WordPress 3.2 “Gershwin,” released earlier this summer, got me more excited than a typical WordPress release.
There’s the beautiful, HTML 5 Twenty Eleven default theme. There’s the different post formats.
Then there’s the refreshed dashboard that includes a full screen editor function.
If you’re a wordsmith that easily gets writer’s block like me, this new feature is a godsend. It allows me to focus on my writing, and not on the distractions around me.
So often we find ourselves writing directly into a CMS. The backend of a CMS is generally not considered to be the most distraction-free place to write.
But WordPress clearly wants to be the software that changes that.
Not only is it uncluttered, it’s beautiful. The type is slick. It’s like you’re writing on a piece of clean, white paper. Perhaps the WordPress designers and developers took a page from WriteRoom, a popular, critically acclaimed distraction-free writing tool for the Mac that’s a throwback to the days of green text on a black terminal, and nothing more.
In today’s cluttered world, the uncluttered beauty of Gershwin’s full screen editor makes it worth the upgrade.