WordPress 3.3 "Sonny"

About WordPress 3.3

General Info

WordPress 3.3 "Sonny" is the 17th version of WordPress. It was named after the jazz musican Sonny Stitt.

This version was released 9 years ago, on December 12th 2011. It had a lifespan of 184 days (~6 months).

Version 3.3 had 3 minor version, the last one released 8 years ago on June 27th 2012.

This is a very old version of WordPress, it is no longer supported.

The entire 3.3 branch with all its minor versions was downloaded 23,112,976 times.

Release Announcement

WordPress 3.3 “Sonny”


Minor Versions

3.3.1 January 3, 2012 Maintenance and Security Release
3.3.2 April 20, 2012 Maintenance and Security Release
3.3.3 June 27, 2012 Security Release

Release Video

Easier Uploading

File Type Detection

We’ve streamlined things! Instead of needing to click on a specific upload icon based on your file type, now there’s just one. Once your file is uploaded, the appropriate fields will be displayed for entering information based on the file type.

Drag-and-Drop Media Uploader

Adding photos or other files to posts and pages just got easier. Drag files from your desktop and drop them into the uploader. Add one file at a time, or many at once.

More File Formats

We’ve added the rar and 7z file formats to the list of allowed file types in the uploader.

Dashboard Design

Flyout Menus

Speed up navigating the dashboard and reduce repetitive clicking with our new flyout submenus. As you hover over each main menu item in your dashboard navigation, the submenus will magically appear, providing single-click access to any dashboard screen.

Responsive Design

Certain dashboard screens have been updated to look better at various sizes, including improved iPad/tablet support.

Header + Admin Bar = Toolbar

To save space and increase efficiency, we’ve combined the admin bar and the old Dashboard header into one persistent toolbar. Hovering over the toolbar items will reveal submenus when available for quick access.

Help Tabs

The Help tabs located in the upper corner of the dashboard screens below your name have gotten a facelift. Help content is broken into smaller sections for easier access, with links to relevant documentation and the support forums always visible.

Feels Like the First Time

New Feature Pointers

When we add new features, move navigation, or do anything else with the dashboard that might throw you for a loop when you update your WordPress site, we’ll let you know about it with new feature pointers explaining the change.

Post-update Changelog

This screen! From now on when you update WordPress, you’ll be brought to this screen — also accessible any time from the W logo in the corner of the toolbar — to get an overview of what’s changed.

Dashboard Welcome

The dashboard home screen will have a Welcome area that displays when a new WordPress installation is accessed for the first time, prompting the site owner to complete various setup tasks. Once dismissed, this welcome can be accessed via the dashboard home screen options tab.

Content Tools

Better Co-Editing

  Have you ever gone to edit a post after someone else has finished with it, only to get an alert that tells you the other person is still editing the post? From now on, you’ll only get that alert if another person is still on the editing screen — no more time lag.

Tumblr Importer

Want to import content from Tumblr to WordPress? No problem! Go to Tools → Importto get the new Tumblr Importer, which maps your Tumblog posts to the matching WordPress post formats. Tip: Choose a theme designed to display post formats to get the greatest benefit from the importer.

Widget Improvements

Changing themes often requires widget re-configuration based on the number and position of sidebars. Now if you change back to a previous theme, the widgets will automatically go back to how you had them arranged in that theme. Note: if you’ve added new widgets since the switch, you’ll need to rescue them from the Inactive Widgets area.

Under the Hood

Flexible Permalinks

You have more freedom when choosing a post permalink structure. Skip the date information or add a category slug without a performance penalty.

Post Slugs: Less Funky

Funky characters in post titles (e.g. curly quotes from a word processor) will no longer result in garbled post slugs.

jQuery and jQuery UI

WordPress now includes the entire jQuery UI stack and the latest version of jQuery: 1.7.1.


This handy method will tell you if a WP_Queryobject is the main WordPress query or a secondary query.

WP_Screen API

WordPress has a nice new API for working with admin screens. Create rich screens, add help documentation, adapt to screen contexts, and more.

Editor API Overhaul

The new editor API automatically pulls in all the JS and CSS goodness for the editor. It even supports multiple editors on the same page.

WordPress 3.3 Core Developers

Ryan Boren

Mark Jaquith

Matt Mullenweg

Andrew Ozz

Jen Mylo

Peter Westwood

Andrew Nacin

Dion Hulse

Daryl Koopersmith

Jon Cave

Cristi Burcă

Dominik Schilling

Sergey Biryukov

Helen Hou-Sandi

Chelsea Otakan

John Blackbourn

WordPress 3.3 Core Contributors

Aaron D. Campbell

Aaron Jorbin

Adam Backstrom

Adam Harley (Kawauso)

Alex Concha

Alex King

Alex Mills



Andrei Freeman


Andrew Ryno

Andy Skelton

Anthony Atkinson


Austin Matzko

Bartosz Kaszubowski

Ben Balter

Ben Dunkle

Brandon Dove




Chip Bennett

Chris Jean

Coen Jacobs

Curtiss Grymala

Daniel Bachhuber

Daryl L. L. Houston (dllh)

Dave Romsey (goto10)

David C

David Carroll

David Gwyer

David Page



Derek Herman


Devin Reams


Digital Raindrops

Doug Provencio


Drew Jaynes

Dylan Kuhn

Edouard Duplessis



Erick Hitter

Eric Mann


Evan Solomon


Gary Cao

Gary Jones

Gaurav Aggarwal

George Stephanis




Ian Stewart

Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


Jacob Gillespie

Jake Goldman

James Collins

Jer Clarke

Jesper Johansen (jayjdk)



Joe Hoyle

John Hawkins

John James Jacoby


John P. Bloch

Jorge Bernal

Joseph Scott


Jurica Zuanovic

Justin Givens

Justin Sainton

Kailey (trepmal)

Kevin Behrens


Konstantin Kovshenin

Kurt Payne

Lance Willett



Lloyd Budd


Lutz Schröer


Mantas Malcius



Mark McWilliams

Marko Heijnen

Martin Lormes


Matias Ventura

Matt (Thomas) Miklic

Mattias Tengblad

Matt Wiebe


Mert Yazıcıoğlu

Michael Adams (mdawaffe)

Michael Fields

Michael Rodríguez Torrent

Michal Mau

Mike Bijon

Milan Dinić

mitcho (Michael Yoshitaka Erlewine)

Mohammad Jangda

Morten Hauan

Mr Papa

Naoko Takano


Nikolay Bachiyski





Pete Mall

Peter Wilson

Pirate Dunbar



Rami Yushuvaev

Rasheed Bydousi

Robert Chapin

Ron Rennick

Ross Hanney


Ryan Hellyer

Ryan Imel

Safirul Alredha

Samir Shah

Sam Margulies

Sam Napolitano

Samuel Wood (Otto)

sara cannon

Scott Basgaard

Scott Bressler

Scott Cariss


Scott Reilly

Scott Taylor

Seisuke Kuraishi (tenpura)

Sergey Biryukov

Simon Wheatley


Stephanie Leary



Tim Moore

Tom Auger

Travis Ballard

Ulrich Sossou





Yoav Farhi

Ze Fontainhas

WordPress 3.3 Development

Minimum Requirements

PHP version 5.2.4 or greater.

MySQL version 5.0.15 or greater.



WordPress 3.3 database version 19470.

WordPress 3.3 trac revision 19592.

WordPress 3.3 closed 603 trac tickets (major release only).



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