I’ve been running the beta versions on a few new blogs and I’ve been very pleased with it. Now comes time to update my older blogs. The update itself should be easy, but there will be some theme modification necessary to take advantage of some of the new features like threaded comments.
Archives For 2.7
I’ve been running the last few beta versions of WP 2.7 on some of my blogs, and I’ve been quite pleased with it. Now they’ve just posted Release Candidate 1 (download it), which is sure to be even more stable. I’m assuming they’ll have the updated icons in it as well.
I won’t have a chance to play with it for a few hours, but I’m looking forward to it!
WordPress co-founder Matt Mullenweg gave the keynote at NYC Wordcamp, and afterwards he gave a nice demo of WordPress 2.7, due out in November.
Here is the video:
It’s looking quite slick. I love how easy it will be to customize the admin area, as I have a number of clients for which it’d be very useful to simplify things quite a bit. I’m really looking forward to this release.
Weblog Tools Collection has a great write-up showing what we can expect when WordPress 2.7 is released (hopefully in November).
Some of the noteworthy features:
- A rewritten back end interface
- A redesigned “write” panel.
- “Sticky” posts that will stay at the top of your blog until you un-stick them.
- Browse and install plug-ins from the back end.
- Many more settings for images (default alignment, default sizes, etc)