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WordPress 3.1 was released yesterday with a massive fanfare. The fact it’s now a 3.1 release means that there’s significant new features added, rather than just bug fixes.

What’s New?

Although there’s a full list of updates on WordPress’ website, here’s the features I’m most looking forward to:-

  • Internal Linking - Auto target keywords to get links to your best or most relevant posts. I’m really looking forward to this one! It’s something that WordPress has needed for ages, as internal linking is a crucial yet often ignored part of SEO. This makes it a lot easier to manage.
  • Admin Bar - Browsing your blog as an admin allows you to make quick & simple changes via a black bar along the top of the site. I’m not sure if this is a good thing or not, I’ve played with it on You’re Supposed to Be At Home & it blends in with the header navigation too much for my liking. Can you change the colour of it?
  • Post Formats - This is very interesting. Basically, you can have a different style of post depending on what that post is about. A large comment list will display differently from a video. I’m really looking forward to play with this!

Upgrading?

I’ve upgraded (I’m often very cautious and generally wait to x.x.1 release, which spots a few bug fixes & security updates), but noticed that a few people are having problems. Remember to backup before upgrading!

Favourite Parts of the new WordPress?

What’s your favourite parts of the new WordPress? Have you had a play around with Post Formats? If you have, share them in the comments, I’d love to see them!