A little bit of news for those who have been waiting for it: WordPress 2.7, dubbed “Coltrane”, has been officially released.
Every aspect of the new interface has been consulted with WP users through a lot of surveys 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.
And new features have been included in 2.7 as well: 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. You can even customize any page in WordPress through drag-and-drop.
And most importantly, you will not have to install WordPress manually again. The new built-in upgrade feature will automatically notify you of new releases, and when you’re ready it will download them, install them, and upgrade your blog with a single click.
According to Matt Mullenweg, the community was so involved with every step of the process. Over 150 people contributed code directly to the release, the highest number yet, and that is the reason why 2.7 is such a huge leap forward.
So if you haven’t tried 2.7 yet, don’t be afraid, just go ahead and install Coltrane on your blog. You won’t regret it.
You can download 2.7 from here.