The popular web publishing platform reached today version 2.9 (see official announcement) and it comes with notable new features and a whole bunch of bug fixes. WordPress is one of the most popular, open-source platforms for blogging, and also the platform of choice for many people who need a complete content management system.
The highlights of this release, codenamed 'Carmen', include:
- global undo (or 'trash') feature, which eliminates the messages asking if you want to delete each comment or post, and instead sends those into the trash
- a built-in image editor which offers basic image manipulation functions, like edit, crop, rotate, flip or image scaling
- batch plugin updates, which allows for updating several plugins at once, and also verify if the plugins are compatible with new WordPress releases
- video embeds only by pasting a URL which will turn into embed code, with support for YouTube, Daily Motion and Google Video to mention a few
WordPress 2.9 also comes with a large number of many smaller features and bug fixes.