OK, first of all I’m sorry for disappearing from the face of blogosphere all of a sudden. I made a few posts in past couple of months to make a comeback, but things didn’t go as expected. But I do promise to stick around this time and do what I love doing: sharing what I know about blogging on this very blog. (For more on what’s going on in my life, and to chat with me, follow me on Twitter)
With that aside, I’m once again, and as always, excited by the spanking new release of WordPress with a shiny new backend.
WordPress was good and well before it switched to the new backend interface with the release of 2.5. WordPress 2.5 looked sexy, but it wasn’t all too usable.
Although I dislike having to use a completely revamped backend every couple of months, WordPress developers have taken a step in the right direction this time. WordPress 2.7 is here to right the wrongs of 2.5, so to speak.
There are plenty of new features and improvements in WordPress 2.7. Here are the best ones, without further ado.
WordPress core upgrader eliminates the biggest annoyance of upgrading WordPress manually. There’s a Plugin around that can upgrade your WordPress installation with a few clicks, but nothing beats the in-built ease of upgrade, right?
You can access the upgrader by navigating to Tools > Upgrade.
This should have been done earlier. It’s just impossible to manage all the links and menus in top navigation bar. But well, better late than never.
The side navigation is not only more usable, intuitive, and good looking, it also gives you access to various submenus with just one click thanks to the new expandable navigation. Expand and collapse the menus as you see fit!
Rearrange the panels on Dashboard and in post editor with good ol’ drag and drop. This is such a time saver. You keep only the important stuff handy, and still have all other goodies docked off-screen for one-click access.
There are plethora of other features that you can find by digging deeper into the menus. So have fun discovering the new WordPress goodness.
What do you like most in WordPress 2.7?
P.S. aren’t they trying too hard to make the backend look like Mac OS X?