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izumi | Itomic Web Design Perth & Melbourne April 17, 2014

WordPress 3.9 is now out. Are you ready?

By Izumi Mitsui

The official release of WordPress 3.9 has now been announced.
Dedicated to the jazz legend Jimmy Smith, the main objective is to close the gap between ‘what you see’ and ‘what you get’ to enhance usability. Detailed information here:  

Most dashboards will now display this notification:

Screen Shot 2014-04-17 at 10.07.18 AM

Before you let your trigger happy finger loose on the update, consider the following:


  • Am I jumping more than one version of WordPress with this update? 
  • Does my website have custom functionality? (e.g. E-Commerce, Multisite, Members login etc)

If this is you, we recommend contacting your web developer and get some consultation before jumping in.
Seemingly simple updates can clash with other plugins and functionalities of existing features causing the site to break or not operate properly. 

Want to make the update? Or already made the update and it’s broken something?

Keep calm, give us a call. We can help.