WordPress has released the first beta version of WordPress 3.8 recently, in this version wordpress development team has focused upon the enhancement of admin area and graphical user interface. The final major version of WordPress 3.8 is expected to be released on December 12th of this year.

What Do We Get in WordPress 3.8?

We get to see many new features and enhancements in the first beta release of WordPress 3.8. The flat design and charming colors adds the new look to wordpress. Some features that make you love wordpress more are-

  • The redesigned flat looking login page
  • Admin page with black and blue color scheme, you can also choose from some different color schemes in your profile.
  • Easy wordpress theme selection with left and right navigation
  • Responsive admin page to fit in any modern device
  • The first beta release also includes a new Twenty Fourteen theme that comes with black and white color combination by default

Of course there is lot to come in the new updates, till then download and test drive WordPress 3.8 Beta 1. It is strongly recommended to install the beta version in the dummy installation of wordpress.

How to Download WordPress 3.8 Beta 1

Developers can download WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 to check the compatibility of your themes and plugins with WordPress 3.8. You can either use wordpress beta tester plugin or directly download the WordPress 3.8 Beta 1 zip file to your computer.

Some Snapshots of WordPress 3.8 Beta 1

responsive wordpress admin page

Responsive wordpress admin page

new wordpress theme selection

New wordpress theme selection page

wordpress 3.8 editor

New look of wordpress 3.8