WordPress 2.7 Released

The finalized version of WordPress 2.7 was released yesterday, coming one day after the second release candidate. The most visible change in 2.7 is the admin interface, which has received a new look and is highly customizable. The new Quick Edit option in the Edit Posts page allows for changing quickly changing posts titles, categories, publishing status, and other post options without having to open each individual post. The new version also adds the ability to automatically update WordPress and to install plugins from inside WordPress. Some of the other new features include comment threading, sticky posts, and replying to comments in the dashboard. According to a post by Matt Mullenweg on the WordPress Blog, the high volume of feedback during the testing of 2.7 led to the delaying the release for a month to incorporate revision based on the feedback. Matt also said that he expects the interface remain largely the same during 2009 and that changes to WordPress next year to revolve around other areas including media handling, widgets, theme changes, and improved help.

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