Here you go, the endless updates to everybody’s favorite blogging software, WordPress 9 is now available for download. Codenamed “Carmen” after the legendary jazz vocalist Carmen McRae, WordPress 9 boasts of several nice features with the built-in image editor as probably the one feature you would surely like.
If you’re looking at WordPress 2.9 from the point of view of a user, here are its nicest features:
1. Global undo/”trash” feature – lets you restore posts or comments which you might have accidentally delete.
2. Built-in image editor – crop, edit, rotate, flip and scale your image attachments before publishing your post.
3. Batch plugin update and compatibility checking – lets you update 10 plugins at once, also check whether plugins are compatible with new releases of WordPress.
4. Easier video embeds – this feature is going to make all our lives easier. This will let you paste a URL on its own line and WordPress will turn it into a video embed code. Supports YouTube, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revisions3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy and WordPress.tv.
If your inclination is a bit on the technical side of Â WordPress blogs, here are just some of the features under the hood:
1. rel=canonical support for betther SEO.
2. automatic database optimization support, which you can enable in your wp-config.php file by adding define(‘WP_ALLOW_REPAIR’, true);.
3. Themese can register “post thumbnails” which allow them to attach an image to the post, especially useful for magazine-style themes
4. a new comment meta table that allows arbitrary key/value pairs to be attached to comments, just like posts, so you can now expand greatly what you can do in the comment framework.
5. Custom post types have been upgraded with better API support so you can juggle more types than just post, page, and attachment.
Alright, time to do some WordPress upgrading folks. Good luck!
Originally posted on December 19, 2009 @ 10:30 am