WordPress 3.0

It’s been a while since I posted anything, due to various other commitments, so I’ll ease myself back in slowly with a short, not particularly SEO related post.

WordPress 3.0 is out and has a number of nice new features – I’ve upgraded 2 websites automatically (one from 2.91, one from 2.92 on different hosts) without any problems so far. It’s worth checking out the official blog entry and the video below about v3 from WordPress:

To summarise some of the new key features:

  • multiple site functionality added (WordPress MU has been merged)
  • big improvements to menus, custom post types & taxonomies exposed via new APIs – this makes WordPress a more serious CMS contender, no longer just a fancy blogging engine
  • there’s a new default theme called ‘Twenty Ten’ with some nice artwork out of the box
  • lots of bug fixes
  • upgrades (to themes, plugins, etc) all bundled together
  • generate short URLs automatically
  • a new slightly lighter looking admin area

If you already have an existing blog, it’s worth upgrading for the bug fixes and upgrades, but you’ll really stand to gain most from the custom post types (for example, it can now handle products) and multi-site features if you’re starting afresh. So if you’ve been meaning to start blogging for a while, now’s a good time to go for it…


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  1. ChariseMcglade80

    A dad walks into the market followed by his ten-year-old son. The kid is spinning a 25-cent piece in the air and catching it between his teeth. As they walk through the market someone bumps into the boy at just the wrong moment and the coin goes straight into his mouth and lodges in his throat. He immediately starts choking and going blue in the face and Dad starts panicking, shouting and screaming for help. A middle-aged, fairly unnoticeable man in a gray suit is sitting at a coffee bar in the market reading his newspaper and sipping a cup of coffee. At the sound of the commotion he looks up, puts his coffee cup down on the saucer, neatly folds his newspaper and places it on the counter. He gets up from his seat and makes his unhurried way across the market. Reaching the boy (who is still standing, but only just) the man carefully takes hold of the kid’s testicles and squeezes gently but firmly. After a few seconds the boy convulses violently and coughs up the 25-cent piece, which the man catches in his free hand. Releasing the boy, the man hands the coin to the father and walks back to his seat in the coffee bar without saying a word. As soon as he is sure that his son has suffered no lasting ill effects, the father rushes over to the man and starts effusively thanking him. The man looks embarrassed and brushes off the father’s thanks. As he’s about to leave, the father asks one last question: “I’ve never seen anybody do anything like that before – it was fantastic – what are you, a surgeon or something like that?” “Oh, good heavens no” the man replies, “I work for the IRS.”

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