WordPress 2.3 – What’s new?

I picked up this great article on “10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.3” from technosailor and has dugged it. Like all WordPress lovers, I read through every words and went through the sentences several times.

But out of the 10 things, I only understand ONE.

Canonical Redirection

This has long been a bane of every webmasters existence. Canonical URLs are treated differently by Google and the search engines meaning the www. version of a site is considered to be a different page than the non-www version. Search engines see two different pages and penalize one as duplicate content.

To fix this, many webmasters and bloggers, including myself, have taken steps to redirect one version to another. In my case, I redirect www versions of my URLs to non-www versions. Now, WordPress handles this internally based on the value you set as your website site URL under the Options > General page. In essence, this means instant SEO benefits to WordPress 2.3 users.

This is what I have been trying to do. I have done it for this blog. But I dare not touch my personal blog http://chanlilian.net because I have PR5/10 on without www and PR4/10 on www. If I change, I will need to use the without www. But I am not sure if it wise.

Anyway…..I was hoping WordPress 2.3 will give us something to solve the CPU overload problems that I faced. But I don’t think there is anything that can be done? I am running on VPS and still get overloading sometimes. I think I am going to play with the WP 2.3 RC1 on a few more blogs of mine with less plugins.

Remember to digg the article for technosailor. Meantime, I am going to read for the 100th time and hope I finally understand the other nine points about WP 2.3.

Post Author: lilian

5 thoughts on “WordPress 2.3 – What’s new?

    uncle sha

    (September 21, 2007 - 6:35 pm)

    the www redirection can be done easily with .htaccess

    while the reduce server load, have you tried wp-cache? Really works wonder on my server


    (September 21, 2007 - 7:11 pm)

    tags …
    www redirection …
    and so on ~~

    Wayne Liew

    (September 21, 2007 - 7:23 pm)

    I am using 301 redirect codes in my .htaaccess file which will redirect all my URL requests to the one with www. John Chow claims that this helps but I don’t know for sure…


    (September 21, 2007 - 7:32 pm)

    I like WordPress 2.3 so much, especially the built-in tag system


    (September 21, 2007 - 8:28 pm)

    i’m gonna wait till WP2.3 stable release out first… i’m a techie, but i don’t like to mess with my blogs :)

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