Blogging platform WordPress just released their 3.0 "Thelonious" update, debuting, among other things, an attractive and modern-looking default theme and a bulk plug-in, theme and installation updater. The release also includes over 1000 bug fixes and enhancements.
The new default theme, called Twenty Ten, is a welcome addition to the antiquated-looking WordPress Default 1.6 and WordPress Classic 1.5 themes. WordPress 3.0 also introduces bulk updates, which allows users to download all plug-in, theme or full WordPress updates with a single click.
Whether you've set up your own WordPress installation at home or have it running on a server somewhere, the update looks pretty appealing. Still, as with many early updates of this kind, we'd recommend that unless you're comfortable as a canary in the coalmine, you may want to wait a few days and keep an eye on any security patches. If you're eager to upgrade, comfortable with the risks and you've backed up everything you need, then go for it! The WordPress 3.0 update is available as a download through the website, or through the Update feature in your WordPress Dashboard. If you're ready to give your blog a new fix, it doesn't hurt to take a refresher with our guide on how to customise and trick out your WordPress blog.
WordPress 3.0 "Thelonious" [WordPress]