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
- 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!)