Version 3.7 of WordPress, named Basie in honor of Count Basie, is available for download or update in your WordPress dashboard. This release features some of the most important architectural updates weve made to date. Here are the big ones:
- Updates while you sleep: With WordPress 3.7, you dont have to lift a finger to apply maintenance and security updates. Most sites are now able to automatically apply these updates in the background. The update process also has been made even more reliable and secure, with dozens of new checks and safeguards.
- Stronger password recommendations: Your password is your sites first line of defense. Its best to create passwords that are complex, long, and unique. To that end, our password meter has been updated in WordPress 3.7 to recognize common mistakes that can weaken your password: dates, names, keyboard patterns (123456789), and even pop culture references.
- Better global support: Localized versions of WordPress will receive faster and more complete translations. WordPress 3.7 adds support for automatically installing the right language files and keeping them up to date, a boon for the many millions who use WordPress in a language other than English.
This was a platform-focused release. WordPress 3.8 will be a feature release, and continues to be targeted for December.