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.
With version 2.9 you can put the post into trash with ability to restore it or delete permanently later.
Move to Trash to the left from the
If you put something into Trash then
Trash link will apper at the items list. For example take a look on the posts list.
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.
Delete Permanently functions are available via
Bulk Actions drop down list.
Every post has separate thumbnail image attribute now. We can link thumbnail image to the post using
Set thumbnaillink at the
Post Thumbnailsection 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.
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.