WordPress officially released its most recent version 3.4 dubbed “Green” in honor of guitarist Grant Green. The release includes improvements to theme customizations, custom headers, image captions and the most popular addition Twitter embeds. If you are looking for a more detailed listing of updates for you WordPress Guru’s out here, they posted a list of changes on the WordPress codex.
The theme customizations update allows you to play around with various looks and settings in a sandbox type environment for themes that support it. So far we were able to test out the Theme sandbox on Studiopress Genesis and DIYThemes Thesis. While we weren’t able to do much customization with our themes, mainly change the site title and tagline, which pre-made navigation menu you made and settings for a static front page.
When you dig into the WordPress Themes Twenty Eleven and Twenty Twelve, you get several options to choose from which include header images, layout, colors, background images, navigation and a static front page.
DIY Theme’s Thesis Framework
We are running on the 1.8.4 version of Thesis and so far we haven’t come across any issues. While we hope that DIY Theme’s will bring in support for the customize option. We have yet to hear from DIY Theme’s on potential update to support WordPress’s new sandbox environment.
StudioPress Genesis Framework
Currently we are running Genesis 1.8.1 which is the current stable release of it. We were able to get an update via Brian Gardner’s Twitter when he said that he upgraded all of his sites to WordPress Green with only one minor issue. That was there is an error that occurs on the Theme editor page. According to Brian, they will be fixing that in the next release of Genesis.