Friday, December 5, 2008 Snags Pre-release Features

Popular blogging software WordPress's latest version, a JavaScript-heavy, major update, has officially been released to the site. Millions of bloggers now automatically have access to the new features before the official release. Those who host their own copy of WordPress can nevertheless see the new version by downloading the preview version.

By upgrading the site, Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is signaling that it thinks the latest version of the open source software is ready for general use. The full release of the installable version is expected next week.

Among the largest changes is the updated, Ajaxified dashboard. Modules can be dragged around to organize the page. Plus, there is quick access to common tasks, such as writing posts and replying to comments.

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