Running WordPress 3.2 RC1 – Seems fine so far

Well, having mentioned the WordPress 3.2 Release Candidate earlier today, I decided to take my life, or at least my blog, in my hands and update Losing it[1]. Rather than do any of that tedious manual uploading and extracting, which is so several versions ago, I installed the quite handy WordPress Beta Tester Plugin, set it to the less exciting than it sounds Bleeding edge nightlies setting then hit the update page, which downloaded the latest nightly build, which just happens to be RC-1, and successfully updated the site.

Nothing seems to have broken so far, and I’m giving the new “distraction-free” full page editor a go. This makes everything on the browser tab disappear apart from the post title and the editing area, which seems to be expanding quite nicely as I type more of this stuff. I can see this being useful when you just want to type loads of text.

Blankness

Blankness

As soon as you move the mouse (or slide a finger over the trackpad), a slimmed down toolbar appears at the top of the window, with the basic editing functions and the all-important Save button. That’s also where you find the option to get yourself out of full-screen mode if you need to use more advanced features, or you’re just overwhelmed by the blankness of the page.

Minimal

Minimal

I hope I’m not going to create a paradox or a black hole or anything by including screenshots of this post being edited…

More on WP3.2 as I discover it…

[1] Note that this is now an actual footnote as I’ve removed the footnote from the title