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Open Source WordPress 3.8 Released

Blogs and Websites around the world are getting a new look today, thanks to the new WordPress 3.8 release. WordPress is the world's most widely deployed open-source content management and blog system platform, powering more than 73 million sites today.

The 3.8 release benefits from WordPress' new rapid development process that debuted with the WordPress 3.7 update that came in October. Among the changes in the 3.7 update was the ability for automatic background updates for security and maintenance fixes. The new 3.8 update, however, is not an automatic update and will require those that self-host WordPress sites to manually click an update button.

The first thing that users will see when they update is a revamped administration interface. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg wrote in a blog post that the design brings a "fresh, new look to the entire admin dashboard."

Read the full story at eWEEK:
WordPress 3.8 Content Management Platform Gets a New Look

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.