WordPress 2.9 Carmen- What’s New?

by Shubham on December 27, 2009

WordPress 2.9 is released and out for upgrades to the new version named “Carmen”.The version is named after Carmen McRae a jazz singer. This time WordPress is loaded with many new options, so you can have play with many more features. The main features I have actually seen so far are the addition of the “post thumbnail box” in the writing screen, Trash status for posts, pages, and comments (includes restore and permanent delete).

Here is the list of the major WordPress changes made in version 2.9:

Built-in Image Editor– Now you can crop, edit, rotate, flip, and scale your images inside the WordPress. You can use the edit image option in the library to do that for you. Now you can say Goodbye to your paint or photoshop (unless you don’t have too add some effects).

Easier video embeds– It allows you to just copy and paste the url and it magically turns it into the proper embed code, with Oembed support for YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, andWordPress.tv (and more to be added in the next release).

Global undo/”trash” feature– Which means if you have accidentally deleted a post, page or comment you can bring it back from the grave( i.e. the trash). This also eliminates the “Are you sure” messages which used to prompt on every delete.

Batch plugin update and compatibility checking– Which means you can update 10 plugins at once instead of making multiple clicks. The new compatibility data gives you better information about whether your plugin’s are compatible with the latest version of WordPress or not.

You can have a look at the WordPress Codex for more new features.

Well these where my find. Do comment here, what you think about the new WordPress Carmen. Do share things you find new from the previous versions.

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    { 7 comments… read them below or add one }

    avatar Tinh December 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I do not like WP 2.9 frankly but I had to upgrade


    avatar Daniel December 29, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Upgrading caused major issues for a lot of people. The new thumbnailing is bad and not recommended. If you are also experiencing the Facebook Share thumbnail not appearing issue, follow these instructions http://danielhaim.com/2009/12/wordpress-how-to/… to downgrade to 2.8 from 2.9


    avatar Tinh December 30, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    The 2.9.2 Candidate 1 just released and you should upgrade too


    avatar Shubham January 1, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks for the update…! Will update it.!
    .-= Shubham´s last blog ..Nexus One- Google’s New Android Phone =-.


    avatar Uttoran Sen January 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm

    haven’t upgraded yet, waiting for another update from wordpress as the current version 2.9 is having some bugs…
    .-= Uttoran Sen´s last blog ..2010 Plans – Big Dreams =-.


    avatar NADA January 3, 2010 at 4:20 am

    I’ve been looking all over for this!



    avatar Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats January 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    I definitely love the new features in 2.9 . inbuilt image editing & trash are the coolest one’s
    .-= Rajesh Kanuri @ TechCats´s last blog ..Sunday Morning : Weekly Roundup #1 =-.


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