WordPress 2.7 or “Coltrane” was released last night. Here are some of the features you can look forward to:
- A new interface that allows you to do things faster with fewer clicks.
- A drag-and-drop dashboard that allows you to arrange the things that are most important to you (actually everything is pretty customizable now).
- Install any plugin from WordPress.org with a single click.
- Automatic, built-in upgrades for new releases with a single click.
The WeFixWP team wants everyone to take special notice of feature #4. We want to caution those of you out there with custom themes and/or those of you who have lots of plugins – it still may not be as easy as you think.
While WordPress is making a great effort to offer the ability for all to upgrade future releases with one click, it’s still important to remember (as with all software) things can go wrong.
Please backup your blog’s database and turn off all your plugins before pressing that button. Also, take the time to ensure that your theme as well as all your plugins are compatible with the newest release.
We’ve already read tweets from those who have plunged into the upgrade and came out with a broken blog and without a rollback. Diligence will still be important moving forward.
That said, we are still excited because this upgrade looks rather nice – good luck out there!