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WordPress 2.7 is out

A little bit of news for those who have been waiting for it: WordPress 2.7, dubbed “Coltrane”, has been officially released.

This is probably the most anticipated version of WordPress yet, and I won’t blame those who are excited for it. The new Dashboard, the new icons, and the new features make 2.7 the best WordPress yet.

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 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.

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  1. 嘉佑 says: 12/12/2008

    I didn’t update yet, as I am not sure if all my current plugins work in WordPress 2.7 or not


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  3. airweb says: 12/14/2008

    wp 2.7 default soft tolls.


  4. Russ says: 12/15/2008

    I’m excited because I like new toys. I spent a little time trying to tweak and now I have to start over again? I think the key to this new version will be better with the ability to update without a full install, plus less plug-ins for me to manage that are incorporated. I will do this new version after Christmas. my b2 version


  5. Rolandas says: 1/11/2009

    I just add few site with wordpress its like good …
    And your plugin like nice


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