WordPress 3.0 Has Finally Arrived!
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We welcome WordPress 3.0 to the scene!
Before you jump to upgrade be sure you’ve had a look at
“Must Know Information Before You Upgrade To The New Version”.
Here is a brief, easy to follow video that will help you make sense of what’s coming with this new version.
Okay, to that I just want to add a few notes.
1) Majority of all themes that have not been updated in the last couple weeks will now require an update before those custom menu bars will work. Over time they will become standard but at the moment lots of themes will not naively support it yet. If you’re on a premium theme, expect an update soon in most cases.
2) While custom post types sound exciting, they still require code tinkering and are NOT going to be used by majority of bloggers. As far as I can tell, that includes me. They were added to give more CMS functionality to WordPress, which is a lot more than using it as a blogging platform. Businesses requiring an advanced CMS platform however, are thrilled to see WordPress growing in that direction.
3) The unified updater means that it will be time to remove any update-all-plugins-at-once plugins.
4) The menu bars and the link shorteners are my favorite new features from the user side of things. They’re really quite sexy! Having a short link in your url name instead of another company is good for SEO.
5) I know you may be concerned that WordPress will change radically and you will not know how to use the dashboard again. Most of the changes are minor enough that you will have no trouble using WordPress immediately after upgrading. Some are aesthetics, a few things moved location, but all in all, WordPress still feels a lot like 2.9.2 from a usability standpoint.
Hopefully this helps ease some fears and get you excited about the upcoming changes that you will see when you upgrade next week!
If you have questions, remember… Just Ask!