The much awaited WordPress 2.5 final release is out and available for free download right now. Though the official announcement is awaited on the wordpress blog, but news is out that WordPress 2.5 is ready.
Powered with brilliant new features like a new customizable dashboard, multi-file upload, built-in galleries, one-click plugin upgrades, tag management, built-in Gravatars, full text feeds, and faster load times, wordpress 2.5 promises to be a wonderful upgrade to get right now. Download WP 2.5 now. Remember how WordPress 2.4 was skipped, but 2.5 will be well worth it.
If you visit wordpress.org now, it has undergone a professional web redesign and now seems much better and resembles the new wordpress dashboard looks and colors!
Always remember to back up your database before upgrading, and if your database backup emails are not reaching your inbox, see how to fix the issue and reduce database file size. You can try the InstantUpgrade Plugin for performing automatic wordpress upgrades. Put your blog in Maintanence mode so your visitors see a professional scheduled upgrade message. Some bloggers try faster multiple wordpress upgrades via Shell Access. If you land up with unusual wordpress bugs, then check for uploaded files on your server.
Remember that Superfast Upgrades with Changed Files will not work this time as database upgrades are involved. So it is advisable to follow the official instructions. Get WordPress 2.5. Feel the difference.