Today, the Word­Press team released the long-awaited ver­sion 3.0 — the third major release of our favorite blog­ging cms comes with a ton of extremely cool new fea­tures: Word­Press and WP-MU haven been com­pletely merged, which means that you can now run an unlim­ited num­ber of blogs from the same instal­la­tion. Also, the infa­mous Kubrick theme finally retires and gets replaced by Twenty Ten. Of course the new stan­dard tem­plate proudly shows off all the new bells and whis­tles, includ­ing a greatly improved han­dling of menus, post types and tax­onomies. The back­end inter­face has become a lot lighter, 218 pro­gram­mers con­tributed 1.217 bug fixes and fea­ture enhance­ments. Check out the video tour posted on the offi­cial Word­Press blog:

The new ver­sion is ready for down­load — I haven’t upgraded yet but I will keep you updated on my expe­ri­ences as soon as datadirt is pow­ered by Word­Press 3.0!