WordPress Version 3 released

Looks like the first versions of WordPress Version 3 has finally been released! Heres a breakdown on the features we can expect on this verision (oh goodie!).  Full details on the WordPress of course are available here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_3.0.

Some of the features I’m quite interested in seeing are:


  • WordPress and WordPress MU have merged, allowing the management of multiple sites (called Multisite) from one WordPress installation.
  • New default theme “Twenty Ten” takes full advantage of the current features of WordPress.
  • New custom menu management feature, allows creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.
  • Custom header and background APIs.
  • A lighter admin color scheme to increase accessibility and put the focus more squarely on your content.

User Features


  • New WordPress logo for admin header
  • Place “Search Engines Blocked” mini-alert in the wp-admin header to prevent people from accidentally delisting themselves
  • Revised administration menu icons
  • Revised Gray Admin Color Scheme


  • Add link so user can visit Dashboard after core upgrade
  • Move Tools->Upgrade menu option to Dashboard->Updates and overhaul of user interface so themes, plugins, and core upgrades under one panel
  • New menu management (navigation) via Menus option under Appearances Menu (#11817)
  • Password nag for newly registered users
  • Split Right Now widget into Content | Discussion


  • Allow for removing all tags in quick edit
  • Improved revision comparison user interface


  • Order link categories by name, not count, on Add New/Edit Link page


  • Add additional columns to the Posts Comments view
  • Allow configuration of number of comments to display Recent Comments dashboard module
  • Block comments for future posts and password protected posts (when password not provided)
  • Change to comments UI to show when a comment is replying to another, and link to the parent comment


  • Add Details and Install Now action links under each plugin listed in Install Plugins
  • Allow Tab indenting, Shift-Tab (outdenting), and multi-line tabbing, in plugin editor
  • Upgrade plugins in bulk from the Plugins->Installed panel (#11542)
  • When deleting plugins, check for uninstall hooks, and warn of data deletion


  • Allow “No role for this blog” to be chosen in Users->Add New panel



…and that’s just a taste of what the new version has!  now just have to hope that nothing breaks…