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Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 5th, 2008 - 2:56 pm Filled Under: WordPress just went 2.7, and this is the reason I’m on self-hosted WordPress.

I got 2.7 on the 1st of November, today it’s the 5th of December, so lets see — that’s 30 + 5 hmm.. 35! :-D

35 days after the first beta came out, users get 2.7. If, if! I was on, I wouldn’t be able to stand 2.6 after I read how great 2.7 is. I’ve got nothing against, I’m just saying - I’m grateful that I’m on self-hosted.

No real purpose for this post, just needed to get it out of my system, lol.



Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 3rd, 2008 - 9:59 am Filled Under: WordPress

I’m not a big fan of the WordPress 2.7 Icons, so I found the plugin Tangofy.

Now what that does is replace the 2.7 icons with icons from Firefox, GNOME and Tango.

WordPress 2.7 Tangofy

Get Tangofy


WordPress 2.7 RC1

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on December 2nd, 2008 - 10:18 am Filled Under: WordPress

The WP Dev Blog has announced that RC1 is public, just updated. :-)

With the release of RC1, we’re in the final leg of development before the release of 2.7. 280 commits since beta 3 have polished the new admin UI (including new menu icons created by the winners of our icon design contest) and fixed all known blocker bugs.

We think RC1 is ready for everyone to try out. Please download RC1 and help us make the final release the best it can be. As always, back up your blog before upgrading.

Get RC1.


WordPress 2.7 Beta 3

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 16th, 2008 - 5:22 pm Filled Under: WordPress

The 3rd WordPress 2.7 was released today, upgraded this morning; as usual, auto-upgrade.

WordPress 2.7 Beta 3 has been released for your testing pleasure. Here are some of the changes since Beta 2 (over 160 changes in total):

  • Numerous style improvements and refinements.
  • All admin notices now go under the page title.
  • PHP Notice fixes.
  • Dashboard widget options now properly save.
  • Menu fixes.
  • New design for Quick Edit.
  • Canonical feed URL fixes.
  • Walker fixes.
  • An update for Hello Dolly.
  • Plugin installer updates.
  • Numerous font updates.
  • Updated login logo.
  • Switch position of “Save Draft” and “Preview” buttons in publish module.
  • File upload support for MS Office 2007+ file formats.
  • Media upload buttons won’t show if the user doesn’t have the upload capability.
  • Canonical redirects only do yes-www or no-www redirection for domains.
  • Shift-click checkbox range selection improvement.
  • Add New User page now separate.
  • Tag suggest only suggests tags (not other taxonomy terms).
  • QuickPress shows “Submit for Review” if user cannot publish.
  • Private posts/pages, and password-protected posts/pages are rolled into new “Visibility” section of publish module.

If you have already installed Beta 1 or Beta 2, you can update to Beta 3 via the Tools -> Update menu. If you have problems, or if this is your first time in the 2.7 beta ring, you can download and upgrade the old fashioned way.

Get 2.7 Beta 3.


http.php Error

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 13th, 2008 - 8:03 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Just saying that when I logged in today I got an error with wp-includes/http.php. Here’s the fix ;)


WordPress 2.7 Beta 2

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 6th, 2008 - 8:58 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Just upgraded to WP 2.7 Beta 2 and loved it :-D Auto-Upgrade for life!

WordPress 2.7 Beta 2 is ready.  Here is a quick rundown of changes since beta 1.

  • The Upload button didn’t always show. Fixed.
  • JS on the Dashboard broke for blogs with no comments, causing several UI elements to “freeze”. Fixed.
  • Recent Drafts Dashboard module didn’t show correct times. Fixed.
  • Various Autosave fixes.
  • Redirect after deleting a page from the editor went back to the deleted page. Fixed.
  • Fixed loading of translations for default TinyMCE plugins.
  • Added avatars to the edit users list.
  • Added some missing translations.
  • Fixed some validation errors.
  • Fixed some PHP warnings and notices.
  • Handle inconsistent file permissions during auto upgrade
  • Change Publish box layout to better accommodate internationalized text
  • Fix quick editing of the last page in the Edit Pages list
  • Fix Screen Options for IE
  • Fixes for choose tag from tag cloud
  • Rewrite rules fixes for certain hosts
  • Don’t check for updates on every page load
  • Easier post box dropping
  • Preview fixes
  • RTL fixes
  • Fixed broken wp-mail
  • Plugin update and install fixes
  • First draft of contextual help tab

If you have already installed beta 1, you can update to beta 2 via the Tools -> Update menu.  Beta 1 does have a bug in the automatic upgrade that breaks certain setups, so be prepared to download and install Beta 2 manually if you experience problems.


WordPress 2.7: After All The Dust Has Cleared

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 1st, 2008 - 6:41 pm Filled Under: WordPress

WordPress 2.7, WordPress, 2.7, WordPress 2.7, awesomeness. Now that I’m done jumping up and down I can actually sit down and write about what makes it so awesome!

1. New Look!

How awesome? A new look, to be honest, you’ve got to miss the old look just a little bit, but this.. this is big! It went from this..

The Old WordPress Admin Layout

The Old WordPress Admin Layout

to this…
The new 2.7 WordPress layout.

The new 2.7 WordPress layout.

The thing I find most satisfying about the new look is the navigation, drop-down for the win! Also, another thing I like is the new dashboard, this is how it’s meant to look like! With real time information, more options, ability to add stuff to it and move them around. Simply, revolutionary.

2. Auto-WordPress Update


Risk-free as well, I hear. It works just like the plugin update on WordPress 2.6, pretty awesome to be honest. One has to wonder what will become of the WordPress Automatic Upgrade once the stable version of 2.7 is out.

WordPress Update Page

WordPress Update Page

3. Plugin Browser

I once said in a previous post that I never thought this feature would ever be built into WordPress, and I was wrong. How could I have been so blind? Here it is in WordPress 2.7! You just search the plugin and click on install, and it’s installed. Future of Plugin Manager? Questionable? Indeed.. It doesn’t work for many people I know!

The WordPress Plugins Page

The WordPress Plugins Page

4. Quick Edit

It’s annoying when you want to edit a tag, or change the category of a post and you have to wait for the whole page to load! Complain and whine no longer, WordPress 2.7’s new “Quick Edit” feature, does exactly what Manage-able plugin does, speaking of it, the plugin might go outta business!

The Quick Editor

The Quick Editor

5. Stickies!

Want your post to stay on top for the rest of the day? Simple, WordPress 2.7’s new sticky feature helps! :-D There is a plugin that does this, but I don’t think this plugin — WP-Sticky, will be gone anytime soon; unless an announcement feature is built into WordPress.

6. It’s Still WordPress!

While multiple new features are added, the great thing is, it’s still WordPress, it still the same but better! :-D

Well that’s enough for now, there are more features, but these are to be honest, the most exciting ones. Now if you don’t mind, I’ve got to get something outta my system! ;)



Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 1st, 2008 - 4:06 pm Filled Under: WordPress

Wooo! Upgraded to WordPress 2.7, and it’s just awesome! I can’t find any bugs, although I did run into a few holdups during the upgrade process and after I logged in.

1. Blank!

Ok, this is my fault, I forgot to deactivate all the plugins. So I had to rename the plugins folder and create a new one. I’m too lazy to upload all the plugins I had again, but 2.7 has a way of saying ‘I know you’re mentally retarded, but here use the new plugin browser…’ How awesome? :-D

2. Classic Theme

I was using the ‘Classic’ WordPress colors, and when I upgraded and logged in again, it was the new 2.7 classic colors; which was shit. I changed the ‘Fresh’ colors! Again, my bad.

Wow! I expected more problems, but that’s it, just these two! :-D


Upgrading To WordPress 2.7 As We Speak!

Written by Shaibanii Pressed on November 1st, 2008 - 12:25 pm Filled Under: WordPress

WP 2.7 Beta
Yes, the first public beta has been released and I am in the process of extracting WP! I will be uploading it in a sec, but first I need to say goodbye to the old design! :-)

The first public beta of WordPress 2.7 is here at last.  Join the thousands of people already testing 2.7 by downloading 2.7 Beta 1.  As previously mentioned on this blog, 2.7 is bringing a new visual design.  This design is almost completely implemented, but there are still a few areas that aren’t quite finished in Beta 1.  There are also several glitches in certain browsers.  Beta 1 provides the best experience in Firefox and Safari. Don’t worry, we are working on IE and Opera and will have those looking good in time for the final release.

Speaking of the final release, it will not be available on November 10th as originally scheduled.  We are two weeks behind schedule at the moment.  We need a little more time to finish the visual design, do a round of user testing against that finished design, and do a proper round of public beta testing. Our plan is to keep working as if Nov. 10 is still the release date.  However, instead of releasing the final 2.7 on the 10th, we will make a release candidate available instead.  The release candidate is intended to be a high-quality, almost-finished release that we are comfortable recommending for broad use.  After Nov. 10, the focus will be on fixing high impact bugs turned up by those of you testing the release candidate. I suspect 2.7 will be ready for final release by the end of November.  A specific date will be set as we progress through the public beta cycle and get a feel for how solid the release is.

Seems pretty safe to me! :-D Get it here!