WordPress 2.9 is out!

WordPress 2.9 is out – with some brilliant new features!

Recycle Bin – “Trash” feature

Have you every accidentally deleted a post, only to find that you clicked on the wrong button? If you’ve not done that before, some day you will! Haha, I’m not trying to be nasty, but frankly, accidents do happen. But WordPress 2.9 brings good news, with the implementation of a “Trash” feature, that works like the recycle bin in Windows. Accidentally deleted something? Now you can undo it.

Built In Image Editor

Now adding images to your blog post is easier than ever! With the new built in image editor, you can scale, crop, rotate and flip your images right from the WordPress admin screen.

wordpress image editor

Batch plugin update

Got outdated plugins… and lots of them? With WordPress 2.9, you can now update 10 plugins at once. Plus, before you do so, WordPress lets you know whether the plugin update would be compatible for you! Hurray! No more “upgrading then finding the plugin is incompatible” nasty issues.

Easier Video Embedding

Like video? Now you can embed videos in your blog posts easier than ever. Just specify the video URL in one line, and it gets embedded automagically when you publish. Now works with YouTube, Daily Motion, Blip.tv, Flickr, Hulu, Viddler, Qik, Revision3, Scribd, Google Video, Photobucket, PollDaddy, and WordPress.tv… and more to come in the next release!

So what are you waiting for? Read more about the update in the WordPress.org blog, and upgrade to WordPress 2.9 now!