Update | WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” Released

WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is cleaner.
  • The WordPress 3.0 update will allow users to update, manage multiple WordPress plugins and themes at once through a single screen.
  • The new version of WordPress has introduced a new theme dubbed “Twenty Ten, ” the theme will become the default on new blogs and will feature support for new features such as custom menus and improved typography.
  • WordPress founder and developer Matt Mullenweg said that in total the Thelonious update contains 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements and was the result of some 218 collaborators.
  • Mullenweg said in a blog post introducing the update that the next plan for WordPress is to take a release cycle off to analyse and tune the current platform, rather than immediately develop another update.

“So much of our effort has been focused on the core software it hasn’t left much time for anything else,” said Mullenweg.

“Over the next three months we’re going to split into ninja/pirate teams focused on different areas of the around-WordPress experience.”

In an email update:

You’ve probably already seen the notice in your dashboards, so I’ll keep this one short and sweet:

http://wordpress.org/development/2010/06/thelonious/

3.0 is faster, stabler, and more secure, so you can focus on what matters (your audience) and let the rest fade to the background.

Custom post types, MU merge, menu editor, Twenty Ten theme, over 1,200 bug fixes… there’s so much to enjoy in this new release, we’re really proud of it. It’s the best WordPress yet, and available for a limited time for only free ninety nine. icon wink Update | WordPress 3.0 Thelonious Released

Tell your friends, help them upgrade, write new themes that use the new features, spread the good word.

Love,

Matt Mullenweg

http://ma.tt | http://wordpress.org

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