Jane Wells has written a post on the WordPress core development team’s official blog detailing the scope of WordPress 3.1. The post is a summary of all the features and fixes planned for 3.1 in Thursday night’s dev chat. No big projects are planned for the 3.1 release, however there will be a handful of new features added, including:
- Internal Linking—Users will be able to search for or browse through existing content on their own site and add links in much the same way one can currently add an external link.
- Ajaxified Admin Screens—This will enable sorting on most columns and also ajaxify sorting, searching and pagination.
- Administration Bar—The admin bar will be similar to the WordPress.com admin bar. It will most benefit multisite users, but also gives single site users quick access to backend features. Matt Mullenweg has said that the admin bar is the “first step toward a front-end editor.”
For a complete list of new features, visit the official post. The planned scope will be confirmed on September 9, 2010. WordPress 3.1 is expected to be released on December 15, 2010.