WordPress 3.0 Launched
WordPress 3.0 has just beed launched - this is the 13th major release of this very popular Content Management System (formerly known as blogging!) software. You can download it now from Wordpress.org or upgrade from within you current WordPress dashboard.
What’s new in 3.0? One of the best ways to find out is to try out the new Twenty Ten theme, which shows off many of the release’s (which is also called “Thelonius”) major new features, including custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types and taxonomies.
Thelonius also features a lighter interface, more contextual help options, a boatload of bug fixes, bulk updates and much more. To learn more details about five of the most important updates, check out this brief and informative guide. This video from the WordPress (WordPress) team also explains some of the new features:
“Over the next three months,” wrote WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg , “we’re going to split into ninja/pirate teams focused on different areas of the around-WordPress experience, including the showcase, Codex, forums, profiles, update and compatibility APIs, theme directory, plugin directory, mailing lists, core plugins, wordcamp.org… the possibilities are endless… We think this investment of time will give us a much stronger infrastructure to grow WordPress.org for the many tens of millions of users that will join us during the 3.X release cycle.”