WordPress 3.0 final was released into the wild today, and guess what? I’m using it.
I’ve been using the WordPress 3.0 RC1, RC2, and RC3 for a while, using the WordPress Beta Tester plugin, and so far it’s been relatively painless. A few of the plugins weren’t working, which I stupidly forgot to note, so that I could pass it along to the plugin developers, but overall it has been very stable.
Who’s to say how much of a pain it’s going to cause me at work, given the proprietary nature of some of my company’s in-house developed plugins. We try to build things the “WordPress” way, so hopefully there are only a few minor hiccups.
As to security, I once again wish that WordPress would adopt a two-pronged release strategy. Yes, go ahead and release the latest, greatest bleeding edge version as your main release. But please, PLEASE, start a long-term-support (LTS) branch. Or not. Whatever.
The back-end is a touch cleaner, although I can’t exactly put my finger on all the changes, other than the color. (I suppose I could do a side-by-side, but that would be too easy, wouldn’t it.)
Long story short, I’m working on building some new theme templates that take advantage of the new menu system and a few of the other additions. It’s exciting finding a new theme function! (NERD!)