Wordpress V. 2.1 or Ella is Out!


On behalf of the WordPress.org community of commiters, contributers, and volunteers, I’m very proud to announce the immediate availability of WordPress 2.1 “Ella”, named for jazz vocalist Ella Fitzgerald.

Official Blog Post


Thanks for that,

Thanks for that, diddy1.

<Sigh> In the past few weeks, I upgraded a number of blogs to 2.0.6, and then 2.0.7.

I guess this is just me, complaining. <grin>


sheesh all this updating every week is getting to be a PIA

That's true, but ...

True, but take a look at this:

You can set any "page" to be the front page of your site, and put the latest posts somewhere else, making it much easier to use WordPress as a content management system.

Nice. It also comes bundled with an updated Akismet plugin.

I thought that one was

I thought that one was interestingly OT:

New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldn’t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.

LOL. I didn't know what to

LOL. I didn't know what to make of that. I guess there are some circumstances in which a blog owner might favor that, but I can't think of one.

Autosave makes sure you

Autosave makes sure you never lose a post again.


Exactly Diane, I wouldn't

Exactly Diane, I wouldn't have thought there was a surge of feature requests for this one.

Maybe there's been a falling out ;)

That was funny, Nick. I

That was funny, Nick. I guess it's the way you phrased it. LOL

30 blogs

We have an agreement with many of our clients to keep their blogs up to par with the security patching.. what a pain in the rear...

Before you upgrade ...

I'd check what's going on in the WordPress forums. While some people aren't having problems, others are:

I think this is a conspiracy

I think this is a conspiracy to keep liberal webmasters busy during the State of the Union address in America.

My favorites:Much more

My favorites:

  • Much more efficient database code, faster than previous versions. Domas Mituzas from MySQL went over all our queries with a fine-toothed comb.
  • More AJAX to make custom fields, moderation, deletions, and more all faster.
  • The dashboard now loads instantly
  • A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

And for those with Upgrade headaches,

Based on everything we’ve learned in the past 3 years of doing WordPress, we’ve decided to shift to a more frequent release schedule like Ubuntu, with major releases coming several times a year. So, for the first time in WordPress’ history, I have an answer to when the next version is coming out: April 23rd.

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