Upgrade your blog to New WordPress Version 3

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New WordPress Version 3 ReleasedI have been waiting for this wordpress release for quite a while, its a major update and its finally here.

This is a great time to make sure you update all your wordpress blogs, since this is a major update and it might be a while since we see further updates too.

Without any further a-dues, WordPress 3 Thelonious.

Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard). Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.)

Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation. As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click, and blah blah blah just watch the video.

Be sure to view the below video which shows alot of the new features and changes in action.

Updating your Plugins got a whole lot easier, the Core Updater now allows you to update multiple plugins at once, and also the new support for Short Links are some of the reasons you will most likely want to upgrade now.

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.

For a complete and in-depth list of changes Click Here.

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5 Comments

  1. Adil says

    Just upgraded, thanks!

  2. Amaro says

    The default theme has been changed 😮

    From v3, a new theme has been set as the default ‘Twenty Ten’.

    As far as i can understand the reason for that was because they wanted to provide a new ready made template that takes complete advantage of all the new changes in wordpress version 3.

    Thanks for the heads-up Sana!

  3. Tony Garcia says

    You’re right!, they said on their blog that it will be a while before they release further updates for wordpress.

    Now they will be working on improving their own website http://www.wordpress.org and also maybe http://www.wordpress.com.

  4. Kaleem Akhter says

    Great news, thanks for the updates. will try to update as soon as possible.

  5. Alex Mourer says

    as soon as I upgraded to 2.9 3.0 came out.
    Grrrrrr…….

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