WordPress 3.0, the thirteenth major release of WordPress
Is finally on the market. It took nearly half a year with over 218 contributors to get it out. I’ve had the opportunity to test it on 9 different websites and you’re going to love all the new features and the smooth sleek feel of the new default theme. The new default theme called “Twenty Ten” is a sexy looking theme that allows you to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, short links, custom menus, post types and taxonomies. In addition it has finally merged MU and WordPress giving us a new multi-site functionality which makes it possible now to run one blog or ten million from the same installation. You can even upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click. But the feature that will be get the most praise, especially from beginners and novice’s will be the new contextual Help on every screen with a quick pop down menu.
WARNING: Before you get too excited with all these new features you MUST perform a few functions before you upgrade to the new WordPress 3.0. Read below and don’t forget to watch the enclosed video(below)
WordPress Backup – 2 Easy Steps for Back up
Heed the warning I posted above. In less than a week I’ve had a dozen clients who upgraded and now they can’t recover their posts…so they’ll have to recreate every post, comment and links they had in their website. Follow these basic steps and you’ll be able to upgrade and continue on with your website with virtually no issues.