WordPress developers have released WordPress 3.0, codenamed Thelonious, is the thirteenth major release of WordPress blogging and CMS (content management system) platform. It’s also the first major release of WordPress since version 2.9, which was released almost half an year ago.

WordPress 3

Features of WordPress version 3.0:

  • A new sexy default theme – Twenty Ten with custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types, and taxonomies support.
  • New APIs for developers to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types, and taxonomies.
  • Customize menus.
  • Customize post types.
  • Merging of WordPress and MU for easy creation of multi-sites from same installation.
  • Lighter user interface.
  • Contextual help on every screen.
  • Bulk updates of WordPress core, themes and plugins.
  • Custom admin login’s user name for better security.
  • Built-in shortlink support.
  • 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements.

WordPress TV has posted video to introduce new features in WordPress 3.0:

Download WordPress 3.0: wordpress-3.0.zip or wordpress-3.0.tar.gz

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