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WordPress 2.7 Release News and Links

WordPress NewsBelow is an updated list of articles I’ve found about WordPress 2.7 features and issues to prepare you for the exciting upcoming version of WordPress due out any moment. But first, this announcement.


WordPress 2.6.5 Released: A security release of WordPress has come out and you are highly recommended to upgrade now, rather than wait for the release of WordPress 2.7. The release version is 2.6.5, not to be confused with the malicious version, WordPress 2.6.4. WordPress 2.6.5 tackles an XSS exploit that impacts only IP-based virtual servers running Apache 2.x and three other fixes. You can upgrade the whole thing, or just the five files which have been changed.

Please don’t wait. Upgrade the five files immediately to protect yourself. Too many blogs, including several of mine, have been hacked recently due to failure to upgrade in a timely and immediately manner. Hackers are looking for out-dated WordPress blogs and targetting them, no matter who you are. It’s better to be safe than sorry later. Upgrade now.


WordPress 2.7 Release News

Rumors are still flying, but it appears that WordPress 2.7, the long awaited new version of with a new interface, will be released within the next few days, possibly a week. Since Matt Mullenweg likes to make big announcements at WordPress events, it is likely it will be announced and released this weekend at WordCamp Australia in Sydney.

The WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 version is the latest test version available. It features a redesigned interface for the Administration Panels, tighter integration with the help files and documentation on the , the online manual for WordPress Users, a new login screen, colors, threaded comments, reply from the Comments Panel, sticky posts, inline comment replies, improved Dashboard and quick blogging and comment ability and management, faster caching, auto upgrade of the program and Themes, parent/child WordPress Themes, and a lot more tremendous features.

I expect that WordPress 2.7 will make your blogging life faster and easier than ever before.

There are some changes to WordPress Themes, though it should be backwards compatible. However, WordPress Plugins that depend upon specific Administration Panel hooks and design elements must be upgraded to work with the new Administration Panel interface. Be sure and check with your favorite WordPress Theme and Plugin authors to ensure you have the latest version before upgrading.

Here are some articles with the news, screencasts, video, and features you have to look forward to in WordPress 2.7.

WordPress 2.7 Development News

WordPress 2.7 Features

WordPress 2.7 Plugin News

WordPress 2.7 Theme News

Have you written up a new WordPress 2.7 feature in depth? I’d love to add it to my list.

Question: Will Automatic Upgrade Work With Your Web Host? WordPress 2.7 features the new Core Update automatic upgrading for WordPress, but can your server handle it? A article on the called “Core Update Host Compatibility” explores whether or not the new feature will work with a specific web hosting company.

NOTE: The upgrade feature may not work when updating to WordPress 2.7. It is designed to work after upgrading. To upgrade, you will have to it the traditional method first, then be able to use the Automatic Upgrading feature for future releases.



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38 Comments

  1. Posted November 28, 2008 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    It is nice to find all this stuff wrapped up neatly in one article. Thanks.

  2. Posted November 28, 2008 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle,
    You have saved me a lot of time for searching all this information about version 2.7!
    Thanks

  3. Posted November 28, 2008 at 1:14 am | Permalink

    Can’t wait to use 2.7 version. :)

  4. Posted November 28, 2008 at 1:37 am | Permalink

    Waiting for 2.7. Not that I haven’t been using 2.7 Release candidates.. but the curiosity remains.

  5. Posted November 28, 2008 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    I tried the Wp 2.7.3 beta release… it was nice.. lets hope tht final wp 2.7 will be a gr8 release for the users and bloggers.. waiting for the release.. :)

  6. Posted November 28, 2008 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    I still remember when WordPress hit the 1.5 release. I do feel old now that we are close to the 2.7 release.

  7. Posted November 28, 2008 at 3:09 am | Permalink

    I’m on WP 2.7b3 and I really love this version!!! :D

  8. Posted November 28, 2008 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Waiting for it, but i have to admit that 2.6.5 already do a great job :-)

  9. Posted November 28, 2008 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Mmm, some those links are very interested, thanks.

    [sarcasm]lol, you would think people awaits WP 2.7[/sarcasm] ^^. Hehe, don’t bother me. I got myself a ‘wp_trunk’ (svn) directory on localhost. Obvious to keep my blog compatible and report bugs and suggest solutions.

  10. Posted November 28, 2008 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Very nice recap, thanks Lorelle for ever-useful posts!

  11. Posted November 28, 2008 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    nice post. regarding the new interface n icons etc. present ui look pretty much intuitive except browsing through multiple blogs. I wonder how much better can new dashboard be

  12. Posted November 28, 2008 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    This is an excellent effort to gather WP 2.7 info into one article. Thanks a lot :)

  13. Posted November 28, 2008 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Great article!!

  14. Posted November 28, 2008 at 8:45 am | Permalink

    Wow, thanks for the article.

    This is a mouth full

  15. Posted November 28, 2008 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    @ Edwin:

    LOL, I was so excited with version 1, then 1.2, and so on. 1.5 threw me with the new modular Themes…ah, the memories. :D

  16. Posted November 28, 2008 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Great article as usual Lorelle!

  17. Posted November 28, 2008 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Is it time yet? I’m just itching to be one of the first to upgrade.

  18. Posted November 28, 2008 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for your time in putting all these great 2.7 links in one easy to find place.

    Well Done!

  19. Posted November 29, 2008 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    I’ve been expecting wordpress 2.7 for a while now , let’s all hope it will come out this week :)

  20. Posted November 29, 2008 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    Great recopilation, a million thanks for making my life a bit easier

  21. Posted November 29, 2008 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I’m on WP 2.7 beta 3 in other blog and I really love this version.

  22. tukanglinux
    Posted November 29, 2008 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    WordPress 2.7 release ohhhhh…..i love it. i will cange my wordpress. love wordpress

  23. Posted November 29, 2008 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    There was lots of rumouts that Matt might make an annoucement this weekend here in Sydney but unfortunately both Matt and Jane Wells have said it might still be another couple of weeks. The annoucement that was interesting was that *one* of the things holding up the release is making sure it plays nicely with IE6. Well back to Wordcamp AU (am leaving this comment during a session).

  24. Posted November 29, 2008 at 11:28 pm | Permalink

    Woww! I feel very good to here that, I love wordpress.

  25. Posted November 30, 2008 at 12:43 pm | Permalink

    Excellent article well done and thankyou to all who have taken the time to let us novices know a bit more about the job,keep it up and keep the updates rolling.

  26. schank
    Posted November 30, 2008 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait for WordPress 2.7!!

  27. Posted November 30, 2008 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    @ Leah Maclean:

    Thanks for giving us the inside scoop. I know that IE is causing a lot of problems. Thanks!

  28. Francesca
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    I’m looking forward to version 2.7 of WordPress.

    I had been trying to figure out how to make room for updating my blog software at the end of last week – when I was expecting WP 2.7 to be released – till WordPress 2.6.5 was released last Wednesday. It was then that I thought that WP 2.7 might be released later than it was announced/expected – who would released a minor update less than a week before a major update is released. However, I’m willing to wait another couple of week, if the end result is a very stable great WP version.

  29. Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    I hope wordpress 2.7 get stable

  30. Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    @ Pinara.Net:

    WordPress 2.7 will be stable for the majority of users by the time it releases. That is what beta testing is all about.

  31. Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    @ Francesca:

    Releases like 2.6.5 are for security reasons, not software reasons. They are critical updates to protect users, not feature updates.

    WordPress 2.7 is incredibly stable. I’m working with the release candidates. The issues delaying the release currently revolve around design issues. It seems that Internet Explorer 6 is giving the development team grief. They are calling upon top CSS and browser experts to ensure the new interface design will work across all versions of browsers.

    This also gives more time for WordPress Theme and Plugin authors to update their tools. :D

  32. Jared
    Posted December 1, 2008 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    I say WP should abandon IE6 support for their admin, backend pages. Being such a widely used software, it could really help hasten the death of that awful browser. Just put a little notice in the WP admin area using a simple ie6-only css hack telling people they cannot admin WP with IE6, and point them to modern browsers.

    a pipe dream, i know, but still… how long do we have to put up with that 8 year old browser and keep coddling the people who insist on using it (or the companies that lock their employees into using it)?

  33. Posted December 1, 2008 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    @ Jared:

    It isn’t about WordPress abandoning IE6, it’s about the world abandoning it. I still run across a lot of computers using Windows ME and Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6 as I travel. It’s the one that came with the computer. Many don’t know they can upgrade. Internet Explorer 7 crashed many computers and was a nightmare, which sent many back to older versions. WordPress has to work with what people are working with, and there are enough using the older versions that they can’t force them to upgrade on systems that can’t handle it.

  34. Posted December 2, 2008 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    If I change my wordpress into newest version, will it be affected in search engine result? Thanks..

  35. Posted December 2, 2008 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    @ dailycad:

    WordPress new releases have nothing to do with Google PageRank, though if you are using older versions, especially those with known security flaws, it could hurt, so upgrading is recommended if you are still fussing with the archaic PageRank.

  36. Posted December 4, 2008 at 5:30 am | Permalink

    I can not wait it sounds again great.
    Thanks for your article

  37. Posted December 4, 2008 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Thank you very much! very useful information, it is useful for my work on the Internet! +1

  38. ceveni
    Posted January 24, 2010 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Gosh!!! i should have been on wordpress instead of blogger :( i am facing lot of limitations there….


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