If you are like me and dread upgrading WordPress to the latest version, then version 2.7 may be the last one that you need to update manually. I usually put off the upgrades mostly because of all the plugin issues that can arise. I guess I just don’t want to spend hours tracking down the fixes for plugin compatibility issues. Even though that can happen with an automated upgrade, once you get everything stabilized in the latest version small incremental upgrades should be easier to deal with.
Here are a few of the highlights for the release of WordPress version 2.7.
- Reply to comments from the admin
- Automatic plugin install and integrated plugin browser
- Automatic upgrade of WordPress
Although I do make some money upgrading WordPress blogs I find the task at times very frustrating with all the different issues that can arise. When I upgrade WordPress for clients now I first install the automatic upgrade plugin, and try to upgrade the blog with it. It works on some hosting accounts and not on others, in fact I moved my sites off a hosting account that it will not work on. The funny thing about this is the hosting account contacted everyone asking them to upgrade WordPress to the more secure version but blocked the access on the server to allow the automatic upgrade plugin to work! I think the US congress must be running that hosting business! Hopefully the integrated version will not have those limitations.
This is not a complete list by any means but these are great features for those that are “Geek Impaired”. Read more over at Hack WordPress: WordPress 2.7 Features List Finalized