The long awaited, and I must say a little overdue WordPress 3.0 was released today. It has a bevy of new features – some in particular will cause massive headaches to larger CRM platforms providers.

New features in this release include all new APIs that allow us to implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus, post types, and taxonomies. We also get the merging of MU and WordPress, which for me has always been crazy to be separate. I think the custom post types is the most important new feature as we are developing some sites that rely on this new feature. See below for video.

We must also remember that contributions to make this open source software possible come from around 218 people from many different countries). These are the folks that make WordPress the amazing kit it is and in the words of WordPress’s Matt Mullenburg “whose collaboration and hard work enable us to build something greater than the sum of our parts.”

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