Over 60 million websites in the world have their business at stake unless the new WordPress 3.6 goes live. Taking a great leap ahead of the WordPress 3.5.2, it has improvisations, additions and deletions. While corporate websites won’t have much to do with the changes, online magazines that post and publish a splurge of content everyday will plunge at this stunning makeover.

A great new theme, native support for Audio and Video files and many more were released during a preview launch in May this year. The all new WordPress 3.6 Beta is going to bid for its worth in the market based on following modifications.

1. Native Hosting of Audio and Video
Finally, a self hosted Audio and Video support is there in WordPress. Unlike earlier versions that required a third party plugins or customized implementations to achieve such functionality, the new Beta version makes it lucid for you to integrate and host video files. The MediaElement.js library has a plethora of options and can be accessed from all themes.

2. Robust Auto saving
Writing in a separate word processor software and copying it to the WordPress post box is a pain of the past now. The new Auto save feature savours your write up every 15 seconds. A great sigh of relief since writing directly into the WordPress editor didn’t assist in case of the software crashed or power ran out. Moreover, inactivity for long that causes cookies to delete will not redirect you back to the login screen. Rather a pop up box on the same screen will appear to enter your login credentials. Data stays secure. It is a life saver whenever the server goes offline.

3. Post locking
Multiple author blogs have given it thumbs up. It is easier to know if someone else is editing a post. Using the Takeover option, you can seek authority over the post by locking the other author out. When you start editing a post, a warning dialog box will ask for confirmation of taking over and editing. This will avoid any instances of editing by mistake.

4. Cleaner Menus
Menus have come a long way, from the cluttered dashboard in 3.0 to a much cleaner, properly demarcated screen in 3.6. This time, the Menus screen has been divided into two- Manage locations and edit menus. Yet again, saves time and does the menu selection job in the most user friendly manner.

5. Twenty Thirteen WordPress Theme!
This WordPress default theme was highly anticipated after Twenty eleven and Twenty twelve in previous versions. As expected, the latest one is bold, responsive and would be easily readable on device of any size. Besides new fonts and colors, it has a widget section in the footer for you to simply drag and drop your customized functionalities there.

The previous themes have also been bundled here; in case the ‘twenty thirteen’ doesn’t excite you.
6. Slide and Revise!
The existing revision interface is quite confusing and time consuming, especially for content editors who don’t have a technical bend of mind. The new revision management is more user friendly and assists in switching amongst changes with a mere slider that moves horizontally. Thus, scrolling through changes becomes easier.
7. Post Formats-Changed Completely
Post Formats have ensured maximum changes in the newer version. The WordPress 3.6 is going front and center this time. A selection of available post formats right above the content editor replaces the radio button meta box, that existed since WordPress 3.1. However, themes will take some time to support the new additions and reap benefits out of them. Newer themes under development have already accepted support for the new post Formats.

[box]Author Bio: This post is contributed by Andrew Johnson, who is founder of BestPSDtoHTML. He loves writing about creative designs, website development, technologies and everything about latest innovations. As an Internet entrepreneur, he constantly tries to inspire people about PSD to WordPress conversions, being the latest trend in the market. He has been prophetic in identifying the best ways to leverage and harness such news to drive sales growth for companies ranging from start-ups to huge organizations.[/box]


  1. Anny


    Sounds interesting to me. These are great features overall and a lot of peple will appreciate them for sure.

  2. Shruti


    A new standard theme called Twenty Thirteen that shows off some of the new features of this latest release.

    We’ll be upgrading all of our customers to the new version in the coming weeks. Normally we exercise some caution and will wait until 3.6.1 for most people unless someone tells us that they’re really keen to upgrade straight away.


  3. Gautham Nekkanti



    It has also integrated drag and drop layout support while publishing a blog post / Inserting media files. Just updated to WP 3.6. Glad i did it

  4. Dan


    THose are some pretty good improvements. It is nice to see them in the next update. Cleaner menus are definitely a must. Thanks for sharing this with us and keep up the good work. Cheers!

  5. Erwin


    Yesterday, I managed to update my WordPress to version 3.6. Apparently there are a few changes have been made and I was not aware at all about it. I think I’ll check it again.

  6. Sana


    Post lock and auto save will be one of the best option in WordPress 3.6. These makeovers have made the wordpress more versatile.

  7. Reply


    Love your summary! Ok, WordPress 3.6 is finally out and I can say that your summary was excellent. I like to wait at least a week, usually before upgrading just to make sure any bugs are thoroughly worked out and to give the plugin designers some extra time to update their plugins for compatability.

    I have seen 3.6 on some clients sites and I do love the slide for viewing the latest revisions. Makes it really easy, especially for pages. I don’t think there revisions saved for pages, in previous versions.

    Thanks so much!

    ~ Jupiter Jim

  8. Ben


    3.6 looks like a pretty big revolution! I can’t bring myself to install it yet in case the overhaul is tough.

  9. Martin


    I am also very interested about the video and audio support within this update. It should make things a lot easier for me as I contain videos and podcast audio in some of my blog posts.

  10. Jake


    This new WordPress release seems impressive! so much, but of course the native hosting of audio and video means a lot for a blogger, means no more hours trying to understand how to include that video, and means WordPress is becoming in every new release the perfect system for our writings.

  11. Tobi


    Thanks for this write up, what i only noticed during my update was only the new 2013 theme.

  12. Reply

    The WordPress is highly common among the business class on the internet and now with the introduction of the new version it will be a great platform, especially for audio and video file users….

  13. Reply

    Curious about the video and audio support though. Looks like wordpress put more concern on these kind of content. Thanks for this post

  14. Pramod


    Its good to see that video and audio support is there for self hosted WordPress websites …and the menus are more beautiful than ever …thanks for sharing these updates with us .


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