11th Dec

WordPress 2.7 released

This version of WordPress (2.7) has been eagerly awaited for some months now. The Beta version of the blogging software has been available for a couple of months, allowing users to install and bug test the software before it’s full stable release to the general public.

The WordPress admin is the most noticeable change

With 2.7 comes a brand new admin, completely redesigned and rebuilt from the ground up. We installed the beta version of 2.7 about a month ago and weren’t too impressed with the new admin design. It’s certainly an improvement on the last interface but a part of me was expecting something more, something to wow at, but maybe I’ll grow to love it.

Wordpress 2.7 admin interface

WordPress also held an icon design contest, challenging designers to design a set of icons for the new interface, viewable here.

As always, back up your blog before upgrading.




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  • December 11, 2008 at 10:28 am // Reply

    Why on earth would you want to backup your blog Mr Frog?

    • December 11, 2008 at 10:40 am // Reply

      I take it you’re referring to Mr Frog accidently deleting the Frog blog like a muppet he is?

  • December 22, 2008 at 5:40 pm // Reply

    Overall, I’m not all that impressed by the changes so far. I use the admin panel CSS flyout menu plugin that helps keep the menus clean and I think the layout with the plugin is far better than the 2.7 layout. I would like to see more functionality based around CMS features in future releases!

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