The very first thing you’ll discover about 2.7 is its new interface. From the highest down, we’ve listened to your suggestions and thought deeply concerning the design and the result’s a WordPress that’s simply plain quicker. Practically each job you do in your weblog will take fewer clicks and be quicker in 2.7 than it did in a earlier model. (Download it now, or learn on for extra.)
Subsequent you’ll start to note the brand new options subtly sprinkled via the brand new interface: the brand new dashboard that you could prepare with drag and drop to place the issues most vital to you on prime, QuickPress, remark threading, paging, and the power to answer to feedback out of your dashboard, the power to put in any plugin straight from WordPress.org with a single click on, and sticky posts.
Digging in additional you may discover that each display screen is customizable. Let’s say you by no means care about creator in your submit listings — simply click on “Display screen Choices” and uncheck it and it’s immediately gone from the web page. The identical for any module on the dashboard or write display screen. In case your display screen is slim and the menu is taking on an excessive amount of horizontal room, click on the arrow to reduce it to be icon-only, after which go to the write web page and drag and drop every part from the appropriate column into the principle one, so your posting space is full-screen. (For instance I like hiding every part besides classes, tags, and publish. I put classes and tags on the appropriate, and publish below the submit field.)
For a visible introduction to what 2.7 is, try this video (obtainable in HD, and full display screen):
Final, however definitely not least, this can be the final time you ever should manually improve WordPress once more. We heard how drained you have been of doing upgrades for your self and your pals, so now WordPress features a built-in improve that may mechanically notify you of recent releases, and once you’re prepared it’ll obtain them, set up them, and improve your weblog with a single click on.
(As with all interface change it could take a little bit little bit of time to acclimate your self however quickly you’ll end up whizzing via the screens. Even individuals who have hated it at first inform us after a number of days they marvel how they acquired by earlier than.)
The Story Behind 2.7
The true purpose Coltrane is such an enormous leap ahead is as a result of the group was so concerned with each step of the method. Over 150 individuals contributed code on to the discharge, our highest ever, with many tens of hundreds extra collaborating within the polls, surveys, exams, mailing lists, and different suggestions mechanisms the WordPress dev workforce utilized in placing this launch collectively.
For a few of the again story within the growth of two.7, try these weblog posts (because of WeblogToolsCollection for the record):
This was attention-grabbing to us, a running a blog software program launch we really blogged about, however the course of was vastly informative. Previous to its launch at the moment Crazyhorse and a couple of.7 had been examined by tens of hundreds of individuals on their blogs, lots of of hundreds of you rely .com. The quantity of suggestions was so excessive that we determined to push again the discharge date a month to take time to include all of it and do extra revisions based mostly on what you guys mentioned.
For these of you questioning why we didn’t name this launch 3.0, it’s as a result of we abhor model quantity inflation. 3.0 will simply be the subsequent launch after 2.9. The foremost options in new level releases strategy additionally works nicely for merchandise like OS X, with large modifications between a ten.3 and 10.4.
These of you following alongside at house may need observed this was our second main redesign of WordPress this 12 months. Whoa nelly! Whereas that wasn’t best, and I particularly sympathize with these of you creating books or tutorials round WordPress, there’s excellent news. The modifications to WordPress in 2.5 and a couple of.7 have been mandatory for us to interrupt freed from a lot of the legacy cruft and interface bloat that had constructed up over time (steadily) and extra importantly present us with a UI framework and interface language we are able to use on the basis to construct tomorrow’s WordPress on, to precise concepts we haven’t been in a position to earlier than. So on the finish of 2009 I anticipate, interface-wise, WordPress to look largely the identical because it does now.
That mentioned, we couldn’t be extra excited concerning the future on the subject of options. Now that we’ve cleared out extra staple items, we’re wanting ahead within the coming 12 months to actually tackling media dealing with together with audio and video, higher instruments for plugin and theme builders, widgets, theme updates, extra built-in and contextual assist, and simpler integration with tasks like BuddyPress and bbPress.
We want to take a second to thank the next WordPress.org customers for being part of 2.7: Verena Segert, Ben Dunkle, 082net, _ck_, Aaron Brazell, Aaron Campbell, Aaron Harp, aaron_guitar, abackstrom, Alex Rabe, Alex Shiels, anderswc, andr, Andrew Ozz, andy, Andy Peatling, Austin Matzko, axelseaa, bendalton, Benedict Eastaugh, Betsy Kimak, Björn Wijers, bobrik, brianwhite, bubel, Byrne Reese, caesarsgrunt, capripot, Casey Bisson, Charles E. Frees-Melvin, Chris Johnston, codestyling, corischlegel, count_0, Daniel Jalkut, Daniel Torreblanca, David McFarlane, dbuser123, Demetris Kikizas, Dion Hulse, docwhat, Donncha O Caoimh, Doug Stewart, Dougal Campbell, dsader, dtsn, dwc, g30rg3x, guillep2k, Hailin Wu, Hans Engel, Jacob Santos, Jamie Rumbelow, Jan Brasna, Jane Wells, Jean-LucfromBrussels, Jennifer Hodgdon, Jeremy Clarke, Jérémie Bresson, jick, Joe Taiabjee, John Blackbourn, John Conners, John Lamansky, johnhennmacc, Joost de Valk, Joseph Scott, kashani, Kim Parsell, Lloyd Budd, Lutz Schröer, Malaiac, Mark Jaquith, Mark Steel, Matt Freedman, Matt Mullenweg, Matt Thomas, matthewh84, mattyrob, mcs_trekkie, Michael Adams, Michael Hampton, MichaelH, mictasm, Mike Schinkel, msi08, msw0418, mtekk, Nick Momrik, Nikolay Bachiyski, Noel Jackson, Otto, Ozh, paddya, paul, pedrop, pishmishy, Po0ky, RanYanivHartstein, raychampagne, rdworth, reinkim, rickoman, rm53, rnt, Robert Accettura, roganty, Ryan Boren, Ryan McCue, Sam Bauers, Sam_a, schiller, Scott Houst, sekundek, Shane, Simek, Simon Wheatley, sivel, st_falcon, stefano, strider72, tai, takayukister, techcookies, Terragg, thinlight, tott, Trevor Fitzgerald, tschai, Txanny, Valiallah (Mani) Monajjemi, Viper007Bond, Vladimir Kolesnikov, wasp, moist, wfrantz, x11tech, xknown, xorax, ydekproductions, yoavf, yonosoytu, yoshi, zedlander