WordPress 3.1 Released

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WordPress 3.1 ReleasedA few days ago Matt Mullenweg announced the release of ‘Reinhardt’ aka WordPress 3.1. With the last few WordPress releases mainly addressing security problems, you will be pleased to know that 3.1 adds a lot of new functionality to the platform.

New features include:

  • An integrated admin bar that makes it easier to move around your most used dashboard pages.
  • A new improved blue admin scheme
  • New post formats which make it easier to create tumblelog styled designs
  • New CMS options
  • Update of the import and export system

I recommend upgrading to 3.1 right away to take advantage of all of these new features. Stay tuned as tommorrow Pippin will be showing you how to query multiple taxonomies in WordPress 3.1


Link: WordPress 3.1, lots of fun

Comments (5)

  • Comment by Publigeekaire

    Hi, I have the same problem than Neil, did you find any solution? The code did not change in functions.php, the category is the same but that do not work anyymore…

  • Comment by nicolas

    You should use category__not_in insteal of cat. Example here : http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/query_posts#Category_Parameters

    I had the same problem on my blog.

  • Comment by Peter Mancini
    Peter Mancini

    Neil, can you confirm that the category ID didn’t change? The database was updated. It is possible the IDs also changed. This is just a guess. I’ve heard that Thesis upgraded fine with 3.1 here (http://goo.gl/KxjXt) so go over the assumptions in any customization you did. I hope you figure it out!

  • Comment by Kevin Muldoon
    Kevin Muldoon

    Hi Neil,

    I’ve never used Thesis so unfortunately I’m not sure what is causing this. Sounds like you are using a custom hook to exclude categories. If part of the core files have been changed on WordPress for categories then your code would have to be changed.

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help. Perhaps another WPMods reader could help :)


  • Comment by Neil

    I wonder if you could help me out. Yesterday I updated to WordPress 3.1, but today I notice that my homepage is no longer excluding certain categories from showing the excerpts. I still have the followiing in the custom_functions.ph file (ID of category I want to exclude is âہ“4â€Â³, the âہ“Newsâ€Â category)
    is_home) {
    $query->set(‘cat’, ‘-4′);
    return $query;
    add_filter(‘pre_get_posts’, ‘exclude_category’);
    add_action(‘thesis_hook_footer’, ‘custom_footer’);
    function custom_footer() {

    Can you suggest a solution to this? I have the Thesis Theme. Has anyone else come across this?
    I hope you can help.