TAG | wordpress 2.7
Following hot on the heals of the huge WordPress update that was 2.7, the team have released the next point upgrade – WordPress 2.7.1 which features the following main fixes:
- Post and Page revisions do not respect time zone offset
- Invalid comment feeds
- XMLRPC returns category name instead of category description
- Theme preview fails when theme in subdirectory
- Tag cloud order priority
- Hierarchy issues with wp_list_categories
- Namespace missing in Atoms-Comments Feed
- Canonical redirect of feed URLs
- Contributor level users could delete all spam
- Allowing Word 2007 to retrieve categories
- “Selected” argument doesn’t work for “none” and “all” options in wp_dropdown_categories template tag
- Draft Saved current time doesn’t match timezone while editing
- IE7 bug fixed for approved and unapproved comments in All Comments list
- Multiple categories feeds repaired
- Empty feeds for MT imports
- Post drafts published in the past
WordPress 2.7 has been out for a little while now and after having used it a-lot over the holiday period I’m 99% over the moon about the new admin interface!
WordPress 2.7 is a real leap forward in usability – I was surprised when I saw the ‘Crazy Horse’ interface just a few months previous in a proposal document and later at WordCamp UK 2008 that it was being integrated into the main release version so quickly. It’s a huge change, but once you get used to it I have found it much quicker to work with.
The slick new collapsible menu moved to the left makes total sense with todays screen resolutions and the minimised/flyout view is genius! It has freed up much needed vertical space along with the header made much smaller.
There’s a-lot more going on – my latest favorite discovery is threaded comments – more on that in a later post!
Other great additions crammed into WordPress 2.7 include a new post/page mini-editor in the ‘manage’ views, core WordPress file updates (yet to be tested, but could be the holy grail of site admins!!) and ‘sticky posts’ – introducing forum type category listings with posts that stay at the top in-front of latest chronological posts.
One other thing grabbed my attention and I’ll be investigating this soon – a new ‘page menu API’. I’ve had trouble with deep nestled child/parent page listings in the past, so this could be pretty good!!
WordPress 2.7 is a huge upgrade and is recommended for everyone!