WordPress 2.9 Is Available

By Daniel Scocco - 0 minute read

If you visit WordPress.org you will notice that the classic blue download button now says “Download WordPress 2.9”. This is a major upgrade, and brings some really cool new features, including:

  • Trash bin (no more problems with accidentally deleting posts or pages)
  • Built-in image editor
  • Batch plugin update
  • Easier video integration
  • rel=”canonical” tag support
  • database optimization

The interesting thing is that when I logged into my WordPress dashboard a couple of minutes ago I didn’t see the message “Your WordPress version is out of date. Please upgrade!”. I am guessing that since 2.9 is not a security release they are not displaying that message to users of older versions.

Either way I am waiting a bit to upgrade. It is possible that within a couple of weeks version 2.9.1 will be released fixing some small bugs.

What about you, are you running 2.9 already? Are you liking it?

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34 Responses to “WordPress 2.9 Is Available”

  • Starting a blog

    @Lee Ka Hoong Try adding the wp-super cache plug in to your blog. This should help speed it up some.

  • Lee Ka Hoong

    I’ve yet to upgrade my wordpress blog to the latest version. I’m curious whether the latest version would improve the blog loading speed?

    My blog is loading slightly slow, and I’m going to upgrade to the latest version and see how’s it going.


  • Aminul Islam Sajib

    I think WordPress 2.9 can’t fetch RSS.

  • Jamal

    One small question for updating the wordpress whether i want to backup all myposts or just update the core with autoupdate

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