The primary public beta of WordPress 2.7 is right here ultimately. Be part of the 1000’s of individuals already testing 2.7 by downloading 2.7 Beta 1. As beforehand talked about on this weblog, 2.7 is bringing a brand new visible design. This design is nearly utterly carried out, however there are nonetheless a couple of areas that aren’t fairly completed in Beta 1. There are additionally a number of glitches in sure browsers. Beta 1 supplies the perfect expertise in Firefox and Safari. Don’t fear, we’re engaged on IE and Opera and may have these trying good in time for the ultimate launch.
Talking of the ultimate launch, it won’t be obtainable on November tenth as initially scheduled. We’re two weeks delayed in the mean time. We’d like a bit extra time to complete the visible design, do a spherical of person testing in opposition to that completed design, and do a correct spherical of public beta testing. Our plan is to maintain working as if Nov. 10 continues to be the discharge date. Nonetheless, as a substitute of releasing the ultimate 2.7 on the tenth, we are going to make a launch candidate obtainable as a substitute. The discharge candidate is meant to be a high-quality, almost-finished launch that we’re snug recommending for broad use. After Nov. 10, the main target will probably be on fixing excessive affect bugs turned up by these of you testing the discharge candidate. I think 2.7 will probably be prepared for closing launch by the top of November. A particular date will probably be set as we progress by the general public beta cycle and get a really feel for the way strong the discharge is.