1. WordPress 3.1
January 16, 2011
East Bay WordPress Meetup
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• Screenshots taken from WordPress 3.1 RC2
• Installed locally on a Windows machine using
• Started with the single install and moved to
network; some images may be slightly out of
• Complete list of WordPress 3.1 Features is at
5. Dashboard (Single Install)
It all looks the same as WP 3.0 so far.
6. Posts List – Sortable!
7. Post Edit Screen
New Post Formats
Look, Ma! No Excerpt or Custom Fields metaboxes!
8. Post Edit Screen Options
You can add the Excerpt, Custom
Fields, Discussion, Slug, and Author
metaboxes back in if you want them.
9. Published Post
New WP 3.1 Adminbar
10. Adminbar Close-Up
Username Add New Comments Appearance
11. Adminbar Settings on Profile
If you don’t like it, you
can turn it off
12. Post Formats
• aside - Typically styled without a title.
• gallery - A gallery of images. Post will likely contain a gallery
shortcode and will have image attachments.
• link - A link to another site.
• image - A single image. The first <img /> tag in the post
could be considered the image.
• quote - A quotation. Probably will contain a blockquote
holding the quote content.
• status - A short status update, similar to a Twitter status
• video - A single video.
• audio - An audio file. Could be used for Podcasting.
• chat - A chat transcript.
13. Post Formats-Aside
From the WordPress Forums: A
“status” is going to be a short
status update, usually limited
to 140 characters. An “aside” is
going to be a short blog post,
typically without a title.
14. Post Formats—Aside
Title shows up when you visit
15. Post Formats-Gallery
As seen from index.php
Links to other
16. Gallery Post Single View
Note this is different from
the Gallery function, which
creates a block of square
thumbnails (though you
could insert one of those
into a gallery post).
17. Internal Linking
Just click on the link icon to
activate this, then select the
page or post you want to
link to. (Remember to select
anchor text or image first.)
Sort by Name, Description, Slug, or number of posts in the category.
Sort by Name, Description, Slug, or number of
posts with that tag.
20. Media Library-Sortable!
Sort by Filename, Author, Attached to, or Date.
21. Links—You Can Sort Those, Too
Sort by Name, URL, Visibility, and Rating. (Category is
built in with the Filter function.)
22. Pages—Also Sortable
Sort by Title, Author, Date
23. Add New Page
Slug and metaboxes are back.
24. Full-Width Page
25. Comments (Yep, Those Too)
Sort comments by Author and In Response To.
26. Themes (Site View in Network)
Nothing new here that I
No apparent changes from WordPress 3.0
29. Plugins (Site)
From here you can activate plugins for this site only.
30. Users (Site)
31. Add New Site User
This hasn’t changed for aeons.
The import list has gotten shorter. What’s become of
Textpattern, GreyMatter, and DotClear?
Export is now more sophisticated. You can export only
posts, only pages, or all content including menus and
custom content types.
35. Site Settings: General
Nothing to see here,
folks; move along.
36. Site Settings: Writing
•New section for “Default Post
•No post by e-mail option. (I never
could get that to work.)
37. Site Settings: Reading
Same as in WordPress
3.0 and earlier.
38. Site Settings: Discussion
Comment settings are the
same as in earlier versions of
39. Site Settings: Avatars
There’s a new avatar option,
Retro. (From the style of
video games before Matt
Mullenweg was born.)
40. Site Settings: Media
The only change is the phrasing
of the auto-embeds checkbox.
41. Site Settings: Privacy
It’s good to hide test sites and dev sites from search
engines, but remember to change this setting when you
go live. (Oh—no changes from WordPress 3.0.)
42. Site Settings: Permalinks
This is still the same. We’ll
probably have to wait a few
versions before there’s any
built-in UI for permalinks for
custom post types or
43. The moment you’ve been waiting for
44. New Network Admin
After you activate the network (follow the same directions as
for WordPress 3.0), you’ll find the link to the new Network
Admin section in the top right corner of your screen.
45. Network Dashboard
Quick Sites Button
46. Network: Sites
Guess what? These are sortable, too, by Path, Last Updated, and Registered.
That’s the main difference from WordPress 3.0.
47. Network: Add New Site
Because this copy of WordPress is installed locally in a directory, new sites
can only be installed in subdirectories. This was the same in WP 3.0.
48. Network: Users
Sort by Username, Name, E-mail, or date Registered. A Super Admin is
someone with authority to change the network, not just one site. Sorting
is new since WordPress 3.0.
49. Add Network User
50. Network Themes
You must enable a theme on the network for it to be
available to individual sites. Layout is different from 3.0;
function is the same.
51. Network Install Themes
This works just the same as for the
single install, and is very similar to
WP 3.0 except in its placement.
52. Network Plugins
Note you “network activate”
plugins here (for all sites) and can
edit and delete them.
53. Add New Plugins
When you activate the network, this
moves over to network admin. It
looks the same as in WP 3.0.
54. Network Settings
Looks the same as in WP 3.0.
55. Network Setup
Once the network is activated, this moves into the
Network Admin section. In single installs, it’s
under Dashboard in the Site Admin section, same
as in WordPress 3.0. The update engine itself
appears to be the same as in WordPress 3.0.
57. Network Updates
This panel is now located just below “Updates”
in the Network Admin section, which is a much
more logical place for it. (You used to have to
find “Updates” in the Dashboard menu, then
WordPress 3.0 locate “Network Updates” in the Super Admin
58. My Sites
This panel takes the place of “Updates” in
the Site Admin menu once the network is
activated in WordPress 3.1.
59. Thanks Everyone
for a Great Meetup!