WordPress 3.0 gets my vote

WordPress continues to set the standard for small businesses and sole traders who need a cost-effective website that is relatively easy to maintain.

I’ve just installed WordPress 3.0 for a new business and I’m looking forward to exploring all the new features myself. I’m pleased to see a new default theme – Twenty Ten 1.0 – in the latest release, 3.0. I guess it was about time!

There are hundreds of WordPress themes available and ready to use, although having some knowledge on how to go about choosing themes will make the process a little easier. Although most of the time I create themes from scratch, I recently  used the Mystique theme for Threemenonabike.org – which was just what the client team were looking for.

Of course you could always head over to wordpress.com and pick up your own free blog there – and leave the hassle of installing/updrading to the experts!

I had the privilege to meet Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress.org at WordCamp UK last year, and his enthusiasm for WordPress is contagious. I think we can be rest assured that he will remain committed to this great open project.

If you have the opportunity to be a this years WordCamp UK – don’t miss it! I can’t attend this year, but will follow on the web.

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