WordPress 3.1 was released on February 22 and is codenamed “Reinhardt” in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. WordPress 3.1 is a major release and it includes a lot of enhancements for normal users and developers.
The release is sure to contain some security fixes too so and I immediately backed up my WordPress blog and updated via WordPress admin console just like what I did in 3.0. WordPress 3.1 aims to make WP installation an ultimate CMS mean machine. Quoting WordPress blog
This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.
There’s a bucket of candy for developers as well, including our new Post Formats support which makes it easy for themes to create portable tumblelogs with different styling for different types of posts, new CMS capabilities like archive pages for custom content types, a new Network Admin, an overhaul of the import and export system, and the ability to perform advanced taxonomy and custom fields queries.
I like the new admin bar dashboard, I find it really useful.
To my fellow WordPress bloggers out there: Have you updated to WordPress 3.1 already?
Feel free to leave some comments below.