WordPress 3.0 has been released
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 wordpress.org 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.