WordPress 3.0 surprises

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This week I’ve downloaded and installed locally the much anticipated wordpress 3 version. the much talked about version where wordpress Mu will no longer exist and will merge into wordpress, it will be called WordPress Multi Site. apart from that feature there are numerous new and exciting features in wordpress 3.0, here are some of them:

New Registration Details, No More Admin and generated password

WordPress 3.0 is changing right from the very first stage, installation and registration, no more default admin user name and generated password, now the admin can set is own username and insert the desired password by himself.

w3_1_reg

New Default Theme – twentyten

finally the default wordpress theme is changing. there are lots of new features in the new default theme called “twentyten” (2010) like Drop Down Page Menus, 6 Widget Areas, Gallery Posts Styling, HTML 5 Validation, Header Image , Background changing support and much more.

w3_2_2010

Menu Manager

Now you can add menu manager to your theme and let your users create their own menu, not just by pages but also from categories, posts and custom links. excellent feature.

w3_3_menus

Custom Header Support

WordPress 3.0 supports changes in your header built in without any need of theme options. you can let your theme users upload new header images and use them, they can also choose the colors of the header and many more options.

w3_4_header

Custom Background Support

In the new version you will be able to add your own background and change the colors of it. as long as the theme support it.

w3_5_backgrounds

Network – the WordPress mu part of the story

When WordPress version 3.0 will be released (they talk about may 2010), wordpress mu will cease to exist and the two platform will merge into one will be called – WordPress Multi Site. there suppose to be a script to tranform your WPMu to reular wordpress. more details about this in the near future.

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Download wordpress 3.0 alpha !!! – http://wordpress.org/nightly-builds/wordpress-latest.zip

read about Custom Post Types – http://kovshenin.com/archives/custom-post-types-in-wordpress-3-0/1

more about the new default theme – http://2010dev.wordpress.com/ and here – http://blog.ashfame.com/2010/02/wordpress-3-new-default-theme-twentyten/

more about Background support – http://wpengineer.com/wordpress-3-0-custom-background-support/

WordPress is a full featured Content Management System (CMS). It has incorporated a rich suite of capabilities that have proven to be extremely popular because it allows anyone to create vibrant, dynamic sites without any programming knowledge. Its large range of features, coupled with a clean and easy-to-understand interface make it a fan fave among website novices; 27% of all the websites in existence and 20% of all new ones use this amazing platform.

24 Comments to WordPress 3.0 surprises

  1. This is really great.
    Merging or Mu into WP is real good news. I can’t imagine the possibilities WP will have then to support a full featured portal.

  2. WordPress 3.0 works perfectly, but I am still missing the way to save different sets of plugins and only having to turn on or off the set, I am missing the ability to quick select the categories, just start typing the name of the category and this is filter for easier selection, I am missing a better image resizing or editing, anyway, I love wordpress.

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