WordPress 2.9 was released yesterday and amongst the 80-plus improvements / new features is the decline of the famous “Hello World” post.
The first post on any new installation is now titled Welcome and includes tips for new users. Lovely.
Other changes of note are:
- Trash status for posts, pages, and comments (includes restore and permanent delete)
- Display comments in descending date order, consistently (which could have saved me some confusion back when)
- Image editing
- Make codex link open in a new window (great for those of us who refer to it often)
Fortunately, there's no significant change to the Administration panel, so we don't have to rewire all those WordPress synapses we've built over time.
See the full list of new features in WordPress 2.9.