WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 Released – Still No Official WordPress 2.7 Release Date

As we all anxiously await the release of the WordPress 2.7 final release, or at least word of the release date for WordPress 2.7, the folks over at WordPress have taken this Saturday to release a new beta version of WordPress… WordPress 2.7 Beta 3. Here is the  Text about the release that is found on the WordPress development site:

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released for your testing pleasure. Here are some of the changes since Beta 2 (over 160 changes in total):

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of “Save Draft” and “Preview” buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won’t show if the user doesn’t have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows “Submit for Review” if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new “Visibility” section of publish module.

WordPress 2.7 Release Postponed? WordPress 2.7 Still in Beta Form

A couple weeks ago, it was announced that the WordPress developers were looking for icon designers who’d be able to help create icons for the November 10th release date of WordPress 2.7. It’s now mid-day on November 11th, and WordPress 2.7 has yet to be released.

Any guesses as to the actual release date of WordPress 2.7? Will they let it out this week, or is it going to be postponed for another couple weeks to make it absolutely perfect? I say release it now… there’s always room for 2.7.1 and 2.7.2, right?

WordPress 2.5 Now Available – Testing the New WordPress 2.5 User Interface

The new and heavily anticipated version of WordPress, WordPress 2.5, is now available for download and will start making users happy immediately. The new and improved WordPress 2.5 has shifted from a standard user interface to a new user interface that puts a heavier focus on writing. In addition to the better focus on writing (since WordPress is a blogging application) there have been improvements in the WYSIWIG editor as well as in the plugins manager, now allowing plugins to be updated automatically, which is a really nice feature.

Download the new WordPress 2.5 today and share your thoughts on the new features and improvements