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The Latest News on WordPress 1.6 Status and Development

As explained earlier, there are three versions of WordPress, but two versions of actual core software. WordPress 1.5.2 is ready for the public to use, and the other, WordPress 1.6, is in alpha-soon-to-be-beta testing and hopefully coming to a computer near you soon.

So what is going on with WordPress 1.6? Well, we have the resources you need to follow to keep up-to-date on what is going on with WordPress 1.6.

Ryan Boren’s boren.nu site has an entire WordPress Category on WordPress development, status, and information. In a recent “WordPress Commit Digest”, he shares the current status of what is happening with WordPress 1.6. While Matt Mullenweg offers teasers and links on his site, you can get meat and potatoes information on Ryan’s site.

Owen Winkler is another developer working on WordPress and you can often find tidbits of information to tantalize your WordPress 1.6 desires, such as Better Every Day on the work being done on WordPress 1.6, coming changes in WordPress 1.6 permissions and user levels, and WordPress 1.6 feature updates and information.

For information on WordPress 1.6 as it relates to WordPressMU, Donncha O Caoimh, the leading developer of WordPressMU, has a blog with frequent updates on what’s happening as well as on his main site and the WordPressMU Development Blog.

Here are some more resources for information on WordPress 1.6 development and status.

And of course, stick around this site and even grab the site’s feed to add to your feed reader to keep track of new developments and changes with WordPress. You can also find more information on this WordPress blog via My Technorati Profile.

7 Comments

  1. Posted September 8, 2005 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Lorelle, I think you mistakenly mentioned WordPress 1.5.2 as 1.5.3 :) Or am I read it correctly?

  2. Posted September 8, 2005 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Good catch. Changed. Thanks.

  3. Posted September 8, 2005 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle :)
    What’s the difference between WP 1.6 and WP MU?

  4. Posted September 8, 2005 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Well, we have the answers here. ;-)

    WordPress Versions – How Many and What’s the Difference

    What can you do with wordpress.com

    WordPressMU runs WordPress 1.6 ALPHA – which is not ready for prime time – trust me. But it’s stable enough for running on WordPressMU. The full version of WordPress 1.6 should be out for public use within the next couple of months, we all hope.

  5. Posted September 8, 2005 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    As far as I know WPMU is like a wrapping for WP standalone versions like 1.5.2 or the 1.6 alpha. It just allows WordPress to be install and used by many users hence the name MU.

  6. Posted September 8, 2005 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

    Excellent example. Yep, it’s like wrapping paper, to stretch the analogy further. The present is WordPress, whatever version number, and the wrapping is the engine that provides the ability for a host site to have multiple users or multiple blogs.

    For users of wordpress.com and other WordPressMU sites, the focus is on the content not on the customization. I am beginning to think of it as WordPress on Training Wheels. ;-)

  7. Budi
    Posted September 9, 2005 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    It’s not just training wheels, it’s such a great promotion tool. After using wordpress.com, I can’t ever get enough with WP.


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