WordPress has to be one of most widely used publishing platforms around. Many large sites use this platform to run their high-traffic websites showing just how good the platform really is.
For some time now we have heard about the release of wordpress 3.0 and some of the great features that it will be offering which made it one of the most highly-anticipated open source upgrades this year.
Some of the great features that WordPress 3.0 brings have been listed below:
One of the many features so many developers where waiting for to improve the CMS builds was WordPress MU, if you are not familiar with this or have not heard about this yet don’t panic, WordPress MU is a similar platform to WordPress except it allows users to run multiple sites under one installation.
Custom Post Types
Allot of talk was circulating about this feature with the release of WordPress 2.9. Due to some technical difficulties, this feature did not make it in. Never the less that long awaited wait is now over because it is included in WordPress 3.0. Combining Post Types and Taxonomies will make WordPress a much more robust CMS option. This feature will allow you to have different type of posts for example Portfolio listings, Products, and then Normal posts.
New Default Theme 2010
I am so happy to be saying Bye to the Kubrick Theme although it has been the default theme for wordpress for some time is was about time this changed. Now WordPress 3.0 will come with a new default theme known as 2010. Reports stated from this year on WordPress hope to have a new theme for every year.
Ability to Choose Username When Installing WordPress
Currently WordPress automatically assigns the first user with the user name “admin”. For those who did not change their default username this helped the hackers by giving them half the answer. Now the hackers cannot guess your user name because it will no longer be “admin”.
Welcome Guide in Every Installation
In past versions of WordPress they always lacked one very crucial element which was a welcome guide which would help users get familiar with using WordPress. Although there is a huge online community on line and finding information can be easy there have been many complaints regarding this issue, so in WordPress 3.0 there will be a Welcome Guide to guide new users.