WordPress.com now features a Countdown to WordPress 2.7 on blogger’s Administration Panels. It is clicking off the time until WordPress 2.7 hits WordPress.com blogs.
In the announcement that WordPress 2.7 will arrive on Thursday, December 4, 2008, at 8PM Eastern Time in the United States on WordPress.com blogs, you will find all the tips and information you need to handle the transition to the new version of WordPress.
Ryan Boren explained that WordPress.com users have already been using much of the core programming of WordPress 2.7, just not the new Administration Panel interface, which is due to arrive today. WordPress.com has long been a testing ground for the latest features of WordPress before releasing it to the public.
Full Version of WordPress 2.7 Due December 10: In response to the Blog Herald announcement, Jane Wells confirms that the full version of WordPress 2.7 will be released December 10, though it could be sooner if testing on WordPress.com goes well.
Update Now: Due to the recent security release of WordPress 2.6.5 and the stable WordPress 2.7 Release Candidate 1, it is recommended that you upgrade to RC1 so when the final WordPress 2.7 version is released, the automatic upgrade will update your version quickly and easily.
For those upgrading from older versions of WordPress, see Upgrading WordPress in the WordPress Codex, the online manual for WordPress Users, and if you need more help, see the extended upgrade instructions. After upgrading to WordPress 2.7, upgrades should be much improved and most of these instructions should be obsolete.
Preparing for WordPress 2.7
While you are eagerly awaiting one of the most exciting releases of WordPress ever, check out WordPress 2.7 Release News and Links for the news you need to know about this new version. There are also tips and information for WordPress Theme and Plugin authors to update their own versions for users.
If you are worried about whether or not WordPress 2.7 will work with your server, Themes or Plugins, see:
- WordPress 2.7 Core Update Host Compatibility
- WordPress 2.7 Plugin Compatibility
- WordPress 2.7 Theme Compatibility
If you have tested your WordPress Plugin or Theme and know it to be compatible, make sure you are on the list.
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