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WordPress 2.7 released!

I’m coming out of my blog-slumber long enough to mention that WordPress 2.7 is out today [1]! I’ve been running it on this blog since early betas and it totally rocks. The admin redesign (yes, again) is even better than last time, by far, and there is no reason not to upgrade right this minute! (Well, there are a few technical ones if you have plugins or themes with compatibility issues, but between 2.5 and 2.7 it’s not terribly likely in most cases.) Once you’re at 2.7, there’s an auto-upgrade function built in to the core of WordPress now, so not only can you update plugins (and now install them from the admin panel!), you can upgrade WordPress to the next version in a couple of clicks when it’s released! Not this time, of course, next time.

I have a few things I’d like to publish here that won’t fit on Twitter and will be easier to reference here than on IRC where I still may have discussed some of it already (in the #citrt channel [2]). Now to find the time! Hopefully soon. Poor neglected blog… :-) Maybe with such a cool new backend I’ll post more often. Not that I posted at all while running the betas and release candidates…

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7 Comments To "WordPress 2.7 released!"

#1 Comment By Ian Beyer On December 11, 2008 @ 3:04 am

I wasn’t impressed with the functionality to add plugins from the admin panel. Love the idea, but it doesn’t actually, you know, WORK.

#2 Comment By David Szpunar On December 11, 2008 @ 11:40 am

I know it never showed any plugins for me to install in the betas but I thought for sure it would work in the final. But it doesn’t list any plugins for me now when I go to install, which is strange. You’d think they’d have the plugin directory side ready to go at the release…the upgrade for existing plugins has been working for me since 2.5 though, just fine! Still works, just checked.

#3 Comment By Barry Buchanan On December 11, 2008 @ 11:50 am

Good post. I can’t believe how long it has been without you posting! Better keep up the posts dude. Your posts and knowledge have always been beneficial for me. You could make me look bad. :)

#4 Comment By David Szpunar On December 11, 2008 @ 11:54 am

Yeah I can’t believe it either :-) I’ll see what I can do.

#5 Comment By John On December 11, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

I’ve been running 2.6.x and have been using the auto-update plug-in.

#6 Comment By Ian Beyer On December 22, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

Looks like you need a better spam plugin. Might I recommend Akismet?

#7 Comment By David Szpunar On December 22, 2008 @ 9:40 pm

Running Akismet! Not sure why it missed that. It’s caught over 12k spams here though. I was marking that as spam while you were commenting :-)