WordPress 2.1

Sensible things to do at 2330 probably don’t include upgrading blogging software, but the new WordPress 2.1 release has so many whizzy bits that I’m itching to try it out. Immediate notables include:

  • Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again [hooray!!]
  • Our new tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
  • Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions
  • Completely redone visual editor [wonder whether it’s any more user-friendly…]
  • More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster.
  • New version of Akismet.

Plus over 500(!) bug fixes. I’ll take the blog down while I upgrade, just to be safe…back in a bit, hopefully.

Update: All done. Looks most swish so far. I’ll properly try it out tomorrow, but the visual editor immediately seems far superior. The whole thing feels much snappier too, but that could be my imagination.