WordPress 3.0 now available!

WordPress 3.0 now available!

13 major releases later, we’re at WordPress 3.0.  According to the development blog over at WordPress.org, over 200 people have worked on the release, and has some great new features.

Let’s start with the intro video while you download.  Oh, do look out for some easter eggs, hinted at in the WordPress blog:

Now, for the major changes:

  • A new default theme called Twenty Ten
  • New developer API’s
  • Simultaneous updates for plugins
  • The MU and WordPress merger!

Though what I find most interesting about the information in the blog is the fact that WordPress will be taking some time off.  From development, anyway.  According to the blog, so much time has been spent on the core software that it hasn’t left time for much else.

“Over the next three months we’re going to split into ninja/pirate teams focused on different areas of the around-WordPress experience, including the showcase, Codex, forums, profiles, update and compatibility APIs, theme directory, plugin directory, mailing lists, core plugins, wordcamp.org… the possibilities are endless. The goal of the teams isn’t going to be to make things perfect all at once, just better than they are today.”.

We love WordPress.  It’s hard not to.  This newest release has some amazing features, and you should go update yourself now.  For those of you who have thought of starting a blog in the past, this is the perfect time.

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