WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” – Top 7 Reasons To Upgrade

Are you still using an old version of WordPress?
Not sure why you should upgrade if your old version is working fine?
Afraid to upgrade?

You’re gonna love WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” because it has many new cool features that make it easier and more fun to maintain your blog or website. I hadn’t upgraded my Web Design Discussion Blog for over a year because the current version seemed to be functioning well, I didn’t want to to spend time upgrading plus I was afraid something would go wrong during the upgrade and I’d lose my content.

Watch the video to view the new features of WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious”

Top 7 reasons I upgraded to WordPress 3.0 and why you should too

1. Easy to upgrade

If you currently have WordPress version 2.7 or higher it will have an automatic update feature. Simply click the link in the new version banner or go to tools-upgrade menu.

Once you are on the “Update WordPress” page, click the button “Update Automatically” to start the upgrade process. When completed you’ll have the updated version.

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2. Bulk updates

In earlier versions of WordPress you always had to disable your plugins before upgrading. Now you don’t have to worry about that because you can bulk update themes, plugins and installations all in one place. During the updates your theme will be placed in maintenance mode so visitors will know you’re making changes. You don’t even have to deactivate your plugins.

3. New flexible default theme

I never cared for the Cubic default theme because it looked ugly and was plain boring however the new TwentyTen default theme looks professional and is very flexible because it allows you to easily create custom headers, backgrounds and menus.

4. Shortlink support

This is a handy little feature within your dashboard that can generate short URLs of your posts. This comes in handy when you want to Tweet your lastest posts (long URLS consume the character limit in Twitter plus you now don’t need to waste time using a URL shortener).

5. Merge of WordPress and WordPress MU

You can now power multiple (millions) of WordPress sites from a single installation. This makes it easy to create a network of sites. For example if you wanted to create a church website, members could each have their own blog on the same domain and maintain it themselves.

6. Set your own admin username

No longer do you need to change your admin user name after installation. WordPress 3.0 now allows users to set the Admin username to whatever they like during installation.

7. Custom post types

WordPress developers can now create more standard posts and pages for better CMS capability.


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