WordPress 2.7 Upgrade And Some Updates

Friday 12 December 2008 @ 2:01 am

WordPressI’m now writing in WordPress 2.7 (codenamed Coltrane). Yes, it’s another round of upgrade just 2 weeks after the previous version WordPress 2.6.5 was released.

WordPress 2.7

This version is a major upgrade with various changes and enhancements feature and security wise.
So, it’s recommended to upgrade to the latest WordPress 2.7.
Since it is a major upgrade, you’ll need to do database backup before upgrading because it involves database upgrade as well.

Below are some improvements that I really like :-

  • Keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation
  • Sticky Posts! (now we don’t need a plugin to make sticky post. Yeay!)
  • Dashboard interface rearranging (arrange the Administration Panel as you like)
  • One-click plugin installs
  • Reply to comments from admin
  • WordPress Upgrader!* (download, install, and upgrade all inside the Administration Panel)

*Not all web hosts support this feature.

I’ve checked WordPress Upgrader on our server at IXIY Hosting, it’s running perfectly. So now we can upgrade our blogs with just 1 click! Check out the screen capture I took.

WordPress 2.7 Automatic Upgrade

For full list of new features, visit here.
Of course, there are still some features in the wish list that didn’t make it in this version. Those that I waited for quite some time are :-

  • Sitemaps by default (so that it’s generated automatically and submitted to Google.)
  • Versioning of template edits (so that we can roll back what we’ve edited.)
  • Automatic notification of theme updates

Overall, I’m pretty happy using WordPress 2.7 and I’m still in the midst of exploring all the new changes.
One thing I find it problematic is that it’s lagging while I’m typing in the write box. The moment when I finish typing, the letters is still appearing one by one. Anyone experiencing the same thing?

By the way, both my AdsMinded WordPress Theme and Submit It plugin were tested to be running perfectly fine on WordPress 2.7. :-)

Happy using WordPress 2.7! Cheers!

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4 Responses to 'WordPress 2.7 Upgrade And Some Updates'

  1. Sakib - December 12th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Yes, wordpress’s new version updates features which is awesome ;-)

  2. Horizon - December 15th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    Looks like WordPress 2.7 has some nice enhancements…the Upgrader sounds like a good one! Will check it out, thanks for the tip :)

  3. bomme - December 18th, 2008 at 12:01 am

    awsome…!!!, i`ve use this version…nice…!!!

  4. Jesus Martinez - March 19th, 2013 at 1:33 am

    Hi When are going to upgrade this theme for wordpress 3.5.1?

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