WordPress developers has today officially released the latest version of their popular Blogging and CMS(Content Management System) platform WordPress 3.0 (code name ‘Thelonious’).
WordPress 3.0 is the thirteenth major release of WordPress software and and is also the first major release of WordPress since the version 2.9.
The following are the major updates in WordPress 3.0.
1. Admin Username during the installation:
WordPress 3.0 allows you to give your own Username instead of default “admin” during the installation of WordPress.
2. New look:
The Dashboard has been made a little lighter in color for better appearance.
3. Bulk Updates:
You can now upgrade multiple WordPress plugins simultaneously.
4. Twenty Ten Theme:
A new sexy Twenty Ten theme replaces the classical Kubric theme which WordPress had for years
5. Custom Backgrounds:
Change the background color or upload a new image for background
6. Custom Headers:
You customize the header by uploading your own images
7. Custom Menus:
You can now add menus to your blog..as easy as 1 2 3..You can choose the order/hierarchy in which they should appear. This is very good for SEO prospective.
8. Custom Post Types:
You can now choose custom post types for your blog like if you manage a big organization, you can have custom post types like “Products”, “Contacts”, “Employees”, “Newsletters” etc.
9. Shortlink Support (Built-in):
WordPress now supports a default in-built URL shortener (shortlink generator) right from the post editor itself.
10. MU + WP = 3.0:
Now you can run a millions (virtually !) of blogs with a single WordPress installation.
Installing WordPress 3.0 In Your Blog:
You can either download WordPress 3.0 Zip file or you can use the Upgrade from your dashboard to upgrade the WordPress automatically to WordPress 3.0.