WordPress 3.0, codenamed “Thelonius” (in the long tradition of naming releases after Jazz greats), is now officially out.
From the WordPress blog (with a few edits from me):
“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… new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. 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…”
Here’s a quick video. I’ll be rolling this out to my current customers under update contracts, and I’ll also be notifying you if you’re out of contract to see if you would like to upgrade as well. Lots new at BizzyWeb, including some really great new functionality and content options for our clients, so look here for more soon!