Big things are happening in the world of WordPress (news, site): the platform turned 7 last month, the dev team kicked out two release candidates in rapid succession, and is now readying the highly anticipated version 3.0. Enterprise clients are in their sites. Let's take a look at just how.
Seasoned WordPress users will immediately notice the ability to customize their administrator user name upon installation. It may seem like a small adjustment, but by doing away with the generic "admin" user name, Web trolls will feel less inclined to hack accounts:
Look and Feel Improved (again)
Goodbye Kubrick, hello TwentyTen. WordPress 3.0's new default theme supports user-driven styling areas such as custom background and header images. Full control is offered within both areas (repetition, position, alignment, etc.)
Here's a look at the header options that come with 2010 (you can upload your own as well):
2010 is the beginning of a new practice. The development team plans to release a new default theme every year, which will come bundled with the platform.
Navigation and Custom Menus
Most WordPress end-users have menu management on the brain. This feature will make it easier to add new navigation menus to WordPress-powered sites in a simple drag-and-drop fashion: