WordPress 3.7 “Basie” was released yesterday with a host of improvements to the platform’s architecture: stronger password recommendations, more relevant search results, and automatic background updates. With the new version, minor maintenance, security, and plugin updates will now happen automatically. WordPress 3.7 “Basie” is named after jazz musician Count Basie. WordPress has adopted a new, accelerated development process starting with 3.7. New versions can be expected more often—version 3.8 is scheduled for December 2013.