WordPress 3.1 is released and its available for download from the official site or you can upgrade from right within your dashboard by clicking on “Please update now”.
This new version is codenamed as “Reinhardt” in honor of Django Reinhardt, a Jazz Guitarist.
This is a quote from their official Blog post
With the 3.1 release, WordPress is more of a CMS than ever before. The only limit to what you can build is your imagination.
So now lets take a look at the New Features of WordPress 3.1
Now its easier to link to your existing posts. Just search for keyword right away by clicking on Insert/edit link button. Previously all these things are done manually. Now just search for it and its done. Now that’s what we say easy interlinking.
A brand new Admin bar. Now you’re never away from accessing the options. This admin bar shown in frontend to only logged in users. This makes it real easy to access different admin options. Now accessing backend options is breeze.
Easy page and post navigation in WordPress Admin area. Now you don’t need to click on individual pages, instead just type in the page number and there you go. The page/post opens right away.
New Admin Color Scheme:
Brand new Blur color scheme. Now you can even change the boring gray Admin color scheme to blue one. With these new functionalities in WordPress 3.1, its sure to improve productivity and your overall user experience. This option can be accessed from Users > Your Profile > Admin color scheme.
Many more options:
Plus there are many more options for developers also. Post Formats support is integrated plus new functionalities like archive pages for custom content types, performing advanced taxonomy and custom fields queries and a complete new Network Admin.
So go ahead and download WordPress 3.1 right now or update WordPress from the Dashboard.