I’ve been anticipating the release of WordPress 3.6 for a while. Primarily for two reasons: 1) I have to record my new How to Build a Plugin Project for Treehouse and have been waiting for the latest version to drop, and 2) I was expecting the new admin theme based on the MP6 plugin (although it wasn’t in the RC).
I’m not terribly disappointed that they didn’t drop the new theme since I still have the plugin. I also anticipate they will add the new theme in a later 3.6.x release. Maybe it just wasn’t ready yet. They are still probably learning lessons from dropping it in WordPress.com recently.
Since most of the new features deal with Post Types I’m not sure how much they will affect this site. This theme originally came with Post Type integrations and then a while back I decided to switch the styling to working with categories instead.
I try not to put too much time into tinkering with the design of this blog since I mostly focus on writing content. Eventually I may go back and add some different styling for working with the new post type features. However, I’m used to embedding content and I usually like to have a good description with each post rather than just dropping in a video or link.
That said, it’s always nice to see WP keep updating their platform. I’m not sure that any other CMS does with the same regularity and frequency of WordPress.