If you run WordPress on any of your sites, now’s the time to upgrade it. The much-anticipated 3.2 upgrade is here. WordPress 3.2 is here. Go ahead and download WordPress 3.2 now. You can also update your WordPress via your WP Dashboard. Go to Dashboard –> Updates for details. If you have a Multisite, simply upgrade WordPress from within the Dashboard area and you’ll be given an option to automatically upgrade all your sites also.
WordPress 3.2 also provides extensive speed upgrades. All of your user side and admin side pages are supposed to load faster than ever before. That also means you have to focus less on WordPress speeds and focus more on blogging.
Among many other things, WordPress 3.2 also sports an upgrade to the admin panel. WordPress Admin Panel now looks more polished than ever before.
Here is a snapshot on how it now looks on Social Improve:
Here are some of the main highlights as mentioned by the WordPress 3.2 announcement post
The focus for this release was making WordPress faster and lighter. The first thing you’ll notice when you log in to 3.2 is a refreshed dashboard design that tightens the typography, design, and code behind the admin. (Rhapsody in Grey?) If you’re starting a new blog, you’ll also appreciate the fully HTML5 new Twenty Eleven theme, fulfilling our plan to replace the default theme every year. Start writing your first post in our redesigned post editor and venture to the full-screen button in the editing toolbar to enter the new distraction-free writing or zen mode, my personal favorite feature of the release. All of the widgets, menus, buttons, and interface elements fade away to allow you to compose and edit your thoughts in a completely clean environment conducive to writing, but when your mouse strays to the top of the screen your most-used shortcuts are right there where you need them. (I like to press F11 to take my browser full-screen, getting rid of even the OS chrome.)
What do you think of the new updates?