WordPress 3.1 RC 1 Now Available

Looks like the next version of WordPress is around the corner. The WordPress team have released the release candidate for WordPress 3.1 and made it available for downloads.

WordPress 3.1 has been in beta testing for a long time now and the Release Candidate is an indication that WordPress 3.1 might be released before the decade ends.

WordPress 3.1 includes a feature which will provide an easy way to writers to link to their earlier posts through a button in the write panel. It also includes a new "Admin Bar" which will make backend features available to logged in users through the frontend.

Users will also have access to new post templates and post styles, which will allow them to define different styling for individual posts. If you are fed-up of clicking through multiple pages in your dashboard, WordPress 3.1 will bring some relief through Ajax based admin screens.

Want to try out WordPress 3.1 RC1? Head over to this page to get the download link. Please note, this software is not production ready, so use it only for testing purposes. You will be able to download and use the final version of WordPress 3.1 soon, so hang on till then.

4 thoughts on “WordPress 3.1 RC 1 Now Available”

  1. this release candidate is not an indication that 3.1 coming before 2010 ends still a 2-3 weeks needed before its launch.
    In earlier official release, wordpress 3.1 and 3.2 coming in march or april in 2011 (talking about wordpress 3.2).
    Waiting to see some more new features …

    1. @Vivek – Can’t see why it won’t happen. WordPress 3.0 was released a few days after they RC came out, so WordPress 3.1 might be the same. Also I can’t see why they would release a RC now and a final version in March or April. At the most it would be January, but yes I am very sure about my guts about this.

  2. “It also includes a new “Admin Bar” which will make backend features available to logged in users through the frontend.”

    I can’t wait for this one!

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