Download WordPress 2.9 to Get 5 Great New Features

By 19-12-2009   BloggingDownloadsWordPress

Now WordPress bloggers can download the latest release of WordPress 2.9 and power up their blogs with new features and admin tools. Some of the coolest new features are –

1.  Thrash it– Deleting posts, pages and comments will no longer delete them forever, but place them in Thrash instead. So if you accidentally delete a post or comment, you can undelete it from the Trash. Also when you delete comments, there are no more annoying confirmation requests, I am sure that is a big relief.

2. Image editor – There were hints that WordPress 2.9 was getting a basic image editor. Now you can crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images easily and this will really be useful to bloggers who use external image editors now.

3. Batch plugin update – Now you don’t need to upgrade all plugins one at a time. WordPress 2.9 lets you update multiple plugins at once. The compatibility data from plugins directory ensures your plugins are compatible with new releases of WordPress.

4. Easier video embeds –  I used to use a WordPress plugin to do this, but now WordPress can do this by default.  WordPress 2.9 features Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv – which means you simply paste the url of the video and WordPress will convert to the correct video embed code automatically.

5.  Database optimization support – WordPress has some cool tricks activated in the backend which provides automatic WordPress database optimization! Edit your wp-config.php file and add
define('WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true);

These are just a few of the tweaks behind this release. What are you waiting for – Download WordPress 2.9 today.

 

15 comments on “Download WordPress 2.9 to Get 5 Great New Features

  1. HealthBlogumentary Powered By Wordpress says:

    Thanks for pointing this out. I just updated my blog to wordpress 2.9 without even knowing the new features included. I will start to implement them right away.

  2. Bina says:

    I’m gonna LOVE the “Batch plugin update”. Maybe now, I’ll actually do my updates as often as I’m supposed to ;~)

  3. Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with 'sketch') says:

    That’s spelled “trash”–though the idea of a “thrash” feature in WP is really entertaining.

  4. Nova says:

    How Database optimization support works actually? Can someone give some details about it?

  5. Harsh Agrawal says:

    I was so excited about wordpress 2.9 but after its release when I updated it, I landed with 2-3 tech issues… I checked into the forum and realize its not only me
    other users are facing similar issues…

  6. WP Download says:

    It’s sweet, more secured and feature. I reaaly love wordpress. But I do not like WP because they to many update. Now it’s 2.91 beta lolll

  7. sharath says:

    works like charm :) love the cool new features

  8. akshara says:

    sounds really good..am gonna try this out..n thnxx for d video

  9. Jim says:

    This is what I love about wordpress… the new releases. Just keeps getting better and better.

  10. Flashing Beacon  says:

    i also like the resizing tool of Flickr aside from the easy upload and download interface it provides`’;

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