WordPress 2.1 Released

I just found out today that WordPress 2.1 was released two days ago. I made the upgrade this evening. There are some really impressive new features contained in the 2.1 release, including:

  • the “tabbed editor”, which allows switching between WSIWYG & Code View
  • the ability to set a PAGE as the front page of your blog, which will make WordPress even easier to use as a CMS for normal websites
  • the increase in speed of the administration portion of WordPress 2.1 – there’s a noticeable difference
  • the new auto-saving function

Visit WordPress for a full list of WordPress 2.1 upgrades.

The upgrade took only a few minutes after I backed up the database. It was great.

Have a look. I think you’ll like it.

  • Thanks for tipping me off on this, Jer.

    Love the new banner shot, by the way.

  • We haven’t made the plunge yet. John’s been tinkering with it for quite some time now [audihertz] but we’re pretty wary about implementing new things within days of their release.

    It’s just me, I don’t like change 😛 But I have to get used to it cause WP 2.1 (Ella) looks pretty kick ass.

  • @Jordan – You’re welcome for the tip, it should make your webdesign simpler going forward.

    @Miss 604 – Jump! You’ll love it. It only took a few minutes to make the change after the backup was done.