Rather spookily I’d been reading some things about nice new things in the upcoming WordPress version 3.1, such as in this post and others which I have failed miserably to make a note of (too much WILF’ing was going on at the time). Then last night when I was tweaking one of the other WordPress powered sites I have a hand in the ‘upgrade to WordPress v3.1’ message magically appeared in by admin Dashboard.

We’ll after my text this afternoon to my local WordPress guru of “have you updated your sites to WordPress 3.1” was “I hadn’t seen that news” I thought I’d throw caution to the wind and upgrade this site.

So far so good – it still works!

The most obvious change is the ‘admin bar’ at the top of the screen when you are logged in but browsing the site. It also interesting to see developments in native support for custom post types (which I’ve previously achieved via plug-ins) which along with streamlined admin pages are going to make for some tense moments with some sites I’m involved with – I see some late nights tweaking on a development server is in order. (Shh… don’t tell the family).

If all else fails this new release has prompted a new blog post from me (assuming you didn’t notice my ‘test’ posts which stayed live a little longer than I’d planned while I was testing my custom XML-RPC scripts).