WordPress 3.1 Release
The morning of Feb 23rd, 2011 marked the release of WordPress codename revision “Django”. Django is named after the 1920-30s jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. WordPress has kept a schedule of fairly regular updates and most of them have been maintenance related. As they stated after the 3.0 release, the year following, more of their resources would be spent on community development and improvement. The WordPress 3.1 release signals that they are still implementing new tweaks and features during this time as well. You can see some of the major updates and additions down below.
WordPress continues to lead the way in Content Management Systems. WordPress is the CMS of choice here at Global and we a couldn’t be happier to see the constant improvement and development of this system. We recommend it for both personal and business implementations alike as it has an use of use an flexibility unmatched on the market (no disrespect to other software like Joomla which has many great features of it’s own). WordPress has the ability to be a simple blog for a personal site or run full-fledged e-commerce setups and that’s why it’s our CMS of choice.
WordPress 3.1 Features:
Here are some of the new WordPress features and updates, visit their full WordPress 3.1 page for the long list.
- Internal Linking – click a button for an internal link and it allows you to search for a post or browse a list of existing content and select it for inclusion.
- Admin Bar – contains various links to useful admin screens. By default, the admin bar is displayed when a user is logged in and visiting the site and is not displayed in admin screens for single blog installs. For multisite installs, the admin bar is displayed both when visiting the site and in the admin screens.
- Streamlined Writing Interface – new users of WordPress will find the write screen much less cluttered than before, as more of the options are hidden by default. You can click on Screen Options in the top right to bring them back.
- Post Formats – meta information that can be used by themes to customize presentation of a post. Read more in the article Post Formats.
- Network Admin – move Super Admin menus and related pages out of the regular admin and into a new Network Admin screen.
- List-type Admin Screens – sortable columns for list-type screens and better pagination.
- Exporter/Importer Overhaul – many under the hood changes including adding author information, better handling for taxonomies and terms, and proper support for navigation menus.
- Custom Content Type Improvements – allows developers to generate archive pages, and have better menu and capability controls. Read more in the article Post Types.
- Advanced Queries – allows developers to query multiple taxonomies and custom fields.
- Refreshed Blue Admin Color Scheme – puts the focus more squarely on your content.