WordPress 2.9 was released today and features a ton of additions. Amongst the new features and fixes:
- Batch Plugin updates (a-w-e-s-o-m-e)
- Built-in Image Editor
- oEmbed support
- Trash can (awesome – prevent accidents)
- Post Thumbnails (awesome)
- Sidebar Descriptions
- Better Custom Post Type API integration
and a bunch more features.
One feature that I struggled using was the Batch Plugin Updater. Not because it’s hard to use (it’s quite the opposite), but because I couldn’t find it! Turns out the batch plugin updater is tucked in under Tools –> Upgrade.
Personally, I feel a more intuitive spot would be right on the plugins page, perhaps in the Updates Available tab or as a bulk option in the existing bulk options drop down menu, but that’s a minor quibble with an awesome feature that’ll save time for everyone using WordPress 2.9.