To all my fellow bloggers who use the great WordPress as the blogging platform. Its time to upgrade your wordpress installation to the latest release of WordPress, 2.9. The Upgrade Automatically option in your WordPress Admin panel will be showing the latest version 2.9 now. So go and upgrade it now.
Let us see some of the cool features added in WordPress 2.9.
- My favorite one is the latest Global undo/trash feature. So now if you accidentally delete any post or comment, you can restore it back from Trash. This also remove the “are you sure” message on deleting the post/comment.
- WordPress now comes with its own Built-in Image Editor. Now you can crop, rotate, edit, flip, scale images easily within wordpress itself.
- Its possible to Upgrade the Plugins in Batch. You can select multiple plugins and update them in one go.
- Video Embed has never been so easy. Just paste the video url in your editor and the video is automatically embedded in your post. This now supports Oembed feature which is supported by YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv
- WordPress also supports
rel=canonicalfor page redirection and seo.
- Now wordpress can automatically optimize your database. All you need to do is to add
define('WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true);in your wp-config.php file.
- You can set custom theme directories, so a plugin can register a theme to be bundled with it or you can have multiple shared theme directories on your server.
- Registration and profiles are now extensible to allow you to collect things more easily, like a user’s Twitter account or any other fields you can imagine.
Check out the official blog post for WordPress 2.9 release for more updates.