Just announced about half an hour ago, the WordPress developed has launch two new releases:
- WordPress Multi-user 1.0
- bbPress 0.72
According to their offical release:
- WordPress MU is an official branch of WordPress designed for managing and hosting thousands of blogs instead of just one.
Some other facts about WordPress MU:
- It’s powering WordPress.com
- has been in heavy development for about a year
- WordPress MU is best suited for a more server-savvy audience.
- Can downloaded at: WordPress MU site.
- bbPress is forum software (with the WordPress touch)
Developed by the WordPress folks, it has cool features like:
- RSS feeds
- Akismet spam protection
- AJAX interaction
The development team focused on creating something fast and light. bbPress can power a forum with hundreds of thousands of posts with just a fraction of the load as WordPress.
The most compelling for WordPress users, is that bbPress supports complete user and login integration with WP.
Matt goes on to say: bbPress is not quite 1.0 yet, some of you may recognize the 0.72 version number from the early days of WordPress, but if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re searching for a little something fresh in forum software, try downloading bbPress and giving it a go.