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Glimpses of WordPress 2.1

WordPress News, one of the lead WordPress developers, has been releasing preview information on WordPress 2.1, along with some other well-know WordPress developers, testers, and users. Here are some teasers about WordPress 2.1, due out soon:

So there is a lot of great things to look forward to with the new version. And another reminder – if you are a WordPress Plugin or Theme author, make sure yours is up-to-date and will handle the transition. It’s expected to be a huge update for a lot of users.

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  1. Posted January 13, 2007 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    I’m looking forward to WP 2.1.

    I’d say that the most affected would be the standard bloggers who don’t know much about plugins and such. They’ll mostly have a tough time if they’ve been relying on a lot of small plugins.

  2. Posted January 13, 2007 at 6:56 am | Permalink

    I’m very interested in WP 2.1 – but I think most WP-based blogs will not immediately switch to WP 2.1, because some minor bugs will only be known when the final version is released and therefore most people will wait for WP 2.11 or so.

  3. Posted January 13, 2007 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Yes, looking forward to 2.1 release. It will be interesting also because of the inherent JavaScript support it will have.

  4. Posted January 13, 2007 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    I myself usually wait for a couple of days/weeks before jumping into the bandwagon. But I’m very excited about this new release.

    more power to wordpress theme!

  5. Posted January 13, 2007 at 9:02 am | Permalink

    Cool stuff.

    I am waiting for final release.

  6. Posted January 13, 2007 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I’ve been using 2.1 in several stages of development, and strictly from a user’s point of view, it’s nothing to get excited about. You won’t log in to your dashboard and ooooo and awwwwww about anything. The vast majority of changes are hidden, and will render a significant number of plugins and themes to be obsolete, or, in the very least, in dire need of updating.

    I’d sum up 2.1 in a single word (as a user): “Yawn”.

  7. Posted January 13, 2007 at 9:27 am | Permalink

    I wish 2.1 was going to be more exciting, but I really don’t think it will be. The one thing I’m most looking forward to is the ability to add child categories right from the quick box area when psoting.. and that’s only if it makes the cut.

    For the added hassle it’s going to cause me with plugins and such, I’m not nearly as excited as I could be.

  8. Posted January 13, 2007 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    Whether or not I upgrade depends on a single plugin: Editormonkey. I love it. It’s a great replacement for the built-in editor, but the plugin author has abandoned it. He’s offered to let anyone willing pick it up to make improvements and keep it up to date, but I haven’t seen anyone volunteer for such a task. (I’d do it myself, but my coding skills are so not up to the task.) If I can’t keep my favorite plugin and the built-in editor doesn’t pick up the slack, I can’t find any reason for me to upgrade at all.

  9. Posted January 13, 2007 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the news.

  10. Posted January 13, 2007 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Nice post Lorelle.. 🙂 I just wanted to let you know, and everyone else that my Codex page URL was shortened down a bit, since 2.1 made Beta.

    The new URL is here, for some reason, the redirect for the original URL isn’t working that great.

    Anyway, I surely hope the plugin authors get on the ball here soon, by updating their plugins, and then adding them to my page!

    Also, hopefully soon here, I’ll be making a blog post as well, about a few things to look for with WordPress 2.1.. 🙂

  11. Posted January 13, 2007 at 9:24 pm | Permalink

    I only wish that there would be a way to tag your posts as well of using categories. That would make it easier to publicize a blog without littering up the sidebar.

  12. Posted January 14, 2007 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    I am looking forward to see how V2.1 is going to handle banner code. I have lost enough hair in the last few years without having this add to the problem.

  13. Posted January 14, 2007 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Why would anything in a WordPress Theme interfere with banner codes/scripts? I’ve never had a problem.

  14. Posted January 14, 2007 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I’m looking forward to 2.1 too. I’m a geek like that.

  15. Posted January 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    This may sound cheezy, but I hope there’s an updated login/register page (perhaps similar to The plain white one is getting old.

  16. Posted January 15, 2007 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    I am looking forward for wp 2.1

  17. Posted January 15, 2007 at 11:40 pm | Permalink

    I am really excited about WP 2.1. I am looking forward to it. 🙂

  18. Posted January 23, 2007 at 12:32 am | Permalink

    Really looking forward to 2.1 – just a little concerned with the plugin issue – it WILL affect many.

  19. Posted January 25, 2007 at 7:04 am | Permalink

    Hi Lorelle… enjoy your site very much. Thanks. I got so much out of the 2.1 upgrade process that I thought I would post some “tips” and my process for anyone else who may find it useful. No problems, just good clean WordPress fun! And Happy Birthday WordPress!

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