WordPress logo. With the weekly update to the 2.3 beta, WordPress 2.3 will be available as a final release on the 24th of September. Several bugs were fixed in the period between Beta 1 and Beta 2, and more should surface and be fixed before the final release is made available for public download.

WordPress users will be pleased with additions and improvements in this version, namely:

  • Tagging
  • Improved Post and Draft Management using filters
  • Improved publishing workflow with a new post status of Pending Review
  • WordPress and plugins upgrades available notification

To help in the beta program, download the latest beta and report any bugs or problems you may find. For developers, note that there are some database changes for this version, and plugin compatibility should be checked. Here are more notes on WordPress 2.3.