In the latest core version of WordPress, version 3.8, the whole admin has gotten a major facelift. Gone are the gradients and dozens of shades of grey. The new Admin shows off a bigger, bolder, more ‘metro’ design for WordPress.
Nicknamed “Parker” in honor of Charlie Parker, bebop innovator, WordPress 3.8 is available for download or update from your WordPress dashboard. From what we’ve seen, we think it’s the most beautiful admin update since the days of the “blue admin”.
Clean, Modern aesthetic
The new WordPress dashboard has a fresh, uncluttered design that embraces clarity and simplicity. The Open Sans typeface provides simple, friendly text that is optimized for both desktop and mobile viewing. It’s even open source, just like WordPress. We think beautiful design should never sacrifice legibility. With superior contrast and large, comfortable type, the new design is easy to read and a pleasure to navigate.
New Admin Color Scheme Options
WordPress just got a colorful new update. We’ve included eight new admin color schemes so you can pick the one that suits you best.
Color schemes can be previewed and changed from your Profile page.
The new Default Theme “TwentyFourteen”
Create a beautiful magazine-style site with WordPress and Twenty Fourteen. Choose a grid or a slider to display featured content on your homepage. Customize your site with three widget areas or change your layout with two page templates.
With a striking design that does not compromise our trademark simplicity, Twenty Fourteen is our most intrepid default theme yet.