In case you do not remember, before the end of 2013 we will have the new one available version, WordPress 3.8 that, unlike the previous version, more focused on internal novelties will come loaded with visual novelties, of those that fall in love … or just the opposite.  So, if you want to go to an idea of what the WordPress 3.8 news will be, here is a list of them, which are already defined and underway, so you can enjoy them before the end of the year .
… New default theme: Twenty Fourteen …
Twenty Fourteen following the sequence applied until now, and because it will be the current one during 2014, and its virtues, these
- Adaptable design ( responsive )
- Featured content area, at the top of the screen, showing up to a maximum of featured entries (eye, will require JetPack installed)
- Native support of input formats: standard, video, image, gallery, mini-entry, appointment.
- List of entries of each format, showing the last two entries of each input format in the sidebar
- Fixed header on screens over 770px width
- Social links area at the top of the header to Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, GitHub, Dribbble, YouTube and Vimeo profiles
- No less than 7 areas of widgets.
- Two custom menu locations.
- Customizable header height
- Customizable background
- Optional full-width page template (without sidebar).  Floating text citation format left or right.
- Various levels of submenus.
- 100% GPL
The theme, which you can try here is currently undergoing major adaptations from the original theme because, for example, a base image had been created initially for the highlighted content, but as in the initial installations it would be too soulless, it has been opted to improve the visualization although there is no Featured images and, incidentally, for blog-style use.
- Twenty Fourteen Home
- Twenty Thirteen Post
… New theme management interface …
One of the sections that suffers the most changes (or enjoy) is the administration of topics, which he already needed, eliminating, in principle, that stupid tab to add themes, integrating everything on a single screen. But the thing is not there, we will see details of what is actually the adaptation of the THX38 plugin …
I say that the tab to add themes is deleted " in principle "Because you do not see it even though it's there. To access it you have two ways; On the one hand the typical button of " Add new ", but also a large box, in the area of installed themes, from where to install themes. This makes a lot of sense because when installing a new theme is what you will do, fill in that " hollow ".
I think, however, that this should take a step forward and offer the installation of themes, not taking you to the happy tab to add themes but directly in a popup. And, although the visual idea is fine, in short, what has been done is to replace the link on the tab with two new buttons, which seems half an achievement even if the idea is good.
Another element that will catch your attention immediately will be a shtick at the top of the window, with the number of topics available, in addition to the active, which will change as you go installing themes. It does not have much use, it's just a reference.
But the important changes come in the same captures of the installed themes, because when you move over them you will see new buttons that allow you to activate them, preview them or obtain information quickly. This, in the case of the active theme, is summarized in a prominent button of " Customize " to access this feature, another of the novelties.
… Improvements in the personalization of themes …
The customization utility also incorporates a series of improvements that will make it much more intuitive and easy to use. Now you can really get the customization bar, access the visual changes easier and visually. Everything from the new theme interface and adapting better to your content.
… New widgets interface …
If there is an administration section that will show changes, it is the widgets, because it has been completely redesigned, not only the window but the widgets, layout of the sidebars, practically everything.
Now there is more space for the sidebars because the widgets management screen has been completely redesigned . It has also replaced the typical arrow of the title bar of the boxes of the sidebars by an icon of " gear ", more intuitive and visible.
Also, besides being able to drag and drop widgets , when clicking on anyone you have a button to add, because not for everyone it was so intuitive that " drag it ". Now, also for accessibility, in the menu that appears when you click on any widget, you can choose which sidebar of the active theme to add to it with a single click
What is said, much improved.
… New Desktop …
The desktop, the main administration screen, has also undergone improvements, reducing the number of metaboxes, or widgets, available and with a default distribution in 3 columns that will allow you to access everything faster.
Based on WP Dash now the main widgets are two instead of the already retired "Right Now", replaced by 2 named " Content of the site ", with the subject used, basic statistics and those things; and " Activity ", where links to posts, comments, etc. will go
… Omnisearch …
the Omnisearch module until now part of the JetPack plugin that, with WordPress 3.8, is incorporated as an internal WordPress search engine.
virtues ?, they are so many and so good that alone that's why it's worth having JetPack installed although from WordPress 3.8 will already be at your disposal with the standard installation.
… MP6 …
But if there is a culprit of this new user experience in WordPress is MP6, the plugin that offers a new and complete WordPress administration experience, with new colors to choose for each user, new much more intuitive icons, new design of boxes, blocks , Windows, practically everything.
If you have already been using it as a plugin alone in WordPress 3.8 you will not need it, it will be by default as a new interface. I will not roll up anymore, we already have a lot of talk about MP6 .
And with that I think there's plenty to spare. In fact there will be no new features, only improvements in which I have detailed, so this is the definitive list of new WordPress 3.8 . They will be able to change something (or a lot) the different novelties but there will be no more until the next version, but there will be talk about WordPress 3.9 and still do not touch.
If you want to try WordPress 3.8 you can do it here it goes by the version (right now) Alpha 26127.