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WordPress 2.7 released

WordPress 2.7 was recently released, and now even I have made the upgrade! If you follow my blog, you probably know that I just love WordPress (even with the bugs in Safari), and with the 2.7 upgrade it has gotten even better!

The whole admin backend is completely rewritten to among other things make it faster to navigate. The WordPress blog writes the following about the 2.7 version:

The first thing you’ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, we’ve listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version.

Next you’ll begin to notice the new features subtly sprinkled through the new interface: the new dashboard that you can arrange with drag and drop to put the things most important to you on top, QuickPress, comment threading, paging, and the ability to reply to comments from your dashboard, the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, and sticky posts.

Upgrading to the newest release was easy as ever, since I track the Subversion tree. I just run the “svn switch” command, and presto — Subversion changes the release!

The following video shows more new features in the new admin interface, such as one-click WordPress upgrade and changeable interface.

So go ahead and download WordPress now!