There are fully redesigned front and back end changes for wordpress 3.8 over wordpress 3.7. It is now smoother and fully responsive allowing for a finest user experience.
If we compare wordpress 3.7 and 3.8 versions .3.8 not only appears stunning, but also the internal code has been further optimized. And make it a masterpiece
for better experience just download and install WordPress 3.8.
New Admin Color Scheme
While 3.7 have only two admin color schemes ‘Blue’ and ‘Gray’ only. (Dashboard ->User->Your Profile->Admin Color Scheme)
WordPress 3.8 comes with eight new type of Admin color scheme. That makes it more stunning and eye-catching then wordpress 3.7.
Like in the above image if we select Sunrise color scheme from admin color scheme then we can see the effect in the given below image.
A Cleaned Up Dashboard
WordPress 3.7 comes with eight widgets that make dashboard to long and confusing then informative, so wordpress did lot of work in this area.
WordPress 3.8 dashboard is simplified and much improved then wordpress 3.7. Eight widgets have become four widgets now. They just removed unwanted widgets and summarize eight widgets into important four widgets.
Better Theme Experience
In wordpress 3.7 we can see a lot of text in the theme area. Also theme thumbnails are smaller in size.
On the top we can see two options Manages Theme and Install themes used to manage and install new themes.
In wordpress 3.8 you will see a selection grid displaying your current theme first, and then displaying all other themes you have installed.
The thumbnails are bigger in WordPress 3.8, showing you extra detail of each theme that helps you to find your desired theme.
On the top we can see three options.
Theme: Showing number of installed themes
Add new: To add new theme
Search install theme: if you have a number of themes you can search your theme very easily.
Activate Plugins Looks
WordPress 3.7 background of the active plugins was a little changed, so if you were using a number of plugins it could be puzzling for user to find out which plugin is activate and which is not.
But activated plugins in WordPress 3.8 look slightly different. Because In addition to background change you can also see a blue border on the right side of their names, helps you to find difference between active and inactive plugins from the list.
Effective Widget Areas
In wordpress 3.7 to activate widget we have to drag widgets from available widget to a sidebar. Drag widgets back to available widget for deactivate them.
Widgets you are using displayed in one column. So we have to scroll a lot to reach out desired widgetarea.
Now there are a lot of changes in widget area of wordpress 3.8. Now to activate sidebar we just click on it and new window will open where we can select our desired widget area to make it more simplify. And like 3.7 drag and drop option is still present.
Widgets can be seen in the two columns on the left. Two columns scheme helps to find easily to your desired widget area.
Responsive Admin Panel
While wordpress 3.7 does not support any responsive panel.
WordPress 3.8 admin panel is now completely responsive. The layout looks great on any device or screen size.
This makes easier to blogging from your phone or tablet, or even making rapid changes to your website anywhere.