In the past we have already informed you a little bit about the new features of the upcoming 2.9 version of WordPress - the development does not stop and the next version has many minor changes. Improvements in security, administration.
WordPress 2.9 will have the possibility to update all your Plugins, which have an update available, in one step.
That makes maintenance work with customer's and on your own blog more simple and faster. As a little insight, here is a screenshot of the current beta.
In WordPress 2.9, there will be the ability to add an image to a post, as it's been known of magazine themes. The image need not be insert into the post. With the new feature the_post_image() you can use the new feature and thus control where to display.
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We already wrote about some new features, such as new filter and the Trash-function in WordPress. It has long been known that WordPress 2.9 will add some features for image editing - the users want these features, right in the core and not as a Plugin. You can get a first insight into the current development version. Since not everybody is working with it, here are some screenshots of the editor for images. The screenshots certainly speak for themselves:
In WordPress 2.9 there will be two new filters to adjust an excerpt (the_excerpt). Previously with the_excerpt cut off at a maximum of 55 words and add a [...]. These filters are in WordPress 2.9 expandable. To change the values, you write two functions in your theme functions.php:
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The first two years the results were pretty boring and obvious: Drupal first and Joomla 2nd. Would be great to see WordPress on top of it or at least between them.
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