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On the official WordPress site, Matt Mullenweg announced the long-awaited release of WordPress 3.1.

We published an article in September called What’s Coming in WordPress 3.1 (Features) to provide you a preview of the features that may be featured. In this article, we’ll show you what features made it into the release, along with some cool screenshots, and what things didn’t.


Post Formats in WordPress

WordPress 3.1

In WordPress 3.1, you now have the option of having numerous Post Formats. What exactly are Post Formats? Post Formats are meta data that themes can utilize to change the display of a post. In plain English, a post format is a way to style a certain post. You can use this feature to set the “format” of a specific post’s display. This feature improves WordPress’ microblogging capabilities because you can now have videos, links, photographs, audios, quotes, statuses, and more all in one spot, and they’ll all be designed appropriately. For developers, it’s similar to Custom Taxonomies, except that it’s more organized and has standardization built-in. Users are now able toMore themes like Wumblr – Microblogging Theme for WordPress are on the way.


Here are the What, Whys, and How to’s of Post Formats in WordPress 3.1 for developers.


Admin Bar for WordPress

WordPress Admin Bar Screenshot

If you’ve ever used a blog, you’ll know what I’m talking about. An administration bar will be added to WordPress 3.1 to connect the back end to the front end of your blog. This feature is particularly beneficial for multisite users, but it is also handy for single-site users because it enables one-click access to the dashboard, new post form, and other features. This is the “first step toward a front-end editor,” according to Matt Mullenweg.


WordPress Internal Linking


WordPress SEO benefits greatly from internal links. Previously, if a blogger wanted to include links to previous articles, they had to open a new tab in their browser, locate the url, and then paste it in. In WordPress 3.1, the core team included an internal linking system that lets you search your database for the proper post to connect to. You must use the Visual Post Editor to make a hyperlink in order to use this function. As you can see in the screenshot above, there’s a new option available.


Pagination and Columns with Ajax



Previously, sorting through the pagination of WordPress posts was a chore. Now all you have to do is type the number of the page you wish to visit. Additionally, columns can now be sorted. There is an arrow right next to the title, as you can see.


Refreshing the Admin Blue Theme



The Admin Panel’s Blue Theme received a UI redesign. This is the main ticket for it.


Queries for Advanced Taxonomy

This isn’t for beginners, but we believe developers would appreciate it. This functionality will make running sophisticated queries much easier. For example, there is currently no way to request posts in the “cars” category that do not have the “BMW” tag. As a result, users are compelled to construct sophisticated category systems in order to imitate numerous taxonomies. For developers who want to push WordPress to its limits, this will make sorting posts and other post kinds a breeze. More information can be found in Multiple Taxonomy Queries.


Write Panels that are cleaner

The UI team opted to make the writing panels a lot simpler by removing a number of complex fields by default, such as the WordPress Custom Fields area, and others, because WordPress is used by audiences of all levels (beginners, intermediates, advanced, etc.). However, you may add such fields to your WordPress dashboard by going to the Screen tab and modifying them.


New Network Dashboard for Super Admins


This gives network administrators access to a new super admin dashboard that is distinct from the user-admin dashboard. It contains its own menus, pages, and other features. The usual admin dashboard for individual sites becomes less cluttered as a result of this. More information on the Network Admin Screen.


Archives for Custom Post Types

Custom Post Types were first introduced in WordPress 3.0. However, unless the developer constructs a special page for each custom post type, there was no way to have an archive page that listed a single custom post type. A new page will be created automatically in WordPress 3.1. (SWEET!)


For WordPress 3.1, there were over 2,000 commits. The core team put in a lot of effort, and the release was even postponed by two months because it was scheduled before the holidays. However, we would like to have a comprehensive version rather than one that is missing a lot of functionality. One useful feature was pushed into WordPress 3.2, and we hope to see it in the next release.


QuickPress Template Tag has been improved.

There were intentions to make QuickPress ready for custom post types and provide front-end code. For version 3.2, this has been moved. Andrew Nacin, a core developer, stated:


“A group of contributors will need to run with something like this in the end to genuinely make it adaptable.” Aside from jorbin’s excellent effort, this didn’t gain much traction.”


We’re hoping that this feature will be included in WordPress 3.1.



We’d like to express our gratitude to the WordPress core developers and everyone else who helped make this release a reality by contributing code or beta testing. It’s a fantastic release.


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