WordPress 2.9 Carmen With Exciting New Features

Posted in Wordpress Development on 20 December 2009 3 comments

WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen” named in honor of magical jazz vocalist Carmen McRae is available for download. I will soon check and make required changes for all my themes.

New Major Features

  • “Trash” feature, if you accidentally delete a post or comment you can bring it back, just like your OS.
  • Built-in image editor that allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images.
  • Batch plugin update and compatibility checking which means you can update 10 plugins at once
  • Easier video embeds that allow you to just paste a URL on its own line and have it magically turn it into the proper embed code.
  • Custom post types so you can juggle more types than just post, page, and attachment.
  • Sidebars can now have descriptions so it’s more obvious what and where they do what they do.
  • Automatic database optimization support, which you can enable in your wp-config.php file by adding define(‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);.
  • Rel=canonical support for better SEO. What is rel=”canonical”?
  • Themes can register “post thumbnails” which allow them to attach an image to the post.
  • When you’re editing files in the theme and plugin editors it remembers your location and takes you back to that line after you save.

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Posted by Zen on 20 December 2009 • 8,239 visits 3 comments
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bplsilva says:

Will all your themes have to have an upgrade since WP 2.9 now supports post images?

zen says:

It already support Post Thumbnail and Post Image by default (before wordpress 2.9) so I wonder what should I add to my theme.


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