Jan 25 2007

DreamHost One-Click Install of WordPress 2.1 Released

DreamHost has released the One-Click Install of WordPress 2.1 (Ella). Ella was released by wordpress 3 days ago and there are some very interesting additions.

I have not installed Ella on Armenian Eagle yet because I want to test it on my other blogs so that I can see all of the new features. Even though for me there are only a few features that are really exciting, for many who use wordpress, most of these features will be amazing. Good job wordpress and keep it up.

Here are the new features in Ella:

* Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.
* Our new tabbed editor allows you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post.
* The lossless XML import and export makes it easy for you to move your content between WordPress blogs.
* Our completely redone visual editor also now includes spell checking.
* New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldnā??t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.
* You can set any ā??pageā? to be the front page of your site, and put the latest posts somewhere else, making it much easier to use WordPress as a content management system.
* Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.
* Links in your blogroll now support sub-categories and you can add categories on the fly.
* Redesigned login screen from the Shuttle project.
* More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster. My favorite is the comments page, which new lets you approve or unapprove things instantly.
* Pages can now be drafts, or private.
* Our admin has been refreshed to load faster and be more visually consistent.
* The dashboard now instantly and brings RSS feeds asynchronously in the background.
* Comment feeds now include all the comments, not just the last 10.
* Better internationalization and support for right-to-left languages.
* The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.
* A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

2.1 also includes over 550 bug fixes.

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About the author

Timothy Haroutunian

Timothy Haroutunian is a ServiceNow Cloud Implementation Specialist at Acorio. ServiceNow is an IT Management solution that allows for a complete view of your IT and physical environment.

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