On December 12, WordPress.org released WordPress version 3.3, also known as “Sonny,” after jazz saxophonist Sonny Stitt. Countless solopreneurs, including me, use WordPress for their Web sites. Here’s a short summary:
As of this writing, there have been more than 1 million downloads of 3.3. But the question is: should you upgrade your Web site(s) now or wait until the next release?
Disclaimer: I am not a WordPress expert. I use it every day for the operation of this Web site.
First, here are all the release details from WordPress.org (I like the new toolbar and the drag-and-drop uploading of media).
Admin features make it easier to manage WordPress with small screens, according to WordMonkey.com.
The new admin features are great, but admin pages are very slow, according to VelvetBlues.com.
Authors of plugins and themes were able to test, pre-release, but there are reported problems with some plugins (this is my biggest concern).
For the latest chatter, check out the WordPress.org forums.
What I’m Going To Do
I’m not in a hurry. I’m perfectly happy to let the professionals find and fix the problems. I’m going to wait for version 3.3.1.
What About You?
What’s your opinion of 3.3? Have you upgraded? What’s your experience been so far?
Update: April 13, 2012
Well, I finally updated — and I did wait for 3.3.1.
I did the automatic install after doing a complete backup and after deactivating all plugins. At this hour, it appears to have gone well. Fingers crossed.