WordPress 3.0 is all set release on May 1st 2010 with lots of breathtaking improvements and exciting new features which will surely bring this platform one step ahead. So, what actually we can expect to bundle up with this release? WordPress 3.0 Features Walk Through from WPCookies can give you some ideas.
WordPress.org and WordPress MU Wedding
WordPress MU and WordPress.org are all set to tie up with each other. This feature will come handy specially for large blog networks. It is an add-on for the existing users which means it won’t hurt them if they don’t want to use it. The upgrade process will be smooth and won’t cause any difficulties to existing users.
Choose Username and Password while Installing
Earlier when you do new installation WordPress automatically choose ‘admin‘ as default username and generate a random password, however in 3.0 it allows you to choose custom username and password while installing WordPress.
New Default Theme
WordPress 3 has been packaged with a new theme called ‘Twenty Ten’. This new theme is really outstanding and minimalist at the same time. Twenty Ten has some outstanding features such as Custom Background, Custom Header, Simple and Clean Look, Multi Widget Areas Supported, Two-Columns and Drop Down Menu.
WordPress 3.0 now adds support for custom background for themes. It enables ‘Background’ option in WordPress admin ‘Appearance’ tab.
Custom Post Types
This feature is due since WordPress 2.9 it allows you create different post types such as Portfolio, Products, Reviews etc.
This feature allows you to create different menu items containing Categories, Pages, External or Internal Link. It also support a widget so that you can place these menus in your sidebar as widget.
Earlier we had category specific templates which we use to develop category based templates using category-slug.php now WordPress 3 brings the same functionality for author based templates now you can create author based template files such as ‘author-chef.php’.