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Posted by on Jun 18, 2010 in BlaBla, Blogging, Technology | 4 comments

WordPress 3.0 Thelonious Released

Our ubiquitous 2010 World Cup symbol, the vuvuzela, has been making it’s presence felt in the most unusual places. Now it’s found it’s way into the announcement of the launch of the much anticipated release of the new upgraded version of WordPress,WP 3.0 – code named “Thelonious”.

Arm your vuvuzelas: WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress and the culmination of half a year of work by 218 contributors, is now available for download (or upgrade within your dashboard). Major new features in this release include:

  • A sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten.
  • Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.)
  • Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation.
  • As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click, and blah blah blah just watch the video.

For a more comprehensive look at everything that has improved in 3.0 check out 3.0?s Codex page or the long list of issues in Trac.

The BlaBla Blog will move to 3.0 over the coming weekend, once we’ve backup our database.

Once we are upgraded, regular readers can expect some small changes to the site in order to take advantage of some of the new features. What won’t change is our commitment to continue bringing you, our readers and friends, the best possible South African Infotainment experience!


  1. Eeeeeeeeeeeek!

    In my experience upgrades just cause trouble …

    *Cin runs away*

  2. Now don't go spilling the bubbly as you run! We'll need it to toast Englands' victory later tonight!

    • I would NEVER spill, Pete!


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