Wordpress 3 addedOne-click installation of WordPress 3.0.1 is now available for BirchHosting web hosting customers. To install, simply log into your Web Hosting control panel and scroll down to ‘CGI Scripts’ for a one-click install and set up of your WordPress blog.

If you’re a Birchhosting reseller hosting customer, this is a great opportunity for you to tell customers that they can get the latest version of WordPress set up without the hassle of downloading, uploading and configuring files thanks to our one-click install.

Please note that customers with Windows hosting still have WordPress 2.9.2 as their one-click WordPress install, but we are looking to update this in the next few weeks).

As well as replacing WordPress 2.9.2, WordPress 3.0 also replaces WordPress MU (the multi-user version), as the multi-user features have been merged into WP as standard. Other new features in WordPress 3.0 include custom post types, unique author templates (great for multi-user blogs), improved menu management, a new default theme and support for the wp.me URL shortener. You can check out the complete list of the hundreds of new features and improvements in the WordPress 3.0 codex.

If you’re wondering about how to take advantage of some of these features, How to: Enable WordPress 3.0 New Features After Upgrading has lots of great links to help you get started.

The latest version of BuddyPress 1.2.5.2, the social network and communication tool, is now also live and can be installed via your Web hosting control panel. The latest version fixes some bugs for smoother operation – find out more by viewing the release history.