After releasing Beta and RC, now wordpress.org releases a stable version. They claimed version 2.8 is way faster to use. They change the way WordPress style and scripting. Is that right? Umm I don’t know what software is used to benchmark it.
In previous version, wordpress 2.7, we can install/upgrade plugin automatically with one-click. In version 2.8, they do to the themes too. Now we can search themes, based on color, number of columns, features, width and subject. No need to access web hosting and copy your themes there. It sucks. If you have a .zip file, then you can install it just like you install plugin.
Another feature is CodePress. CodePress is a new code editor for WordPress. Now we can see syntax highlighting in WordPress, not only a black and white editor. It makes coding more fun.
For those who confuse to arrange widgets, now you can smile. You can move your widget among your sidebars easily. You can also have copy of your widget.
The last but not the least, a new feature in version 2.7, Screen Options, can be found in dashboard only. In version 2.8, you can find it in every page. There is column setting too. It makes you page more personal.
There are a lot more features in WordPress 2.8. I can’t tell them one-by-one. The full features can be found at http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8.
To make your day perfect, here it is the video overview of WordPress 2.8:
- Facebook Addict, a Free WordPress Theme
- WordPress.org Releases 2.8 Beta 1
- Fixing WordPress 2.9 Upgrade Error
- WordPress Error After Automatic Upgrading
- Facebook Lover, Free WordPress Theme from Tobacamp