Just minutes ago, WordPress Version 2.8 was released! As usual, there is a LOT of great new functionality and features, although much of it affects developers and back-end types more than it does front-end designers or casual bloggers/users of the WP Admin Area.
Here are the biggies in my opinion:
- Admin area for Widgets greatly improved and a new developer API
- More intuitive theme control in Admin (like an "Activate" button), and ability to install new themes directly through Admin.
- Improved speed of Admin and better database performance.
- Taxonomies! (more on this later)