WordPress 2.9 new features

WordPress 2.9

WordPress 2.9


WordPress development team is near the time when the first beta 2.9 version will be available. There are a lot of new features appeared in this version. The full list of new features is available here http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.9
As the development 2.9-rare version is already available for testing let’s look together on the some features which the most noticeable for the every WordPress user. There are:
- Content (post, page, comment, media library item) trash status;
- Post thumbnail;
- Image Editor.

Trash status

With version 2.9 you can put the post into trash with ability to restore it or delete permanently later.
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Just click Move to Trash to the left from the Publish button.
If you put something into Trash then Trash link will apper at the items list. For example take a look on the posts list.
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We have Trash tab at the top to see the trashed posts only. Empty Trash link at the bottom of Trash list allows to clear all trashed posts at once. Restor and Delete Permanently functions are available via Bulk Actions drop down list.

Post thumbnail

Post thumbnail

Post thumbnail


Every post has separate thumbnail image attribute now. We can link thumbnail image to the post using Set thumbnail link at the Post Thumbnail section at the left of the post edit screen form. It is the good news. Not so good news is that there is no way to use it for usual WordPress user without PHP developer skills. To show post thumbnails we need to have WordPress theme which support them or put the_post_image() to the right place in the theme files manually.

Image Editor

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We can make simple modifications with images uploaded into Media Library now. Open Media Library, click Show link and then Edit Image button. Look on the Image Editor screen-shot below.
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Good work. Thanks to WordPress developers. Let’s wait a little for WordPress 2.9 release which will definitely make our blogger’s life a little easier.

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