The WordPress team has announced the release of version 2.1 of their WordPress blogging software on Monday. A list of the changes can be found in the release announcement.
Sure, this is old news (by internet time standards) but I just got around to getting caught up. I’ve upgraded the site and the process was absolutely painless. All of my current plugins worked as far as I can tell.
For those who have a bit of trepidation over upgrades and the compatibility of plugins, I can tell you that my installation, with over 17 plugins active, seems to be working fine after the upgrade this morning after a total upgrade time of around 15 minutes including backups of my installation directory and database. As usual, the upgrade instructions are available on the WordPress site.
The WordPress team is planning its next release, Version 2.2, around the April 23 timeframe.
I haven’t had a great deal of time this morning to play around, but it does seem that the site runs just a tad bit faster then it did under the previous version.