No doubt you’ve read 10 Things You Should Know About WordPress 2.0 but here’s some little things I’ve discovered that I’ll be finding incredibly useful:
- The ability to resize your post area.
I’ve hacked the default size in WordPress 1.5.x installs so many times, because the box was never big enough and it was frustrating having to scroll around each time you clicked on a quicktag and it jumped back to the top of the box.
Reduce your scrolling with this handy resize capability.
- Adding categories on the fly
Sitting to the right of your post area are your categories as before but now with a useful “Add” button.
- Easy uploading
Finally WordPress ships with a simple system for uploading images without plugins! I’m loving the fact that I can upload an image while I’m writing a post, in the same window, without losing my unsaved post. For those of us who care about valid code (hopefully everyone) the images finally have width and height attributes filled in automatically. It’s easy to select whether or not to use a thumbnail too.
- Backing up
Wordpress now comes with a plugin for backing up your blog. Great for people who aren’t into hunting down plugins, don’t know how to use a tool like phpMyAdmin. In fact, great for everyone who needs reminding about backing up their databases. It won’t back up your theme or any plugins you’ve installed – so make sure you grab a copy of at least your theme files every so often.
- Quick importing
No more digging around on the server to import in entries from other blogging systems (ooh, it imports from RSS files too!).