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WordPress 2.7 is Released!

by eric on December 12th, 2008 in: Open SourceWordPress

Automattic has just released WordPress 2.7 and it’s had a complete overhaul to the administrative interface based on lots of user testing and feedback.

I’ve been using the betas for a while and have grown to love it, especially:

  • the design and increased usability of the admin interface (backend)
  • upgrading WordPress from within WordPress
  • adding new plugins from within WordPress

Download WordPress 2.7

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  1. Sean B said:

    December 12th, 2008 at 14:47

    Definitely looking forward to trying it out! Haven’t seen any of the betas, so looking forward to unwrapping the present all at once πŸ™‚

  2. eric said:

    December 12th, 2008 at 15:24

    WordPress 2.7 is really quite fun. There are lots of improvements, making it much easier to use, upgrade and work with.

    I upgraded sewmyheadon.com earlier today and it went off without a hitch.

  3. Neil said:

    December 17th, 2008 at 18:09

    2.7 is miles ahead, but i do find getting around still a little difficult. I think it will take some getting used to.

  4. Rich said:

    February 13th, 2009 at 22:02

    Got it installed for a friend today and tried to add some categories but couldn’t.
    I’m using a “theme” call gravel. . . could that be the problem?

    It’s taking some time to get use to, but I like it better than older versions.

  5. eric said:

    February 13th, 2009 at 22:11

    I’m not familiar with the theme, but it’s certainly possible that it’s not playing nice with WordPress 2.7 depending on how it’s coded.

    Might check:
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Themes/Theme_Compatibility/2.7

    Otherwise, feel free to send me a URL and I’d be happy to take a look.

  6. Rich said:

    February 14th, 2009 at 09:08

    Switching back the WordPress Default theme didn’t make any difference.
    I discovered this: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/9089
    Has anyone else had problems adding categories with 2.7.1 or earlier?

  7. eric said:

    February 14th, 2009 at 11:02

    Rich, I haven’t run into this, but I honestly haven’t added a lot of categories to a fresh 2.7.1 WP install. My first thought was that if the category had zero posts, it may not show in the sidebar or theme, but you seem to be referring to it showing in the admin panel, correct?

  8. Rich said:

    February 14th, 2009 at 12:35

    You are correct. Apparently, categories without any posts cannot be published and will not show up outside of the admin panel.
    A post needs to be created first, and then assigned a category.
    BUT, the post has to be published first and there is an intervening step that asks which category to assign it to. At that time the new category can be selected and then published. That there is what I call an intuitive failure.

  9. April 24th, 2009 at 23:28

    We’ve been using it for some time now, and all the changes are great. But when will you resume posting here?

  10. eric said:

    April 25th, 2009 at 06:24

    Soon. Sorry for my absence. Been busy and a bit lazy, but have some plans for some upcoming posts. πŸ™‚ Thanks for reading!

  11. April 30th, 2009 at 01:24

    Okay, waiting for more great posts from you soon.

  12. Rich said:

    May 3rd, 2009 at 19:38

    Ditto WSDAA. I saw Eric at the a local web design group last Tuesday – he said he was really busy. . .and since he still doesn’t have a tan, I assume that he’s hunched over his keyboard day and night. πŸ™‚

  13. May 27th, 2009 at 00:10

    hahaha. No I think even geeks need to take time off to get a tan in the summer.

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