WordPress 2.0

By Matt. Filed under Development, Releases.

December 31, 2005

The WordPress community is very proud to present the next generation of WordPress to the world, our 2.0 “Duke” release, named in honor of jazz pianist and composer Duke Ellington. We’ve been working long and hard to bring you this release, and I hope you enjoy using it as much as we’e enjoyed working on it. In this release we’ve focused a tremendous amount on what we believe to be the core of blogging — the writing interface. Before you upgrade from an earlier version, remember that this is a major release and thousands of lines of code have changed. Before upgrading it’s always good, just in case, to make a backup of your database and WordPress files. It only takes a few minutes and gives you a total safety net if for whatever reason things don’t work. It is also probably a good idea to turn off your plugins, and activate them one-by-one after you’ve upgraded. Without further ado, you can download WordPress 2 right now. Read on for more information about what we think you’ll love about Duke.

User Features

Developer Features

On the backend we’ve done a ton of changes to clean up code, make things more consistent, and enable a lot of new types of applications to be built on top of WordPress.

You may have noticed our design has changed quite a bit. We’ve also moved WordPress.org to a newer, faster server. There were a few issues with the move which is why we’ve held off for a few days on announcing 2.0. Everything seems to be smooth sailing now.


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