Modern admin interface
New version of wordpress provides a modern and improved admin interface. This improvement is mainly done by the MP6 plugin, which has been made a part of wordpress 3.8 core. It facilitates the wordpress admin by breaking up and simplifying admin UI.
Admin color scheme
Wordpress 3.8 provides colorful and refreshing interface for admin. If you don’t like the default color, don’t worry. Just go to your dashboard, select Users->Profile.
Just look at the color schemes available for you. You are surely going to like these color schemes and customization
This version offers a responsive design by achieving significant improvement in content display.
It introduces vector based icons called dash icons. By using vector based graphics instead of pixels, it offers significantly fast page load facilities.
It introduces the Open Sans font throughout the admin area. It is a simple and friendly font with good spacing between characters. So it increases readability as well as it simplifies editing. Along with these, it is optimized for both desktop and mobile display.
Till the release of wordpress 3.8, dashboard of wordpress was sort of ignored in case of improvement in the previous versions. In this version, it has got some attention and the outcome is the new look.
New dashboard is simplified, attractive and sophisticated. Previous eight widgets are replaced by four. So, organization of the dashboard has got a smarter look.
The ‘Activity’ widget is the replacement of previous ‘Recent comment’ widget, which displayed most recent five (5) comments. It is a closer mimic than the previous one.
Two draft related widget ‘Recent draft’ and ‘Quick press’ are condensed into a new widget named ‘Quick draft’.
Three news related widget ‘Wordpress blog’, ‘Other wordpress news’ and ‘Plugins’ are condensed into a new widget ‘Wordpress news’.
Attractive widget management
One of the satisfactory features is new attractive widget interface. The organization of widgets and widget areas is simple and easy to handle. Addition, removal and transfer of widget also have been simplified.
Default 2014 theme
Twenty fourteen is a new wordpress theme designed with magazine layout. It was released before the release of wordpress 3.8. From the initial design, this theme has been improved significantly and achieved good user experience. As a result, in wordpress 3.8, it has been made the default theme.
WordPress 3.8 has emerged with its unique features being more user friendly and advantageous to use. Here we have discussed some new amazing features of WordPress 3.8. Hopefully you have enjoyed it and will make a try for hands on experience.