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New Release WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

by Jennifer Wilson on June 18, 2010

Yesterday, WordPress announced the release of WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”. This has been a highly anticipated release for WordPress users with a ton of new features, and 1,217 bug fixes, to make WordPress a more powerful, easy and exciting user experience.

WordPress 3.0 New Features

  • A new default theme called Twenty Ten
  • New API’s allowing for easy customization of backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types and taxonomies (taxonomies are are a way of grouping things together).
  • Merging of MU and WordPress
  • Ability to run bulk updates (I love this one!)
  • and many more…

WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” Video

Watch the video below for a complete run down of the new WordPress 3.0.

You can also visit the 3.0′s Codex page for a more detailed look at the improvements and the WordPress Trac for known issues.

Have you already upgraded to WordPress 3.0? I’d love to hear what you think about the new changes and how they’ve benefited your site(s)…or not. icon smile New Release WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

  • Laura Monroe

    Thanks Jen for the update! Do you have an opinion on whether or not its best to upgrade now, or wait until the next update? There sure is lots of excitement around this upgrade:)

  • Jennifer Wilson

    Hey Laura,

    Yes, This version of WordPress is a major one and has been in the works for close to a year I believe. They have added some great new features that give the user even more control over the look and feel of their sites.

    I have installed 3.0 on a couple of sites so far with no trouble. I would say go ahead and upgrade but be sure to do your backups first, just in case…you never know. It's good practice to backup regularly, especially before an upgrade like this.

    Let me know what you think. :-)

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