This update is largely a maintenance package, containing bug fixes and a few coding changed for developers. But there are a few nice things you’ll notice as you use your WordPress site:
- The dashboard has been tweaked, adding borders to certain admin features and fixing a few color scheme bugs.
- Tweets now embed properly – you can paste the URL of a tweet into your blog post, and it will show up just like an image or YouTube video.
- “Submit” buttons have been fixed, so you won’t be uselessly clicking on a broken link.
Unless you’ve specified otherwise, your site should update to 3.8.1 automatically. So far, there are no reported plugin errors – but as always, you should remember to back up your site frequently, so if something does go wrong, it can easily be resolved.