WordPress 3.0 RC3 Available for Download

WordPress.org reports “What will hopefully be the final release candidate, RC3, is now available for download and testing.”

New menu management feature
New theme “Twenty Ten” is the only theme in the WordPress distribution.
Improved child theme support; child theme use is highly encouraged and as described in the Child Themes article, very simple to accomplish
New comment_form() that outputs a complete commenting form for use within a theme template
Expanded contextual help
All importers moved to the plugin repository (e.g. WordPress Importer)
Custom backgrounds for themes
The Default (Kubrick), and Classic themes, are no longer included in the WordPress distribution, but are available in the Theme repository
Bulk theme update ability
Improved custom post types (try the Custom Post Type UI or GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools plugins to see the possibilities)
Improved custom taxonomies including hierarchical (category-style) support (again, try the Custom Post Type UI or GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools plugins)
Standalone WordPress and WPMU code merged and is called Multisite (Note: extra domain stuff remains plugin territory for this version)
Multisite requires wp-config.php file changes to institute

Download: http://wordpress.org/development/2010/06/3-0-rc3/

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