WordPress 3.0 stable version is finally released today. WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” is available to download or dashboard upgrade for its users. Self hosted WordPress users can upgrade to WordPress 3.0 to enjoy some awesome features like “WordPress and WordPress MU Merge” and Menu Styling.
We were talking about all the developments going on for WordPress 3.0 release. Read full coverage of WordPress 3.0 on Internet Techies.
WordPress team has released a “WordPress 3.0 Tour” video to let you know the new features. Here is the video released by the team,
WordPress 3.0 Video Tour
It may take some more time for your Dashboard to get the upgrade notification. Once you get that, you can automatically upgrade it to WordPress 3.0 from dashboard. If you want to upgrade your WordPress setup manually or going for a fresh install then go ahead and download WordPress 3.0 setup zipped files from the link provided below.
WordPress Co-Founder, Matt Mullenweg posted the release note on WordPress development blog. Here is an excerpt from the note,
Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.) Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation. As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click.
Enjoy the new features of WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”.