January 26, 2007

WordPress 2.1 Ella released

by Brian Turner

Computers & Internet

WordPress has released it’s next stage software platform for bloggers, WordPress 2.1 – named Ella.

Improvements to the software include the ability to make it work better as a Content Management System (CMS). According to Matt Mullenweg, lead coder at WordPress, the use of SQL queries has also been extensively revisited to make WordPress more efficient.

Additional improvements include over 550 bug fixes.

WordPress has fast become the most popular blogging platform on the internet. Not only is it free, but it also offers a range of useful features, and a very extensive developer support community, meaning that there are an extended range of additional options available for users of the software.

While blog spam has traditionally been a problem throughout the blogosphere, WordPress comes with a powerful anti-spam plugin called Akismet which is extremely efficient at preventing blog spam on WordPress blogs, when activated.

For those new to blogging, WordPress offers free hosting of blogs to make the process easier via WordPress.com, which showcases some of the more popular blogs.

Overall, it’s good to see the WordPress platform continue to be improved, though there is still yet room to improve it’s functionality as a dedicated CMS.

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