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WordPress 3.1 Beta Released

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The WordPress 3.1 Beta has been released for your weekend testing enjoyment.

This first beta release is certainly more stable than the alpha releases, but you might want to avoid using it on a regular live site at this time.

If you’re itching to try 3.1, be sure to check out all the new features, including Post Formats.

If you’re upgrading an existing blog, please backup your files and database first, for when you need to make a hasty retreat.

Stop by the Alpha/Beta section of the support forums for help with any problems that you meet.

Have you tried the WordPress 3.1 Beta yet? What do you think so far?

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  1. Paul Hastings (2 comments.) says:

    I’ve been running the 3.1 alpha on a live install and haven’t had any problems yet.

  2. Felix Ple?oianu (2 comments.) says:

    Been playing with the beta a little on my dev server. I can’t seem to find Post Formats in the admin (derp), but the other additions look good. The admin bar in the front-end makes the Universal Edit Button obsolete; internal linking is really useful too. Didn’t notice any bugs, but then again, I’m a lightweight user.

  3. Stephanie (11 comments.) says:

    I’ve got beta1 running on my live site now. I’ve been using the post formats and it works pretty well. I’ve added support to my theme for a few formats, and will get support for the rest of them in there sooner or later. (The post formats needs theme support before you can see it in the admin editor.)

    The admin bar on the front end really annoyed me; that should be something you can set in options and IMHO it should default to ‘off’.

    • gestroud says:

      I agree with Stephanie 100%, but my problem is slightly different.

      WP 3.1 is being used on a test site, and the admin bar isn’t displaying at all. But, the navigation menu in my header is pushed down about 15px below where it should be. Since it’s still Beta, I can’t complain.



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