The news this week is almost all WordPress 2.3. The latest release is out with built-in tags and a lot of other improvements. WordPress.com continues to be banned in Turkey and elsewhere. The WordPress Podcast is out with a new episode. There are new tag WordPress Plugins for WordPress 2.3. The international WordPress community is setting up WordCamps around the world. WordPress.com gets tags, and many are only semi-happy. More “bad” WordPress Themes reported. And I share a few rumors and more WordPress news.
WordPress 2.3 Released: WordPress 2.3 is available for download. With more than 351 tickets in the WordPress Trac closed in time for this release, and the great new features, this is one of the most anticipated and welcome releases of WordPress in a long time.
There have been some thrilled folks who have had successful upgrades, and some disappointed WordPress users who find the new built-in tagging feature to be less than stellar, though there are new Plugins which promise to enhance the basic tagging feature. I wrote a summary of news on WordPress 2.3 and here are more of the highlights, tips, and news on WordPress 2.3: