[*** UPDATE 7:22pm: WordPress 2.9.1 just came out. Download it here. ***]
We have been getting familiar with the new WordPress 2.9 Carmen. It has some neat stuff. Here is a quick summery of some of things we have checked out so far.
- Bulk plugin updater.
- Built-in image editor with the ability to crop (with aspect ratio), rotation flip and undo.
- Supports Embed which makes embedding third-party photos and video so much easier.
- If you delete someting, you have 30 days to decide if you want to keep it.
- Support for “rel=canonical” for better Search Engine Optimization.
- Updated support for Simplepie and TinyMCE WYSIWYG editing
- “When you’re editing files in the theme and plugin editors it remembers your location and takes you back to that line after you save. (Thank goodness!!!)” Thank goodness indeed!!!!!!
- Better on-the-fly blogging with an upgrade of their “Press This” bookmarklet
Lookout for 2.9.1 in the next couple of days. In the meantime, checkout the official release video from the WordPress folks below.