Now that WordPress 3.6 has been released, the attention now turns to versions 3.7 and 3.8. According to wordpress.org, WP 3.7 and 3.8 are simultaneously being developed. So what can we look forward to in WordPress 3.7? Along with updates in processes, tools, and workflows, the most intriguing improvements to WordPress users involve security, stability, and updates.
Specifically, WP is working on improving security with password generation and the strengthening of cookies. With the recent brute force attacks on WordPress sites, I’d certainly consider this update one of the most important for version 3.7.
They are also looking at upgrading the update process with automatic updates for minor releases of WP. While the current updating process for minor releases is not that time consuming for me, I would welcome automatic updates to speed up the process a bit more.
And to make WordPress even more globally popular, they are working on separating the language files from the rest of the system to allow for independent updating and maintenance.
WordPress 3.7 is supposed to be released in October, with version 3.8 slated for December.