As we speculated before, WordPress 3.2 is coming soon; the Beta 1 version of WordPress is now available for testing purpose.
We are writing a thorough review of WordPress 3.2 Beta1 here as many features has been added or enhanced in WordPress 3.2 Beta 1.
You can download WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 from this official page.
The package size is 5.34 Mb rar file and becomes 11.0 Mb (13.3 Mb on disk size) after extraction.
As we all know WordPress 3.2 requires PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0. We tested the version on our offline installation using XAMPP.
Things complete changed or enhanced in WordPress 3.2 Beta 1 :
Lot of improvement in User Interface. Looks definitely cool (Right click to open in new window / tab for full size) :
Twenty Eleven 1.0 by the WordPress team with more features and neat design. Has rotating header images, post format support.
Using third party themes:
We have tested WordPress 3.2 Beta1 using the major WordPress platform based themes : no problem or bug has been noticed. We must emphasize : it is an offline installation, so many problems might not get prominent.
The major bug with JQuerry as reported in Official blog by an advanced user, resolves with usage of latest version.
Internet Explorer 6 will no longer be supported.
The favorites menu has been removed. If you™ve written any plugins that use this menu, it™s time to switch over to an admin bar placement.
3.2 Beta 1 is a lot faster than previous versions and a great improvement on UI. There are some bugs, which you can find here.