The developers behind the WordPress project narrated on Friday for the official release of version 2.9, a major update of the popular opensource blogging software. The most recent version has some helpful new features, including an inclusive image revising tool and a worldwide undo feature that permits users to revive removed posts.
Originally developed in 2003, the PHP-based WordPress software is alleged to power over two hundred million sites. The prior version, which was released in June, added a better widget system and serious performance enhancements. The WordPress developers closed over 5 hundred reports in the project's bug tracking system for the 2.9 milestone.
This work represents a sizeable number of minor enhancements that enhance the major new features. The image modifying feature is my fave in this release.
The most recent version also adds support for bulk plugin updating and better media handling. If you put a video URL in a post, WordPress will immediately generate the markup that's wanted to show the video in an inserted player. Moreover this works for all the sites like YouTube, Flickr, Hulu, and a number of other services. The developers have also improved the XML-RPC API, upgraded the WYSIWYG editor, and improved the "Press this" bookmarklet. The release notes have extra details about the new features and demo video that you can watch to see WordPress 2.9 in action.