Rochen is a specialist hosting company with extensive experience hosting a number of todays most popular open source scripts like WordPressDrupal and Joomla, among others. With this blog post we’re highlighting one of these excellent projects, namely WordPress.

WordPress, the world’s most popular blogging platform, and the same one we use here on our own Rochen blog has recently released their newest version, WordPress 3.

Some of the new features added are:

  • WordPress and WordPress MU have merged, allowing the management of multiple sites (called Multisite) from one WordPress installation.
  • New Custom Menu Management feature, allows creation of custom menus combining posts, pages, categories, tags, and links for use in theme menus or widgets.
  • Support for Shortlinks.
  • Ability to set the admin username and password during installation.

A full list of the changes can be found here:

Many of these cosmetic changes  help provide a smoother user experience, as well as that, additional developer tools and changes have added even more power to WordPress.

If you currently run a WordPress Blog on Rochen, be sure to login to your admin panel and follow the links/steps to upgrade to WordPress 3.

We’ve included a Video highlighting some of the new features and changes in WordPress 3 for our readers below:

In my next blog post, I’ll focus on Joomla and the upcoming Joomla 1.6 release which is now already in Beta. Look out for that!

– Brad

Brad Baker has been a member of the Rochen team since early 2003 and is a founding member of the Joomla! Open Source Project. He currently is part of the Joomla LeadershipTeam, and also blogs here.