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WordPress 3.0 has been released

By gerardmcgarry on 18th June 2010, filed in Web Applications, WordPress. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Just a short note to say that WordPress 3.0 has recently been released. It’s a milestone release for the blog software, and includes some major leaps forward:

  • Brand new default theme, the highly customizable Twenty Ten. The theme supports easily customisable tiled backgrounds and header images to help you create a custom look with little effort. Coolest thing about this? You can specify a header image for each post if you want!
  • Support for new customisable hierarchical navigational menus. Easy to manage, drag and drop and no need to worry about code!
  • WordPress multiuser has been merged with core, allowing each and every WordPress installation to operate as a Multiuser installation if the mood takes you. No word on how to activate this just yet, but…wow.
  • Support for custom post types. It used to be Blog posts with some support for single pages. Now you can create custom post types for just about anything you fancy – like events, product listings, etc. That almost brings WordPress in line with Drupal!
  • For the twitter power users – built-in support for short links.
  • Easy bulk updating of plugins, core WordPress and themes.

Check out the video showing some of the new features in this version of WordPress. I think it’s good that they’re taking a little break after this release to concentrate on features for the site. They’re clearly anticipating an upswing in WordPress users after this – and it’ll probably happen too. This version of WordPress looks far more versatile than anything that’s gone before it.

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