According to the WordPress Codex, WordPress 2.7 wil be released sometime in November and since its already near the end of the month, the release of WordPress 2.7 aka Crazy Horse is just around the corner. Based on the fact that Matt Mullenweg likes to make big announcements during WordPress events, some are speculating that WordPress 2.7 will be released this weekend during WordCamp Australia.
I know some of you already have had a first hand experience with WordPress 2.7 and installed the beta versions, but for those of you who haven’t tried or seen it, here are a few screenshots of the upcoming version.
Now that you’ve seen how the upcoming version of WordPress looks like, the question is: Are you ready for WordPress 2.7? I asked you guys a similar question early this year prior to the release of WordPress 2.5. Crazy Horse will not only have new icons and new user interface design, but will also come with a new set of features like keyboard shortcuts, threaded comments, one-click plugin installs and the core update feature (option of downloading, installing, and upgrading to the latest WordPress version from WP Dashboard). Since this version involves a lot changes, you’ll have to make sure that you know everything about it and be ready for the upgrade.
Below is a list of resources that you might wanna check out and read to get yourself ready for WordPress 2.7.
- WordPress Codex – WordPress 2.7 Feature List
- Jacob Santos – 10 WordPress Features You’ll Never Care About
- Technosailor – 10 Things You Need to Know About WordPress 2.7
- Taragana – 16 Must-Know Features in WordPress 2.7
- OP111 – Ten New Features in WordPress 2.7
- Ottodestruct – WordPress 2.7 Comments Enhancements
The Core Update Feature is not compatible or doesn’t work with all web hosting services so you might wanna check if your current web host supports this feature. Core Update Host Compatibility List. Aside from that, you would also probably like to check if your current plugins and themes are compatible with WordPress 2.7, so check out the Plugin Compatibility and Theme Compatibility lists.
I know that upgrading to the latest version of WordPress is strongly advised, however in this case you might want to make sure that your web host, themes and plugins are all compatible before you upgrade your WordPress installation. This will not only save you time but also save you any problems and headaches.
Based on the new features and compatibility issues, are you ready for WordPress 2.7?