18 Jun 2010

WordPress 3.0 “Thelonious” Is Officially Here

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We’re very excited to help spread the news that Thelonious, the latest version of WordPress, is available for download. Read the full announcement on WordPress.org. Even better, IntenseDebate is compatible with WordPress 3.0.

Hats off to all contributors, including Beau Lebens (you know him as the code ninja behind the IntenseDebate WordPress Plugin and Gravatar Profiles).

Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten.

Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.) Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation.

As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click, and blah blah blah just watch the video. (In HD, if you can, so you can catch the Easter eggs.)

via – WordPress.org

Posted by Michael Koenig in How To

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  1. Good video Matt. Just wondering though, if this is the basics and you used all that PHP in this video alone, is that standard practice in the use of this plugin? I don’t know PHP from ABC so I’m wondering if I would grasp the concepts and flexibility that PODS provides.

    Comment by Jeffro — October 30, 2009 @ 9:04 pm
  2. This isn’t so much a CMS as it is a wordpress application framework plugin. Impressive tool for developers but not for content managers.

    Comment by kgraeme — October 30, 2009 @ 9:26 pm
  3. @Jeffro – Pods does require a modest amount of PHP knowledge, even when just getting started with Pods. The goal is for the developers to set up the content types and page structures, then pass it to clients to create and manage content from the content types you’ve created.

    @kgraeme – Pods comes with full support for managing content within your new content types. It is a framework in the sense that it’s a “blank slate” for you to build from, but a CMS in that you can easily add content and manage the content you already have.

    Comment by Matt — October 31, 2009 @ 2:08 pm
  4. hi.matt.
    congratulations for your creations. it’ll be usefull for all . it’s fine
    so i am amateur webmaster, and by this pods cms app where i have found the solution for a couple projects of mine.
    how you have notice , i still using the CMS plattform by wordpress.com,
    i want to begin a new blog or website using wordpress, how could i use
    PODS CMS ON IT, I NEED TO PAY or something like that? you offer any options for paid upgrades for enhanced functionality to wordpress.com.
    thanks a lot

    Comment by homologacioneslatinmedica — November 16, 2009 @ 2:45 am
  5. To use a system like Pods, you’re going to need to get started with a self-hosted WordPress install. Then you can install Pods and use it just like this.

    Comment by Ryan Markel — November 19, 2009 @ 4:50 am
  6. Matt: Abso-freakin-awesome… I can’t wait to use this plugin.

    Comment by Tony Chung — December 20, 2009 @ 11:01 am
  7. Great video, very helpful for a quick first-run with pods. Thanks for putting that together.

    Comment by steve — December 28, 2009 @ 12:34 am
  8. Superb video – such a good run through of what pods can do. Thank you.

    Comment by Andrew Davies — January 28, 2010 @ 7:35 pm
  9. Excellent video. Thank you for this. Really impressed by the features of Pods.

    Comment by design_dolphin — May 12, 2010 @ 7:51 pm
  10. Simply amazing!

    This plugin is better than original WordPress 3.0 custom-types! Congratulations for the Pods team! 😉

    Comment by Pablo Almeida — June 4, 2010 @ 2:41 am
  11. Great great plugin – I believe this will change the world of WordPress. I have beening looking for this for a while and finally found it here. I will leave a feedback in the WordPress plugin directory after trying it – I’m sure it will be a five star 🙂

    Comment by john — August 2, 2010 @ 6:23 pm
  12. Approaches an ExpressionEngine light for WP. Very impressive and pretty amazing this isn’t included in WP as a default.

    Comment by Erwin Heiser — August 7, 2010 @ 10:14 am
  13. This plugin seems nice but for web agencies who are already familiar or adept to customizing a template would just make this plugin irrelevant for their clients. Clients or the end users would just like to see how the site looks after the design and use it instantly, in our experience its rare a client would know how to type in Classes or php scripts, this may become difficult on their part rather than just hiring a designer.

    We normally crack the whole template and design a client’s site within a day only without compromising the looks/layout of the site.

    Just balancing…but this plugins works well for some developers.

    Comment by mybers — August 13, 2010 @ 9:03 am

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