My favorite CMS / best blogging platform on the planet just got an upgrade (35 minutes ago) with the release of WordPress 2.1 – codenamed Ella. Can’t wait to take Ella for a test drive. This is a pretty significant upgrade with lots of new features.

Here are some of the more exciting new WordPress features:

  • Autosave while writing a post
  • Switch between WYSIWYG and code editing instantly while writing a post
  • New visual editor includes spell checking
  • Allows setting any “page” to be the front page of the site
  • Code is much more efficient, faster
  • Redesigned login screen / admin
  • More AJAX all around for speed

Much like the Million Dollar Man, everything is faster, better, and cooler. Go download it.

Soon I will be posting some tutorials on how to install, configure, and SEO your WordPress blog (maybe even with video) so subscribe to the feed.