Yesterday, the 20th of October 2011, WordPress 3.3 Beta 2 was released. With an array of minor and major changes, this is still just a Beta copy but gives great incite into what’s to come. An in-depth list of changes are available for Beta 1 and Beta 2 on their blog. The WordPress development team are aiming to release the full version of version 3.3 by the end of November.
The Admin Bar
One of the major improvements to WordPress 3.3 so far is the Admin bar with general aesthetic enhancements, simpler interface and a few interesting features.
This Beta also includes improvements such as Theme Options. So, for example, the Twenty Eleven Theme has the option of a Light or Dark colour scheme.
Beta 2 is also bundled with a new media uploader, allowing you to drag and drop image files straight into the uploader. A simple and effect difference which adds nicely to the feel of WordPress.
Note: This should only be used to test-drive and learn what’s to come with WordPress and shouldn’t be used to run a production copy of a website (yet!).