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WordPress 2.7 is released – up and running


Posted: December 12th, 2008 under Homepage, Software.

wp_logo.png WordPress 2.7 was released yesterday. I have been running early builds on a testblog without any problems at all. I had in mind to upgrade this blog to 2.7 RC2, but when I finally had the time to do so, 2.7 was released! I had no problems with the update, but as always, disabling the plugins first before you are upgrading, is very wise. I didn’t disable Ozh’ Admin Drop Down Menu before the upgrade, so I had no left menu. It was easily fixed by accessing plugin.php and disabling it after the upgrade. I also got a pleasant surprise that Admin Drop Down Menu was upgraded for 2.7. Now I can continue to use my favorite plugin. NextGEN Gallery 1.0 was also released yesterday. All in all, I did a lot of upgrading and everything worked out without any problems.

Get the stuff here:

Quote from the release http://wordpress.org/development/2008/12/coltrane/ :

December 11, 2008
WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane”
By Matt. Filed under Development. 

The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version. (Download it now, or read on for more.)

Next you’ll begin to notice the new features subtly sprinkled through the new interface: the new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts.

Digging in further you might notice that every screen is customizable. Let’s say you never care about author on your post listings — just click “Screen Options” and uncheck it and it’s instantly gone from the page. The same for any module on the dashboard or write screen. If your screen is narrow and the menu is taking up too much horizontal room, click the arrow to minimize it to be icon-only, and then go to the write page and drag and drop everything from the right column into the main one, so your posting area is full-screen. (For example I like hiding everything except categories, tags, and publish. I put categories and tags on the right, and publish under the post box.) 



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