In Brief

WordPress 3.4 is all set

WordPress 3.4 is out, and it’s worth the seven to 10 seconds it will take to upgrade — lots of new theming enhancements (though no Twenty Twelve theme yet) and a radically rebuilt XML-RPC API (to enable clients like MarsEdit, which I still use in the rare event I blog) to post to WordPress sites.

I am astounded at how, even on my increasingly complex installation, just how simple it is to deploy new WordPress releases. Clearly, I must be doing something wrong — software can’t be this pain-free, right?