It’s been a while science the last update of WordPress, and we already discussed here few of the new features of WordPress version 2.8. There have been some additional updates for the security reasons, the last one being WordPress 2.8.4, which brought some more improvements. So lets take a deeper look into what your new WordPress can do and how you can use the main improvements for your advantage. Using them properly you’ll safe a lot of time for creating unique content and promotion.
For the majority of the bloggers who use WordPress this feature is the most useful and longed-for. It is now very easy to edit, preview and delete WP themes from within your administrator dashboard. You can easily browse, install and maintain WordPress themes using your new theme manager.
Edit post section
Another awesome feature every WordPress blogger has been longing for. Now you do not have to go to the page to see the post comments, all the comments belonging to a specific post can easily be reached in your dashboard. This improvement gives you an opportunity to overview the post and delete, edit or mark the comments as spam.
Personally I think this is a great if not the best improvement WordPress 2.8 has. You now are able to drag and drop widgets from the widget collection of yours over your sidebars. If you have multiple sidebars you now see them and their contents and settings. Plus you are now able to add multiple instances of the same widget.
Every new version of WordPress has some improvements for the dashboard. The latest improvements include contextual menus. This means that specific help options are displayed in the upper part of every screen you are in. You’ll also notice the increased speed of the dashboard.
As mentioned above there have been additional releases for the sake of security, thus if you have not still updated it is strongly recommended to do so.
Well, what are the new WordPress features you especially like and longed for?
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As you may have guessed from the title - below are some WordPress tutorials that you might find handy. I tried to pick up the most easy to follow and fruitful in results tutorials.
If you’ve been wondering how the WP themes are created here is a small roundup of the best tutorials on designing WordPress themes for beginners:
* So You Want to Create Wordpress Themes, Huh?
Actually this is not a one tutorial but a series of 16 lessons on almost every aspect of Wordpress theme development. I think every beginner should read this.
* How to Create WordPress Themes from Scratch.
This is a step-by-step tutorial in 3 parts on how to design a WP theme from scratch. This is a very popular tutorial, clearly written and easy to follow. Great place to start if you are looking for a comprehensive guide on designing and coding a theme.
* How to Create a WordPress Theme from Scratch.
Another step-by-step tutorial in two parts, covering the basics of WordPress theme development.
If you have updated to the latest WordPress version below are tutorials you might find handy:
* The Ultimate Wordpress 2.8 Optimization Guide will teach you how to speed up your blog.
* Build A WordPress 2.8 Widget With The New Widget API is a very good tutorial if you plan to create a widget for your new WordPress.
* Tag descriptions in WordPress 2.8 will teach you how to add descriptions to your tags and answer the question why you should add them at the first place.
Are there some tutorials you’d like to share with us?
P.S.: Don’t be shy and submit your wp themes to WPDaddy free WordPress themes collection.