A couple weeks ago WordPress released version 2.3. I was hesitant to upgrade at first… like most major upgrades just wanted to let others go at it first and see what they had to say. I did want to upgrade though because I wanted to finish my other plugins on my site for most commented post, latest q&a, and other new stuff I am working on and I didnt want to do that only to have them break if they changed the functions on me.
I really like the way tags and categories work now. I have always had about 90% of the posts in here in 1 category… shoemoney, just because I did not think there needed to be other categories.
Also my theme seems to be good to go.
Now here is the thing I think most interesting about this version of WordPress. They have gotten off the Technorati bandwagon and now use Google Blog Search to see backlinks.
I will be honest. I originally found Technorati because of WordPress and as I said before something like WordPress could really tip the scales in favor of another blog search. I think its sad that Technorati has dropped the ball when they had such a oppourtunity once such a huge margin share.
IMO this is part of Matt and wordpress gangs “good will moves” to try to score a AdSense deal on wordpress.com. WordPress has been bowing down to Googles whims about paid links and sponsored themes and I think this is one more step to get them closer to Google Gold via Premium AdSense Deal on wordpress.com
Maybe I am wrong… just my opinion.
Anyway WordPress 2.3 seems solid, great job on it.