WordPress 2.0 Released

The widely used and increasingly popular blogging software, WordPress, reached its second major release a few days ago. In a news item dated 31st December 2005, Matt from WordPress.org wrote:

The WordPress community is very proud to present the next generation of
WordPress to the world, our 2.0 "Duke" release, named in honor of jazz
pianist and composer Duke Ellington.
Weve been working long and hard to bring you this release, and I hope
you enjoy using it as much as wee enjoyed working on it. In this
release weve focused a tremendous amount on what we believe to be the
core of blogging — the writing interface. Before you upgrade from an
earlier version, remember that this is a major release and thousands of
lines of code have changed. Before upgrading its always good, just in case,
to make a backup of your database and WordPress files. It only takes a
few minutes and gives you a total safety net if for whatever reason
things dont work. It is also probably a good idea to turn off your
plugins, and activate them one-by-one after youve upgraded. Without
further ado, you can download WordPress 2 right now. Read on for more information about what we think youll love about Duke.

For more information on this release, click the comments link.

Download: Download WordPress 2.0 | 592KB (ZIP and .TAR.GZ options available)

View: WordPress Website

  • Completely Redesigned Backend

  • Faster Administration

  • WYSIWYG Editing

  • Included Spam and Backup Plugins

  • Resizable Editing

  • Inline Uploading

  • Faster Posting

  • Post Preview

  • Streamlined Importing

  • User Roles

  • Header Customization
For more details on the new features, check the development blog at WordPress.org

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