I was excited about WordPress 2.7 from the day I heard about it. Got myself involved in testing nightly builds and user testing. But I didn’t update my prime blog with the release canditate until I heard from other users that it was stable. WordPress 2.7 was available to wordpress.com users a couple of weeks ago but not to the self-hosted wp users until about a few hours ago. The twitter SMS from wordpress made me jump to sky and I immediately got the final version of the WordPress 2.7 coltrane and instantly update my blog. Heard its been breaking a few old themes. But I have no such issues with any of my favorite themes.
- The dockable side menu is really cool. It could give a lot of space for the writing space.
- Highly ajaxified fluid dashboard.
- The dashboard can be chosen to have either 2 column or 1 column layout. I prefer 2 column layout.
- The “Right now” box in the dashboard
- Auto suggestive tags have been combined with “Choose from the most popular tags”
- Auto blog and pluggins update is cool and I can help get rid of the FTP hassles.
- Recent Drafts box is very useful.
- Reply to comments from the dashboard is also a nice feature.
- Bulk edit of blog posts is one option which I have had in my wishlist from the day I started blogging.
- Love the Sticky post feature just like in forums.
- The built-in help content can come handy.
Don’t Like @wp2.7
- The tree view menu structure is a slick upgrade. But there is no way to find if a menu item has child items unless you click on it. There could have been a icon to indicate this.
- Activating a theme without previewing is not available. This could have been very helpful for slow network connections.
- “Quickpress” is cool, but not able to categorize the post from there. Again you have to go to the main edit page to put the post in a category.
- Blog stats could have been improvised with additional features.
- Find the overall performance a bit slower than the previous stable release.
- The icons are a bit dull and so is the overall color palette. There could have been an option to customize the look and feel of the dashboard.