You are using WordPress 2.7-beta2 ! Wohoo

Right. I have to speak up a bit for the new stuff that it’s available in WP 2.7.

1 – ALL NEW dashboard. This is totally freakin awesome. The guys who worked this out should be given an award. It’s so intuitive, menu in the left, with AJAX drop down buttons, the menus simplified, and made WAY more intuitive than before.

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2 – The auto-update feature could use some work. I would love to see live progress on what happens when the WP is being updated, and for some reason i got no result when i did the auto-update.

3 – All plugins work perfectly, so far.

4 – I love the quickpress 🙂 The new quick way to add a post to the blog.

5 – Sticky posts. When posting a new subject, you can make posts sticky to the main page. Don’t think this was in 2.6, but can’t remember this now also 🙂

6 – That’s about it. All in all … it works! Happy blogging.

WordPress 2.7 beta 2 is here. Wohoo !

WordPress 2.7 beta 2 is here. Wohoo ! Let’s hope it doesn’t break too many plugins 🙂 Considering i haven’t even yet updated to 2.6.3, i am pretty much excited about the 2.7 version. What i am most psyched about, is the easy update feature in the admin side. I mean … most software you find today are web auto-update enabled. It was time for wordpress to do it as well.

Anyway. Check out the new features:

  • he Upload button didn’t always show. Fixed.
  • JS on the Dashboard broke for blogs with no comments, causing several UI elements to “freeze”. Fixed.
  • Recent Drafts Dashboard module didn’t show correct times. Fixed.
  • Various Autosave fixes.
  • Redirect after deleting a page from the editor went back to the deleted page. Fixed.
  • Fixed loading of translations for default TinyMCE plugins.
  • Added avatars to the edit users list.
  • Added some missing translations.
  • Fixed some validation errors.
  • Fixed some PHP warnings and notices.
  • Handle inconsistent file permissions during auto upgrade
  • Change Publish box layout to better accommodate internationalized text
  • Fix quick editing of the last page in the Edit Pages list
  • Fix Screen Options for IE
  • Fixes for choose tag from tag cloud
  • Rewrite rules fixes for certain hosts
  • Don’t check for updates on every page load
  • Easier post box dropping
  • Preview fixes
  • RTL fixes
  • Fixed broken wp-mail
  • Plugin update and install fixes
  • First draft of contextual help tab