3 Best Features of WordPress 2.7

WordPress 2.7 is released and as it clocks thousands of downloads, there are some really useful features out there that make WP 2.7 the best release ever. As a long time of WordPress user, here are 3 best WordPress features that I loved most.

One-Click WordPress Upgrades

My biggest grudge was the cumbersome WordPress upgrades. Every time a new release was out, back up your database, run through the whole upgrade process and if something goes wrong, then run around for support.

I believe the best and most useful feature in WordPress 2.7 is the one-click upgrades to the WordPress installation. If you run multiple WordPress blogs, this is the biggest time saver ever. Add to this the ability to install any plugin directly from WordPress.org with a single click, what more do you want.

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This would save WordPress newbies a lot of hassle of repeated upgrades. Combine this with a one-click WordPress installation provided by Dreamhost (one of the reasons why we love Dreamhost), you might never need to use FTP to install or upgrade WordPress ever.

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Super Easy Comment Management

The ajaxy interface for comment management from the admin sure has made it easy to manage and quick edit comments and has increased my ability, ease and motivation to reply to comments.

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I can now interact more with my reader comments, by replying from the admin menu itself, which puts more life into the blog and comment moderation and edits are no longer a tedious chore, especially with keyboard shortcuts in place. Displayed on the reader side as comment threading, and comment paging – you have a magical commenting system in place.

Easy access Admin menu

dashbaord optionsAll the admin functions are now neatly stacked away in an unobtusive sidebar. Expand to use just what you need in one click. The Screen options further enhance what most frequently used items you want to display on various screens and hides the rest away. Drag and Drop the dashboard items for easy access to what you use the most.

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Don’t wait. Upgrade to WordPress 2.7 today. You can try the same WP 2.7 functionality on previous versions by plugins, but its best to try the real thing. In minutes you can have an all-new WordPress experience.? What features did you like?

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About the Author: P Chandra is editor of QOT, one of India's earliest tech bloggers since 2004. A tech enthusiast with expertise in coding, WordPress, web tools, SEO and DIY hacks.