Weblog Tools Collection: WordPress 3.1 Released

WordPress 3.1 has been released.
This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages,…

WordPress 3.1 has been released.

This release features a lightning fast redesigned linking workflow which makes it easy to link to your existing posts and pages, an admin bar so you’re never more than a click away from your most-used dashboard pages, a streamlined writing interface that hides many of the seldom-used panels by default to create a simpler and less intimidating writing experience for new bloggers (visit Screen Options in the top right to get old panels back), and a refreshed blue admin scheme available for selection under your personal options.

All together, this release fixes more than 820 issues.

Users can upgrade automatically via their Dashboard or use the manual instructions. As always, please contact the WordPress Support Forums if you run into any trouble.

Now that WordPress 3.1 has been released, the core developers plan 3.2  to be a shorter development cycle,  ”and include some fun improvements around plugins and the speed of the admin.”

Have you upgraded to WordPress 3.1 yet? What do you think of the new features?

BuddyPress: BuddyPress 1.2.8

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.
This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-dev…

Our next item up for bid is BuddyPress 1.2.8, which includes a few small bug fixes to the 1.2 branch of code and is a highly recommended update if you are updating to WordPress 3.1.

This release backports a few important fixes from the currently in-development 1.3 version of BuddyPress to play nicely with the new and very much improved WordPress network administration interface. We’ve also updated the bundled version of bbPress from 1.0.2 to 1.0.3, which addresses a few issues that do not effect BuddyPress directly.

Every effort has been put into supporting both WordPress 3.0 and 3.1 with this release to make updating your sites as painless as possible, so this should be another worry-free update!