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 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.