WordPress 3.4.WordPress 3.4. set for release next May, but for developers and beta testers there is now a beta version (WordPress 3.4 Beta 1) that can you can download here

WordPress is also warning that Theme and plugin authors, should start now following 3.4 development cycle, so can update the themes and plugins to be compatible with WordPress 3.4….

As always, this is software still in development and we don’t recommend that you run it on a production site — set up a test site just to play with the new version. If you break it (find a bug), please report it, and if you’re a developer, try to help us fix it.

If all goes well, we hope to release WordPress 3.4 in May. The more help we get with testing and fixing bugs, the sooner we will be able to release the final version. If you want to be a beta tester, you should check out the Codex article on how to report bugs.

Here’s some of what’s new:

Theme Customizer with Previewer
Flexible Custom Header Sizes
Selecting Custom Header and Background Images from Media Library
Better experience searching for and choosing a theme

And some of the under-the-hood changes:

Read more at WordPress 3.4 Beta 1 – WordPress News

 

 

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