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, 46 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Latterly, web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall. Currently on sabbatical. I am a priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, and I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir.

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