On xxx xxth, 2010, WordPress Version 3.0, named for xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, will be released to the public. For more information on this enhancement and bug-fix release, read the Development Blog and see the Changelog for 3.0.
For Version 3.0, the database version (db_version in wp_options) changed to xxxx, and the Trac revision was xxxxx
- The merge with MU (but not the extra domain stuff, which will remain plugin territory for this version)
- Better support for custom post types
- New default theme "Twenty Ten"
- Better menu management (time permitting)
- Multisite capabilities (#11644)
- Custom Navigation (#11817)
- Custom Backgrounds (#12186)
- Upgrade plugins in bulk from the plugins page (#11542)
- Choose username for the first account, rather than using 'admin'
- the_shortlink() template tag (#10640)
Development, Themes, Plugins
- Admin support for custom post types (#9674)
- New template files for custom post types (#12105)
- Admin support for hierarchical taxonomies (#10122)
- Author specific templates (#12064)
- get_generic_template function to include generic files (other than header, sidebar, footer) (#13146)
- Standardized comment form with comment_form() (#10910)
- jQuery updated to 1.4.2 (#12305)
- get_taxonomies() function to get a list of all registered taxonomies (#12516)
- Settings API now supports automatic error display for validation problems with add_settings_error() (#11474)
- Customizable death (wp_die is now pluggable) (#11892)
Features That Didn't Make it into Version 3.0
These features didn't make it into 3.0, but there's hope that they might make it into 3.1.
- Overhaul of user roles
- Media uploader improvements