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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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/