Dec 232009
 

Recently, WordPress.org had announced the availability of new WordPress version 2.9 “Carmen” in honor to jazz vocalist.

New Features of WordPress 2.9

  1. Global undo/trash  feature, which means that if you accidentally delete a post or comment you can bring it back from the grave (i.e., the Trash). This also eliminates those annoying “are you sure” messages we used to have on every delete.
  2. Built-in image editor allows you to crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images to show them who’s boss. This is the first wave of our many planned media-handling improvements.
  3. Batch plugin update and compatibility checking, which means you can update 10 plugins at once, versus having to do multiple clicks for each one, and we’re using the new compatibility data from the plugins directory to give you a better idea of whether your plugins are compatible with new releases of WordPress. This should take the fear and hassle out of upgrading.
  4. Easier video embeds that allow you to just paste a URL on its own line and have it magically turn it into the proper embed code, with Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv (and more in the next release).

How To Upgrade To Version 2.9 ?

The steps are quite simple and automatic. On your dashboard, you will notice a message”WordPress 2.9 is available! Please update now.” Just click the link and go to upgrade WordPress page.

Then press Upgrade Automatically button. It will upgrade automatically within a second.

Congratulations! WordPress upgraded successfully.

Let see what’s the new features from WordPress after upgrading:

Conclusion:

I recommend all WordPress users to upgrade to this awesome version to enjoy the new features. No need to worry about your deleted posts or comments because you can still recovering it from the trash. Cool huh! Last but not least, if you want to know more features about this WordPress 2.9, please watch the below short video by WordPress.

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