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Thursday, December 11, 2008

WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” Is Out

Finally wordpress released 2.7 version called “Coltrane”. The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. 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.

What else new here ?

The new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, 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.

In 2.7 version, every screen is customizable. Let’s say you never care about author on your post listings — just click “Screen Options” and uncheck it and it’s instantly gone from the page. The same for any module on the dashboard or write screen. If your screen is narrow and the menu is taking up too much horizontal room, click the arrow to minimize it to be icon-only, and then go to the write page and drag and drop everything from the right column into the main one, so your posting area is full-screen.

For a visual introduction to what 2.7 is, check out this video (available in HD, and full screen):

Last, but certainly not least, this may be the last time you ever have to manually upgrade WordPress again. Now WordPress includes a built-in upgrade that 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.

More details can be found here.

What are you waiting for? Download it now.

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