WordPress 2.1 released

The new design for the WordPress login
The new design for the WordPress login

The latest version of the WordPress blogging / personal publishing software tool has just been released: WordPress 2.1 Ella. The current 2.x releases are being named after jazz musicians: the last was called ‘Duke’, after Duke Ellington; this one is called ‘Ella’, after Ella Fitzgerald.

Generally it’s faster, slicker and the underlying code is tidier and happier. A few cool new features include

  • Autosave,
  • Switch instantly between WYSIWYG and HTML code views while writing posts and pages,
  • Export your blog to XML to import into another blog (or simply to back it up) and
  • Specify which page to use as your frontpage instead of just the latest news items.

I’ve just checked it out on my test server and it’s looking great. I can’t wait to get it installed … once I’ve resurrected my PC. (See previous post for details!)

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 49 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master. Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and former warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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