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WordPress 3.0

If you are a WordPress user, its time to upgrade to the latest release of WordPress 3.0 (codenamed “Thelonious”). The new release comes with a lot of changes and bug fixes (I had also blogged about the upcoming changes in this post :- https://www.blogohblog.com/whats-new-in-wordpress-3-0/ ).

The most notable changes include :-

  • Define your own admin username/password during the installation of WordPress
  • Bulk Updates of plugins and WordPress in one place.
  • Detailed help on every screen
  • A New theme that replaces the default theme called TwentyTen (2010) with lots of features
  • Define your own Custom Backgrounds/Headers
  • Custom Menu system to hand craft your navigation system
  • Custom Post types to create a CMS type capability
  • Inbuilt URL Shortening service
  • WordPress + WPMU combined to manage multiple blogs

Here is a video showing the changes that have been made (1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements to be precise)

Read more about the release :- http://wordpress.org/development/2010/06/thelonious/

I have already upgraded my blog to the latest version of WordPress. Have you?

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  6. W8 Forums left a comment on October 15, 2010 at 6:09 am |

    Has anyone had problems updating from the latest 2.x branch? I’ve got a blog that I want to move over to a new domain and upgrade at the same time, but if there’s a chance I can loose everthing then I’ll just keep patching instead.

  7. Eddie Gear left a comment on August 21, 2010 at 7:50 am |

    Thanks for sharing the updates. I’ve just upgraded and now I know wht the new version comes with.

  8. Hippy Hop left a comment on August 13, 2010 at 11:52 pm |

    I might consider upgrading to 3.0 after I had checked all my plugins to be working fine with the the new version. I would like others to test it first for me. I just don’t have time to troubleshoot in case problem arises. Anyway my blog is working fine with the current version.

  9. stun gun left a comment on August 13, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

    I LOVE the NEW 3.0!!! We have over 65 blogs and ALL of them run the WP.

  10. romanbb left a comment on August 11, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    nice post, where to find more information?

  11. Tinh left a comment on August 3, 2010 at 12:19 am |

    I have just upgraded to WP 3.0.1 and everything seems fine but there are a lot of plugins that need to be upgraded and some drop-in too

  12. Nutaryuk left a comment on July 31, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    Guys, don’t be affraid to up grade your WP as long as you backup your WP first deactivate all your plugin before up grade. Everything is alright after I up grade my WP.

  13. helpin left a comment on July 30, 2010 at 7:55 pm |

    > “Define your own admin username/password during the installation of WordPress”

    .I don’t know How to get the password field on sign-up form.My visitors still need to wait for confirmation mail and copy the password from there.
    Does any body have Idea to implement this?

  14. Dr. Skigh left a comment on July 28, 2010 at 9:36 pm |

    Yes, WordPress 3.0 is a great upgrade. But I also highly recommend backing up your site before proceeding with the upgrade. Several plugins are incompatible with WordPress 3.0 and they are still working out those bugs. However, I would still upgrade, just be prepared to do some repairs afterward.

    If you run into any problems, feel free to contact me and we can help out.

  15. NatalieMac left a comment on June 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    I’ve updated all of the blogs I personally run and the blogs of several clients – no problems at all except for one plugin that had to be deactivated and reactivated again.

    I always run a full backup of the database and wp-content before I upgrade just in case anything goes wrong – the entire blog can be easily restored. Plus, you can’t really have too many backups.

  16. Shanni Einer left a comment on June 30, 2010 at 7:42 am |

    I have had my run ins of 3.0. I also use BP with many of my sites. One of the downfalls of bulk extraction & activation is if you have a fatal error like I’ve had, you often can’t directly pinpoint which plugin caused the fatal error & crash of your site. I am glad to see the new changes in 3.0 because they are awesome. I did learn a few new things from your post. Thanks . BTW – I use one of your themes on my current site.

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  17. Lewis left a comment on June 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    “Bulk Updates of plugins and WordPress in one place”

    This was already in WP under the Tools menu – ever since automatic upgrade for the wordpress version!

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  19. Mike left a comment on June 23, 2010 at 12:05 am |

    I knew that would happen! I finally got round to upgrading to 2.9 and then 3.0 comes out. The automatic update wasn’t working for me so took a far bit of time deleting the old files and uploading the new ones as was short on server space.

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  21. Marge Mellor left a comment on June 21, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    I updated and it went off without a hitch. Haven’t really noticed any major changes that affect my blogging though.

  22. Hot Girl Doing It left a comment on June 21, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    I’m kind of scarred to try it. I’ve got like 400 posts and don’t want to lose them. Is this safe?

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  24. Junthit lee left a comment on June 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm |

    Usually im waiting a few weeks before upgrade my wordpress, just to make sure my lovely plugins will work properly..

    • Lucas left a comment on June 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

      That’s allways a good idea, because I got thrown out into the super new maintenance mode because the worpress update process failed somewhere with the database. If anyone has the same trouble, just move the invisible .maintenance file from the WordPress home directory to another place and reload the page to get access again.

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