Saturday, December 14, 2013

WordPress 3.8 now available on Bitnami
WordPress 3.8, nicknamed "Parker" (after Charlie Parker), with its beautiful new design, is now available from Bitnami. If you are already using a Bitnami WordPress image, you can simply upgrade your version from the admin panel.

Not familiar with Bitnami WordPress? In short, it is the easiest way to install your own wordpress instance. We've packaged Wordpress up as a self-contained, incredibly fast distribution that makes it simple to deploy. To get started with Bitnami WordPress, you can download free, ready-to-run installers for Linux,Windows and Mac OS X or our virtual machine images (VMs). Or, if you want to have a hosted Wordpress, you can deploy Bitnami Wordpress into the cloud via the Amazon and Azure clouds.

Sounds too good to be true, right? Give it a try. You can also launch a free cloud demo server and in minutes have a fully configured Wordpress 3.8 instance up and running.

Some of the most important features of WordPress 3.8 include:

- It brings a fresh new look to the entire admin dashboard. Gone are overbearing gradients and dozens of shades of grey. It uses the Open Sans typeface that provides a simple and friendly text.

New WordPress 3.8 Dashboard

- New vector-based icons that scale to your screen. By ditching pixels, pages load significantly faster, too.
- It ships eight new admin color schemes.
- New theme management
- New Twenty Fourteen theme, a sleek new magazine theme.

Twenty Fourteen theme

Get started with new WordPress easily with Bitnami Wordpress stacks.