WordPress team has released the first beta of WordPress 3.0. Earlier we had provided the introduction of WordPress 3.0 and the additional features which are coming with this new version. Now you can test and try the features of WordPress 3.0 like MU Merge, New Default Template Twenty Ten, New Menu System etc. Download beta1 of WordPress 3.0 from the link mentioned below,
Here is the screenshot of the new default template delivered with WordPress 3.0 i.e. Twenty Ten
As per the release note,
The custom menus system (Appearance > Menus) is not quite finished. In Beta 2, the layout will be different and a bunch of the functionality will be improved, but we didn’t want to hold things up for this one screen. You can play with making custom menus, and report bugs if you find them, but this is not how the final screen will look/work, so don’t get attached to it.
The merge! Yes, WordPress and WordPress MU have merged. This does not mean that you can suddenly start adding a bunch of new blogs from within your regular WordPress Dashboard. If you’re interested in testing the Super Admin stuff associated with multiple sites, you’ll need some simple directions to get started.
We’re still fiddling with a few small things in the UI, as we were focused on getting the more function-oriented code finished first.
Enjoy the new features provided with WordPress 3.0. Final version of WordPress 3.0 is expected to release in May, 2010.