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WordPress 2.0 Now Available for Download

While continuing with the metablogging topics I have been discussing over the last few days I thought it would be worth while mentioning as well something that a lot of people have been talking about already and many of us have been waiting for: the new release from WordPress to version 2.0. Indeed, WordPress v. 2.0 is now ready for download.

If you are wondering what this new release will bring into the table of options available out there for us webloggers and if you have read through the official WordPress web site and still want some more I would recommend you take a look into 10 Things You Should Know about WordPress 2.0 by Darren Rowse over at ProBlogger. Over there you will find a comprehensive overview of what you can expect from this release and also get a grasp of some of the items we have been looking forward so much.

For instance, you will be able to read some more about how WordPress v.2.0 will be integrating different Social Networking components by making use not only of the already existing options available but also by introducing XFN (XHTML Friends Network). If you would remember, not long ago I commented over here in my weblog as well how other weblogging platforms like SixApart were starting to look into powerful social networks components like community building so it is going to be an interesting fight between the two weblogging platforms to see which one will be the winner in providing that cutting edge advantage of allowing people to connect with just something more than different conversations. I can’t wait to check it out actually.

The same way that I can’t wait to check out the built in Anti-Spam component from the latest version of WordPress v.2.0: Akismet. I mean, I have been quite happy while making use of WordPress Hashcash 2.3 (I still have to get the first spam comment go through having an open policy towards comments here in elsua) but I am looking forward to a seamless installation of the weblogging platform where I wouldn’t need to worry about installing an extensive list of plugins. So if I can manage to cut down that list of manual installs of different plugins, the better.

Thus as you can see I will eventually be migrating my weblog to WordPress v.2.0, since there are too many good things to be looking forward to, but I may just take a few days more to go through it since with the holidays and all there is other much more important stuff to get busy with. But not to worry that the upgrade will eventually be taking place. And you will all be kept up to date as to how things are going.

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