WordPress 3.1 is released; Codenamed “Reinhardt”

After releasing the RC 3 and RC 4 versions of the next big update to WordPress, the WordPress Team has released the final stable version of the WordPress 3.1 “Reinhardt.”

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The long-awaited fourteenth release of WordPress is now available to download and install on your blog. WordPress 3.1 is named as “Reinhardt” in honor of the jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.

An excerpt from the official announcement from the wordpress team:

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.

There are a lot of new and exciting features which have been added to this major WordPress 3.1 release. WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination. So, upgrade your blog now if you have not already done so.

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

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  1. I have updated several of my sites to the latest version of WordPress and I have to admit I LOVE it. The new admin bar is great, but my favorite feature has to be the easier inter-linking of other pages on your site!


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