project Schedule, but it still puts the project in a position to release the final version by the end of 2011.

Normally I’d say you can read more about the RC1 status on WordPress.org, but as you might expect a late evening release tends to lead to shorter release posts. Still: we’re talking piping hot WordPress here, and it’s ready for another round of testing, if you’re willing.

Assuming you’ve been playing with 3.3 a bit already, share a thought or two in the comments.

11 thoughts on “WordPress 3.3 is now at Release Candidate 1

  1. My favorite upgrade as part of WP 3.3 is the fly-out menus. I use those a LOT.

    While the upgraded media uploader will also be nice, I am still leaning towards the menu fly-out as my favorite.

  2. I love the new admin bar. I’m not much of a fan of the current one, but the improvements on the new one make it a lot more useful IMO. I especially like that they moved the Network Admin link to the top left of the bar instead of having to find the link under your profile dropdown.

    I also love that the new media uploader has an option to automatically resize photos to 1024 on upload.

    Lastly the new pointers are pretty slick and the way the contextual help works now is really nice because of how flexible it is for adding multiple tabs of content.

  3. This is the first time I’ve really been following trac for an entire cycle. One thing that jumps out at me about 3.3 is that I look forward to a love/hate relationship with the new flyout menus. Half the time I’m on a MacBook Pro and navigating flyouts with a trackpad is a cinch. But on the other hand, when I’m on my home PC, using the flyouts is a squirrely affair, even when I notch down the DPI settings.

    I’m also really looking forward to using the new uploader in production. The resize on upload function will come in very handy for some of my clients and colleagues. For anybody who cares, they deactivated the hook that displays the option to scale on upload so I whipped up a quickie plugin that rewords the checkbox label and activates the hook: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/enable-image-scaling-option-on-upload/

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