WordPress 3.0, Beta 1 Released. Custom Post Types, New Default Theme and More!

WordPress 3.0, Beta 1 Released.  Custom Post Types, New Default Theme and More!

Wordpress 3.0, Beta 1Fancy testing the new WordPress 3.0?  You’re in luck.  It’s just been released ready for you to try to break it.

According to the WordPress blog, it’s still an early beta, with some unfinished features.  So you’re likely not going to want to run this on your primary site.  However, there are some slick new toys to play with.

We will see some new UI features, but many of them are unfinished as of yet.  For now, make sure you check out these:

  • New default theme – end of an era. Twenty ten is the new theme.
  • WordPress MU changes for multiple sites (more on them in a moment)
  • Custom Post Types!
    The last part is my favorite, by far.  I write a variety of different posts, and categories don’t always cover it.  Now you can make every one of your post types different, and customize how WordPress handles them.

Wordpress 3.0, Custom Post Types

Image courtesy of Konstantin Kovshenin, who has a stellar explanation on his blog.

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