I have 56 plugins and just upgraded to WordPress 3.1

I use the Hartsook Letter blog as a testbed for WordPress themes, tools, plugins, and extensions. I need to see how these work and ferret out potential interactions among the various extensions before I recommend them for a client’s site.

wordpress logoSo when WordPress 3.1 was released today I hit the auto-update button to see what would happen (of course I had backed up my database and files first). This is NOT something I would recommend that you do right away!

The results — at first blush everything still seems to be working…

That’s good news. But it’s going to take several days of detailed investigation on a theme-by-theme basis, and monitoring comments from the WordPress developer community before I will consider updating my clients’ installations.

I have 56 plugins and just upgraded to WordPress 3.1 3

I’ll be reporting back if I find anything “interesting” about the update.

So congratulations to the WordPress team on the birth of the latest member of the family!

Here’s the WordPress 3.1 press release

WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

Posted February 22, 2011

The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available. WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt” is named in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Version 3.1 is available for download, or you can update from within your dashboard.

This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.

There’s a bucket of candy for developers as well, including our new Post Formats support which makes it easy for themes to create portable tumblelogs with different styling for different types of posts, new CMS capabilities like archive pages for custom content types, a new Network Admin, an overhaul of the import and export system, and the ability to perform advanced taxonomy and custom fields queries.

With the 3.1 release, WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination.

read the rest of the press release here…

 

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Pieter Hartsook

WordPress website coaching, design, implementation, support, and training. Background in Marketing Research and Communications. See my profile at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hartsook/

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