It’s off to a great start for the weekend as I was greeted by the news that WordPress 3.0 is now available to the public. Hoorah!
Kudos to the WordPress team, especially the 218 contributors who had made all this possible. Check out the video demo of WP 3.0’s awesome features:
WordPress 3.0 highlights
- WordPress and WordPress MU have merged, allowing the management of multiple sites (called Multisite) from one WordPress installation.
- New default theme “Twenty Ten” takes full advantage of the current features of WordPress.
- New custom menu management feature, allows creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.
- Custom header and background APIs.
- Contextual help text accessed under the Help tab of every screen in the WordPress administration.
- Ability to set the admin username and password during installation.
- Bulk updating of themes with an automatic maintenance mode during the process.
- Support for shortlinks.
- Improved Custom post types and custom taxonomies including hierarchical (category-style) support. (Try the Custom Post Type UI or GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools plugins to see the possibilities.)
- A lighter admin color scheme to increase accessibility and put the focus more squarely on your content.
The new feature I love the most is the Custom Menu management. I just waiting for this blog’s theme to be upgraded to become fully functional with all the new features of WP 3.0
So far though, the upgrades to all my blogs have been smooth and I’m loving the newest version of WordPress. Go get it and treat your blog to some great love!