WordPress 3.5 was just released yesterday with a whole slew of improvements and updates. The biggest change seems to be an update to the media uploader. WP Snippets and OnExtraPixel have put together some good coverage rundowns of the changes.
Here are two of the major updates:
1. New Media Management Interface – WP has a new (and much improved) media uploader.
2. You can now embed Instagram, Soundcloud, and Soundshare into your posts as easily as YouTube (and previously supported media). This is pretty cool since it only requires a URL and WordPress does all the rest.
New WordPress 3.5 Themes
This is the new core theme and sports a minimalist look as well as a fully responsive design.
2. ALL (Responsive) Elegant Themes
I emailed support at Elegant Themes and asked them if they had tested all their responsive themes for compatibility and they confirmed that their themes are good to go with WordPress 3.5
“We have recently updated all of our themes and plugins to be compatible with WordPress 3.5. They have all been tested and are working properly. Make sure you are using the latest version of the theme.”
3. New Themeforest Themes
You can view all themes that mention being compatible with WordPress 3.5 on Themeforest by running this search. I’ve compiled a few of my favorites below that have been tested to work with WordPress 3.5 and are some of the newest themes available right now:
4. All Genesis 1.9 Themes
According to the creators of the popular Genesis theme, version 1.9 of Genesis will coincide with the launch of WordPress 3.5 and be fully compatible with v3.5 when it launches.
Since WP 3.5 just launched, I only have the official theme and the themes above confirmed to be compatible with WP3.5 posted above. If you know of a good theme and are certain that it’s fully compatible with WordPress 3.5 leave a message below and I’ll start adding new ones to this list.
Note: I believe that most of the themes that have been compatible with 3.4.2 should be supported with 3.5 since there aren’t too many updates to the core that would mess up the existing (relatively modern) themes. But it’s always a good idea to check first.