The latest WordPress version 2.9 is now available for download. The new WordPress has a new codename – Carmen – which is named in honor of magical jazz vocalist Carmen McRae (whom were added to the Last.fm WP release station).
Here are the cool stuffs from user point of view and feature highlights:
- Global undo/”trash” feature – trash is added to the blogging system where you can temporary put the unwanted things (e.g. post and comment) in the trash. You can undo the action by restoring the deleted item from the trash too.
- Built-in image editor – This is pretty cool when you want to have control over you images. You can edit, rotate and etc like how you do it in an image editing software.
- Batch plugin update and compatibility checking – Update all you plugins at once without having clicks for each one. It is also now support compatibility checking to see if the plugin compatible with your current version of WordPress.
- Easier video embeds – Inserting videos to post is now much easier. Instead of copying codes and paste it to your post under HTML mode. You can now simply copy the URL of the video to WordPress and it will do the rest for you. The following websites are supported: YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv
There are a lot more features have been added to the new version of WordPress such as to support better SEO, new TinyMCE and etc. Visit WordPress Blog for WordPress Version 2.9 to read more about it.
To start upgrade, simply click on the upgrade link on top of the admin page after you have logged in as an administrator. If you don’t see the link, you can kick start the upgrade by clicking the “Tools -> Upgrade on your left side bar of admin page to check for unpgrade.
If you are new to WordPress, you can download the latest WordPress here.
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