What to expect in WordPress 2.9

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I just received an email from the WordPress Development mailing list outlining some of the major developments in WordPress 2.9. Here’s what to it says:

WordPress 2.9 is currently in beta and is expected to be ready in several weeks.

Major new features for developers:
– comments meta table
– improved support for custom post types
– register_theme_directory() for additional theme locations
– back-ported JSON encode/decode for both PHP and JavaScript

and for users:
– oEmbed support
– “Trash” for posts, pages and comments
– post thumbnails support
– basic image editor

More details are available in the Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.9 and on trac.

Some great stuff. Looking forward to it.

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