Due to the following releases, all sites will be upgraded over the coming week-end 15/16/17 June 2012.
Highlights of WordPress 3.4 Release
Enhanced theme control
Customize theme options before activating a new theme using Theme Customizer
Use Theme Previewer to customize current theme without changing the front-end design
Improved Custom Headers with flexible sizes
Selecting Custom Header Images and Custom Background Images from Media Library Screen
Support HTML in image captions
Under the Hood improvements
Improvements in WordPress internationalization and localization (more info)
Different split in translation POT files for faster translations
Codex XML-RPC information update accessed via XML-RPC_WordPress_API
The biggest feature of this release is the new skin, “Scribbles”. It features more than moderate use of CSS3, a wooden background, “Post It” and notebook styling and the “Coming Soon” font.
In keeping with “Scribbles”, I have added a new iconset. This iconset is largely based on the offbeat Web Design Creatives icons.
New Byline Styles
Again, another change courtesy “Scribbles” – there is now a new byline type that lets you position the bylines outside the post, by the side. Think of it like a pullout, except that in the incumbent pullout bylines, the byline was below the post title, but here the title is beside the byline. Try it out at Other Graphical Elements → Post and Page Bylines.
Custom classes for Custom Post Types
As a part of my ongoing efforts to support Custom Post Types better, I have added the capability to specify a CSS class for both, the Custom Post Type Archive template (seen under Additional Options for Suffusion → Custom Post Type Archive) and individual custom post types (seen under Custom Types → Layouts)
Native Custom Headers
This is to gear up for WP 3.4. I was earlier unable to add support for WP’s native custom headers, because WP didn’t support flexible widths. But with 3.4 this is not going to be an issue, so Suffusion 4.2.1 has support for custom headers, assuming you are on WP 3.4.
WP 3.4 Theme Customizer Support
WP 3.4 has introduced a new concept called Theme Customizer. I have added an option to just try out the skins of the theme from the Customizer without having to activate the theme. This is more of an “FYI” for you and shouldn’t have any bearing on how you use the theme.