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27 June 2011, 12:19

WordPress 3.2 approaches with RC2 release

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WordPress Logo The development team has made the second and final release candidate (RC2) for version 3.2 of its open source blogging and publishing platform available for testing. According to the developers, compared to the previous release candidate, WordPress 3.2 RC2 adds a new theme support option for defaulting to randomised headers and includes various RTL (Right To Left) fixes.

The latest RC also tweaks the new default theme called "Twenty Eleven", which is based on the popular Duster theme. System requirements for version 3.2 of WordPress include PHP 5.24 and MySQL 5.0. It also drops support for Internet Explorer 6. The final version is targeted for release on 30 June.

More details about this second release candidate can be found in a news post by WordPress Core Developer Andrew Nacin. WordPress 3.2 RC2 is available to download (direct download) from the project's web site. Alternatively, existing users can install the WordPress Beta Tester plugin and select "bleeding edge nightlies".

WordPress is licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). The latest stable release is version 3.1.3 from 25 May, a maintenance and security update that, for example, introduced support for the click-jacking protection in modern browsers and featured security hardening and taxonomy query hardening.

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