Good news for all WordPress lovers, the latest version WordPress 2.1 is launched.

Though the last version WordPress 2.07 already has most of the features required for professional blogging, it seems that the newest version 2.1 is even much better with more features and functionality.

The following is a short list of the new features.

  1. There is a new AUTOSAVE function so you never lose a post again
  2. new tabbed editor to allow you to switch between WYSIWYG and code editing
  3. The XML import and export makes it easier for you to move between WordPress blogs.
  4. New spelling check function. I love this best
  5. New search engine privacy option allows you take you to indicate your blog shouldn’t ping or be indexed by search engines like Google.
  6. The dashboard now instantly and brings RSS feeds asynchronously in the background.
  7. Comment feeds now include all the comments, not just the last 10.
  8. The upload manager lets you easily manage all your uploads pictures, video, and audio.
  9. A new version of the Akismet plugin is bundled.

and much much more.

For more info, refer to the official WordPress website http://wordpress.org/development/2007/01/ella-21/