WordPress 2.7 Released and Dnowload

The first thing you’ll notice about WordPress 2.7 Released. 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. 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.

News in WordPress 2.7: Digging in further you might notice that every screen is customizable. Let’s say you never care about author on your post listings — just click “Screen Options” and uncheck it and it’s instantly gone from the page. The same for any module on the dashboard or write screen. If your screen is narrow and the menu is taking up too much horizontal room, click the arrow to minimize it to be icon-only, and then go to the write page and drag and drop everything from the right column into the main one, so your posting area is full-screen. (For example I like hiding everything except categories, tags, and publish. I put categories and tags on the right, and publish under the post box.) 

  • XML RPC Comment API 
  • keyboard shortcuts for moment moderation 
  • Sticky Posts
  • Theme update api, like we do for plugins
  • Dashboard and write box rearranging 
  • One-click plugin installs 
  • Reply to comment from admin
  • Core updating
  • Frame-like method for moderating ping/trackbacks 
  • Plugin browser embedded
  • PHPXref hosted on WordPress.org
  • Separate Large and Full image sizes, related improvements
  • Comment threading
  • Comment paging
  • Batch and inline editing
  • HTTPOnly Cookies
  • Column hiding for all management pages
  • Post box hiding for edit pages
  • Upgrades and install over SFTP
  • Template Tag wp_page_menu wrapper for wp_list_pages and support for Home page
  • Download it now, or read on for more.