WordPress 3.1 was released today with a boatload of new features that will improve your overall experience with the platform every day. You’re going to have to upgrade to get in on all the fun, but it should be fairly painless.
What’s New With WordPress 3.1:
If you’re wondering what’s new, we’ve got you covered. In fact, our very own Tammie Lister has created a fancy infographic to highlight all the cool new features:
New Features Include:
Take control of your posts with brand new post formats
Search for Themes like never before
Finally! Easily link to internal content
Front-end Admin bar just like WordPress.com
Query your custom taxonomies and custom fields
Improved Custom Post Types
Generate your own custom post type index page
Better menus, better capability control
Improved Admin CSS
Old, clunky CSS be gone!
Create personal dashboards for all of your users
Central Access for your multi-site network admin
Updated and Improved Features:
See your dashboard improved with updated CSS, new dropdown options and more standardization.
Improvements to custom post types and internal linking. Goodbye extra meta-boxes – find them now under screen options.
Enhanced Theme Search!
Easier than ever to search for the themes that you want, when you want them
Massive improvements to WordPress Multisite with new admin area and personalized dashboards
Packed with security updates and new, streamlined password recovery
For a full list of details, check out the WordPress codex on the 3.1 release.