A New User Interface to Create Menus
Many of users often found Menus confusing. WordPress 3.6 comes with a new and simpler user interface to create and edit menus for your website. It has two tabs, one for editing menus and another to manage locations. This new interface is easy to use, and i think many users would find it refreshing too.
Log in Notifications
Sometimes your WordPress session may expire while you are working on the site. This could happen due to several reasons, an expired or deleted session cookie, administrator changing security keys, etc. With earlier versions of WordPress this meant that you will have to go back and log in again. This resulted into loss of important and unsaved changes. WordPress 3.6 resolves this issue by displaying log in notification when a user’s session expires. It opens the notification in a pop-window darkens the screen you were working at.
Improved Auto-save Feature
You will not have to worry about loosing content when working on a post. WordPress 3.6 comes with improved auto-save functionality. The most notable improvement to auto-save feature is that WordPress now utilizes your browser’s storage as well as WordPress database to save revisions. WordPress tries to match the current revision with the backup stored in your browser storage and notifies you if it finds any difference.
New Improved Revision Comparison
With WordPress 3.6 comes another great feature, the ability to compare post revisions. As you know that WordPress automatically saves post revisions. You can disable post revisions but over the years we have found this to be a very useful feature. One thing that we didn’t like was that it was difficult to quickly find differences between two revisions. With 3.6, WordPress displays post revisions and highlights the changes between two versions of an article. There is also a slider bar at top so you can easily switch between revisions.
Twenty Thirteen – The New Default Theme
WordPress 3.6 also comes with a new default theme Twenty Thirteen which is unlike any other default theme before. Unlike its predecessors, Twenty Thirteen is a little bold and more colorful. It is developed to showcase the power of post formats and all new features of WordPress 3.6. It is a responsive theme and designed to be fully accessible so that it can also be used by people with special needs.
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