The next installment of WordPress is here! WordPress 3.0 “Thelonius” is the 13th major release since May 2003 and boasts some huge improvements to the menu system, new and improved api’s for custom backgrounds, headers and custom post types (I personally think the custom post types is one of the best updates yet and I can’t wait to see what sites the community will develop utilising this functionality).
They’ve also bundled in a new default theme – “Twenty Ten” – that provides a solid baseline if you’re looking to get into some child theme development.
Overall it is a wonderful achievement – a big thanks and congratulations to the team at Automattic and all the contributors around the world!
For a full list of the 3.0 highlights and features head on over to the Codex. And as always – remember to do a thorough backup of your database and files before hitting that update button.