Hello Thelonious aka WordPress 3.0

I’ve just upgraded to WordPress 3.0 a few minutes back using the upgrade automatically option available in WordPress. I must say that I really like the new look a lot, although it could use a lot more colour. Thelonious, as the new version is nicknamed, is now available as a direct download or as an automatic upgrade from your dashboard if you happen to already be a subscriber. A new ‘Updates’ link has been added to the dashboard section – for your plugins, themes etc!

Major new features in this release include a sexy new default theme called Twenty Ten. Theme developers have new APIs that allow them to easily implement custom backgrounds, headers, shortlinks, menus (no more file editing), post types, and taxonomies. (Twenty Ten theme shows all of that off.) Developers and network admins will appreciate the long-awaited merge of MU and WordPress, creating the new multi-site functionality which makes it possible to run one blog or ten million from the same installation. As a user, you will love the new lighter interface, the contextual help on every screen, the 1,217 bug fixes and feature enhancements, bulk updates so you can upgrade 15 plugins at once with a single click!

Toilet Shaped House

The world’s one and only toilet-shaped house was built to mark the launch of the World Toilet Association, a campaign for more sanitary restrooms worldwide. Sim Jae-Duck, nicknamed “Mayor Toilet”, had the 4,508-square-foot concrete and glass structure built in his native city of Suweon, South Korea. At the center of the home is a glass-walled “showcase loo” that produces mist to make users feel more secure. Sim, who was born into a toilet and has made clean restrooms his life’s work, now lives in the home.

From the Weburbanist