Highlights of WordPress 3.0!

WordPress 3.0 was released to the public June 17th with a mountain of changes to it’s previous version.  I have compiled my personal favorites below.   For those of you not fully aware of the recent changes to WordPress, check out my favorites below:

1.  Custom Menu Management:

This allows the creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.

2. Improved Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies (structure) including hierarchical support:

3. Custom Header and Background API’s:

4. New Default theme “Twenty Ten”:  This comes available with all the functionality that a premium theme would have.

5. WordPress merges with WordPress MU:

This enables the management of multiple blogs through a single admin.

6.  Custom background from the admin:

It’s clear from a few examples I have given that WordPress is taking a much more streamlined approach to usability.  At every level, simplicity is exemplified.  They truly have built a powerful, yet very simplistic approach to managing your website.  If you have not upgraded I would highly encourage you to download 3.0!  What are your favorites?


Author Bio: I am a 26 year old internet entrepreneur and co-founder of MOJO-Themes. In addition, I have been involved with custom design and development for the past 6 years out of Salt Lake City, Utah. Feel free to contact me on twitter and let me know your thoughts or just say hi! @bradynord

Co-founder of Mojo-Themes.com
  1. June 24, 2010

    Great overview of the features. I think 3.0 is such an amazing improvement with all the great additions.


  2. June 24, 2010

    I can’t wait to use WordPress 3.0 to revamp our company’s non-profit affiliates websites.

  3. June 24, 2010

    I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do the “Custom Post Type”?

  4. June 24, 2010

    Great article! 🙂

  5. June 24, 2010

    Custom post types is def the best thing to happen to wordpress.
    Do you have it enabled in your functions.php also you need to add code to your page.php

  6. mskai
    June 24, 2010

    I’m loving the Custom Post Types as well. By the way, how did you get that screenshot of “Manage Custom Post Types”. I know how to add the functionality, I just have never seen that subpanel(?) before.

  7. June 24, 2010

    lots more to learn!

  8. June 24, 2010

    Yes, Learn again…

  9. June 25, 2010

    Very nice overview of the features. I just got around to upgrading yesterday and haven’t had the chance to play around with everything yet.

  10. June 26, 2010

    Worpress 3.0 sounds like a big improvement! Did anyone have any problems with upgrading from the previous version? I’ll definitely use 3.0 for future websites but not sure if should I bother with upgrading existing ones. don’t want to waste time for fixing what something crashes.

  11. June 27, 2010

    great post.. 🙂

  12. July 7, 2010

    Quick question, does image “post2.png” for “manage custom post types” using plugin?

  13. August 15, 2010

    great post.. 🙂

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