5 reasons why you should love WordPress 3.0

by krike in CMS / Reviews on 04 Jun 2010


Custom types

One of the major anticipated updates is without a doubt the custom types. Untill now you could only add one type of post and if you wanted to have different post types you could either use custom fields or the plugin fileflutter. But now, thanks to a small peace of code, you can add different custom types with their own menu and settings.

Here follows the code to register a new post type, how easy can it be?

register_post_type('podcast', array(	
'label' => __('Podcasts'),
'singular_label' => __('Podcast'),
'public' => true,
'show_ui' => true,
'capability_type' => 'post',
'hierarchical' => false,
'rewrite' => false,
'query_var' => false,
'supports' => array('title', 'editor', 'author')
));

New registration process

Finally we can choose our own username and password instead of creating the default admin profile. This is also a lot safer because most hacker knows the default username of the first profile created on your wordpress site is admin, and will use it to hack into your site.

New menu management feature

Instead of updating your theme files online you can now easily manage your menu from your wordpress admin panel. how sweet is that, huh?

Custom backgrounds for themes

Another great update of wordpress 3.0 is the ability to customize your header from your wordpress administration panel. Just click on the image you want to use or upload your own image. It’s that simple, even a monkey can do it.

New theme Twenty Ten

With all the sublime updates of wordpress 3.0 (custom post types, menu management, edit header…) it is obvious to release new default template. This template is perfect to get started in wordpress 3.0 as it holds all the new template features.

Other updates

  • Bulk theme update ability
  • Improved custom post types
  • Improved custom taxonomies
  • Standalone WordPress and WPMU code merged and is called Multisite

Need more reasons? check the Codex

Download wordpress 3.0

The developers of wordpress announced last week that the WordPress 3.0 RC1 was released and could be downloaded at http://wordpress.org/wordpress-3.0-RC1.zip.

Like it is mentioned in their post, RC comes right after the beta but just before the final release, wordpress 3.0 should be ready but their might still be some bugs.

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Got your own reason to love wordpress? we’d love to hear about it 🙂

Written by krike

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