WordPress 3.5, dubbed 'Elvin', is now available for download to users around the world. The new installment is loaded with several features and loads of innovation.
Elvin offers a brand new, re-imagined flow for uploading images and creating galleries. Apart from a new way of dealing with pictures, the version also comes with twenty Twelve; a mobile first default theme and a new look for dashboards.
Retina support is another new addition, and for this, the visual appearance has been updated to look stunning on high resolution graphics.
Elvin packs a new media manager that comes with a gorgeous new interface. It allows users to insert multiple images at once and also has several powerful gallery and image features. Admins will enjoy a new welcome screen, Retina-Ready (HiDPI) Admin, a new color picker, and more. A lot of visual goodness has been spread over the UI and everything will look much richer, especially if you own a device with retina support.
The Twenty Twelve theme is fully responsive and looks great on portable devices. The move shows that the company is serious about dressing its content up for mobile users, whose numbers will dwarf desktop users in a few years from now.
The version is named after jazz drummer, Elvin Jones, who passed away in 2004. He was touted by Life Magazine as "the world's greatest rhythmic drummer".