It didn’t take long for the team to release WordPress 2.7 after RC2 was released just a few hours prior. Despite any confusion that may arise from two versions being released in the same day, I highly encourage anyone that is using WordPress to upgrade to the latest release (WordPress 2.7). There is simply too much bundled in this new version to pass up in favor of a later release.
Just to name a few reasons:
- Customizable Dashboard
- User Interface That End Users Can Control
- Browse And Install Plugins From Your Administration Panel
- Automatic Core Upgrades
- Automatic Theme Upgrades
- A Write Panel That Is 100 Times Better Than The One In WordPress 2.3
I’ve been using WordPress since the 2.2 days. I know, it’s not a long time but 2.7 is by far the most exciting release for me as it introduces a user interface that reeks of pure awesome. Think about it, with 2.7, we now have automatic upgrades, plugin installation/upgrades, and theme upgrades all available as core features. I and many others have claimed this to be the holy grail of WordPress. I’m really impressed that ideas that have been discussed in prior months have turned into reality. A nice, shiny, polished reality at that.
Will you be upgrading to WordPress 2.7 sooner rather than later? What is your favorite feature in 2.7?