What’s New In WordPress 2.7, Besides The Ultra-Sexy UI

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting Software

The WordPress team created this video to highlight the new features of WordPress 2.7.

Much of the focus in WordPress 2.7 has been on usability, which should make it faster than ever to work with WordPress.

Here’s a list of what’s new:

  • XMLRPC Comments API (Ticket 7446)
  • Keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation (Ticket 7643)
  • Sticky Posts (Ticket 7457)
  • Theme update api, like we do for plugins (Ticket 7519)
  • Dashboard and write box rearranging (write box in trunk)
  • One-click plugin installs (Ticket 6015)
  • Reply to comments from admin (Ticket 7435)
  • Core updating (Ticket 5560)
  • Frame-like method for moderating ping/trackbacks
  • Plugin browser embedded (Ticket 6015)
  • PHPXref hosted on WordPress.org
  • Separate Large and Full image sizes, related improvements (Ticket 7151)
  • Comment threading (Ticket 7635)
  • Comment paging
  • Batch and inline editing (Ticket 6815)
  • HTTPOnly cookies
  • Column hiding for all management pages
  • Post box hiding for all edit pages
  • Upgrades and install over SFTP
  • Template Tag wp_page_menu wrapper for wp_list_pages and support for Home page (Ticket 7698)
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5 Responses to “What’s New In WordPress 2.7, Besides The Ultra-Sexy UI”

  1. AllenA says:

    This looks way cool.

    I’m torn about upgrading, though. My site got hosed by the last upgrade, because of incompatibilities with the PodPress plugin. I fixed that by using the No Revisions plugin.

    Anybody tried WordPress 2.7 with PodPress yet?

  2. taniaelis says:

    The interface does look very cool.

    I wish someone would come up with a way to preflight the upgrade, though, to see if the new version hoses your plugins. I use a lot of plugins, and it’s just about impossible to know if the new version will work with all your plugins.

    I may just have to wait a couple weeks.

  3. Sarah Stewart says:

    I’d like to see support for caching built into WordPress.

    Movable Type is a lot faster than WordPress and doesn’t load up your Web server like WordPress does.

  4. Seb2.0 says:

    Looks sweet but as always, probably a good idea to wait just a little before upgrading. I like the fact that they’ve completely taken out the “tech” side of it with where you can install and upgrade plug-ins and even the whole WP without ssh-ing.

  5. Just upgraded ! Sooo Cooool ! I salute the wordpress Coltrane team !!!

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