2.5 is coming alongside due to the fantastic feedback you guys provided on RC1 (over 580 pingbacks and counting), and we’re now prepared to indicate you a bit extra of a peek with a brief screencast masking the brand new dashboard and uploader and Launch Candidate 2. First right here’s the screencast, which can also be out there embedded under, as a Flash movie, or as a 17mb AVI download:
I’ve uploaded more than a thousand photos already into the brand new gallery system — it really works.
(This was my first screencast, however I hope we are able to have extra on WordPress.org and our documentation sooner or later.)
In case you make frequent backups and also you’re taken with serving to us out with improvement by testing the very newest, download and set up Release Candidate 2 of WordPress 2.5, and join our testers mailing list to report any bugs you discover within the code.
Lastly as regards to theme and plugin compatibility, we’ve had no stories of any damaged themes on this improve, which is smart as a result of we didn’t actually change something core about themes, simply added new non-compulsory capabilities like Gravatars. Plugins that work with the admin could require updating to reap the benefits of the brand new, cleaner UI in WordPress 2.5.
The group has began to keep a list here of which plugins work great and which don’t. It’s value , and even higher simply deactivate your plugins earlier than upgrading for two.5 and let the built-in updater notify and provide you with one-click upgrades to plugins you’ve put in, assuming the developer is cool and has up to date their code for two.5 already.