As you may know, we’ve been working behind the scenes on the design and development of version 2.7 of the WordPress software that powers your blog. The administration interface you’re used to will be changing as a result of your feedback and the results of the usability testing we conducted over the summer. Version 2.7 is due to release officially on November 10 (Update: at the end of November), but in the meantime, we’re posting sneak previews of the look and functionality to come. So far we’ve covered the new navigation system and the new Dashboard. If you want to get an early idea of what you can expect come November, head over to the WordPress.org blog and check out The Visual Design of 2.7 and The New 2.7 Dashboard.
We’ll be publishing more descriptions of how things will work over the next couple of weeks so that when the change comes it won’t be a complete surprise. We’re also working on new Help materials that you can use for reference (replacing FAQs, screencasts, etc.) while you adjust to the new structure. Overall, the response so far is that the new interface is easier to use, and that it’s faster to access the screens people use most, so hopefully once you’ve checked out the posts linked above, you’ll be as excited for the launch of 2.7 as we are.
- Oct 21, 2008 @ 1:42 am
Oct 24th at 7:14 pm
Je suis tres contente avec ces nouvelles – I am very happy with these news
Oct 24th at 7:43 pm
Oct 24th at 9:55 pm
Really waiting for it, Good work.
Oct 24th at 11:05 pm
Super, schön das auch WordPress sich weiterendwickelt,wir sind hier in Deutschland glücklich mit diesem Tool arbeiten zu können.
WordPress ist die beste Hilfe als Blog eine Community zu erschaffen,und Unternehmer im WWW zu sein.
mit bestem Dank an das Team
Super, which is also nice WordPress expanded, we are happy here in Germany with this tool to be able to work.
WordPress is the best assistance as a blog to create a community, and businesses to be on the WWW.
with a little help from the team
Oct 24th at 11:31 pm
It looks good, but where are the options where you can change the fonts, colour & underline go? Other than that, it looks very neat, organized & easier to use! Cool
Oct 24th at 11:32 pm
shinseimori: Don’t worry, your Visual Editor icons will be the same. The mockup you saw just had some placeholders. Changing your fonts will work just as it does not.
Oct 25th at 12:03 am
Oct 25th at 3:54 am
That’s my dad’s birthday…so I’M getting a present on HIS birthday…
I like the sound of that…
Can’t wait to see it…and good luck with getting it up and running for us!
Oct 25th at 6:53 am
Changing pace with the time is called development.Awaiting for a new look .Good luck.Thanks.
Oct 25th at 7:17 am
This is awesome! I can’t wait to try out the new WordPress 2.7 with my Blog.
Oct 25th at 7:51 am
Wow that’s great! I’ll definitely like it!!
Oct 25th at 10:17 am
Great! I love it!
Oct 25th at 12:18 pm
it will surely gonaa rock \m/
Oct 25th at 12:36 pm
One thing for sure, wordpress never gets boring. Looking forward to the new design. Checked it out and it seems pretty functional.
Oct 25th at 1:29 pm
nice. wordpress rocks.
but i would like to see in the future something about the text and images security. some kind of protection against copies. Once wordpress tell us to express OURSELVES, we wouldn’t like to see OUR words in someobody else’s page.
Oct 25th at 1:30 pm
Livia: Believe me, I get it. Every post I write on the WordPress.org development blog gets scraped by many dozens of blogs: some that are automated and pulling from RSS feeds and some that are real people who just plain copy my posts and publish them on their own blogs under their own name. Seriously frustrating. That’s part of the web, though. It’s not the job of software to make people behave better, it’s the job of people and communities. If someone is stealing your content and they don’t respond to your request for them to remove it, you can file a DMCA notice. Information on DMCA here: http://automattic.com/dmca/ and a link to submit reports if the offender is on wordpress.com. If the offender is not on wordpress.com, you can send a notice to the hosting company in question.
Oct 25th at 3:10 pm
Changing pace with time is called development.Awaiting for a new look. Good luck. Thanks.
Oct 25th at 7:05 pm
i can’t wait no longer…
Oct 25th at 8:57 pm
All the more reason to avoid the bog’s pot…thanks.
Oct 25th at 10:07 pm
That looks very cool. I don’t know about the recent comments thing taking up so much space, however. But that’s just because I don’t have very many comments and I don’t like having to come to terms with that every time I want to post something.
Oct 25th at 10:08 pm
leovader: One nice thing about the 2.7 interface is that if you don’t want to face a mostly-empty comments module, you can do any of these things to the recent comments module:
a) drag and drop it to be below the other modules so you don’t see it right away, or
b) collapse it, so you’ll see if there are new comments, but not the empty box if there aren’t any, or
c) hide it altogether so it doesn’t appear on your dashboard.
Oct 25th at 10:19 pm
looking forward to it but i would hope that you guys are working on allowing plug ins!! those are the things that are tempting me the most to move to blogger. please work on that.
Oct 25th at 11:54 pm
Adsense, Yahoo, Chitika, TextLinkAds and other ads need top be allowed on blogs. Information workers who blog need to be able to monetize. Getting revenue from the blog will enable us to update more frequently. I know that now everyone here wants or needs to monetize and you don’t want spammers and con artists. But some of us need to make some money in exchange for providing information. I wish it weren’t that way, but it is.
Oct 25th at 11:55 pm
kelliasworld: Well, you know what they say…if you want to make money you have to spend money. The ads you cite are allowed on blogs, just not on the free hosted blogs here at wordpress.com. If you need to run ads to support yourself, I’d suggest checking out the hosting deals at http://wordpress.org/hosting (several are less than $10 a month and come with free WordPress installs) and considering hosting your blog yourself. You can still use the free open source WordPress software, you’ll just need to pay for the hosting yourself. If your blog is a business that earns income then it seems like a reasonable investment.
Oct 26th at 12:49 am
If you can give a demo for me to try as if what I do now in 2.6
to pulbish a post that will definitely help me,
Oct 26th at 12:50 am
shrikrishnasamant: We plan to publish some walkthroughs of the new interface (including screencasts) to help ease the transition.
Oct 26th at 1:27 am
Thank you for the update. I look forward with working with the new features in 2.7.
Oct 26th at 6:46 am
wow, can’t wait for it…!
Oct 26th at 7:08 am
Changing pace with time is called development. Awaiting for a new look. Good luck. Thanks.
Oct 26th at 9:02 am
Looking forward to it!
Oct 26th at 9:28 am
I’m Waiting It!! Viva WordPress.. Jesus Bless You 4 Ever
Oct 26th at 10:09 am
Can’t wait to see the new one!
Hopefully there’s another useful items instead of new looks!
Oct 26th at 1:31 pm
Your fast development rate is very encouraging! Keep up the good work!
Oct 26th at 1:56 pm
Great news. Awaiting the awesome wordpress 2.7!
Oct 26th at 2:18 pm
wow… excitement… more improvement for our wordpress…. i hope i can learn more to the new one… i also hope this give benefit for my web…
Oct 26th at 3:41 pm
awesome, looking forward to the new version’s release …
Oct 26th at 7:48 pm
i’m having majour trouble trying to get my google adsense to work on this. And I don’t know how to download any plugins do you have any helpful tips to tell me?
Oct 26th at 7:49 pm
guppylover88: AdSense is not permitted on the free hosted wordpress.com blogs. Likewise, plugins are only available if you are hosting your blog yourself, since you need access to the back end to install plugins.
Oct 26th at 9:26 pm
Wow, awesome layout, looking forward to it!
Oct 26th at 9:27 pm
Hi you do great job thank you
Oct 26th at 11:43 pm
Can we choose an older version as an optional? Its to give a chance to anyone who not really ready.
Oct 26th at 11:44 pm
anick: Sorry, but once 2.7 is released, the old 2.6 interface will be retired. If it’s any consolation, new users who’ve been trying it out have found it to be very easy to navigate and have gotten used to it very quickly.
Oct 27th at 1:34 am
Oct 27th at 3:25 am
Excellent … Tks …
Oct 27th at 8:52 am
I can see a google icon next to embed tool, there. Does this mean we will be finally able to embed a google document in a post in a wordpress.com hosted blog post? Can we already to this with some coding and which?
I would appreciate an answer, as it’s been a long time waiting for this…
Oct 27th at 8:52 am
Stazybο Hοrn: Sorry to report that the embed buttons you saw in the mockup have not made it into the final version of 2.7 due to time constraints. Maybe in 2.8.
Oct 27th at 12:16 pm
yeah….nice..give the new spirit for bloging
Oct 27th at 6:31 pm
This looks sleek…
like that new dashboard-
I just love WordPress!
Oct 27th at 7:42 pm
Oct 27th at 10:03 pm
looking forward to the new WP!
Oct 28th at 3:17 am
((: thank you…
Oct 28th at 4:35 am
Hi, Great for You espacially to WP
Oct 28th at 6:42 am
Oct 28th at 12:58 pm
oh my good,
Oct 28th at 2:53 pm
I am waiting anxiously for this release, as I am new to wordpress but still I love it and looking forward to use the new wordpress on all my website. I even converted my whole website in just one day from my old lagacy system. Its really cool and full of features.
Oct 28th at 3:11 pm
A quick thank you to all the Team @wordpress.
Oct 28th at 9:36 pm
is it free?? and if costing how mush$$
Oct 28th at 9:37 pm
mrice58: Yes, of course it’s free. It’s just the next version of the application, and will automatically replace the one you are currently using when the time comes.
Oct 29th at 2:05 am
Can’t wait. This just keeps getting better.
Oct 29th at 10:54 am
Oct 29th at 12:17 pm
Setting up the plugin’s feature would be really great. Or if you prefer some widgets in the guise of plugins. For
example the online presence widget ; e.g Plugoo would be an example.
Some professional themes would be helpful , for professional blogs I found only the cutline theme appropriate .. so a theme , which keeps things simple, yet appealing would be appreicated.
Oct 29th at 6:34 pm
Previous Version just already so nice. more than anything else will immediately emerge version WordPress 2.7, of course growing facilitate and sophisticated. Very I wait for newest version its. OK.
Oct 29th at 11:32 pm
Oct 30th at 1:52 am
You touched on the fact that WordPress.com will see the 2.7 feature upgrade soon. I’m just wondering if this means that there will be a WordPress MU 2.7 release within a resonable timeframe after the initial WordPress 2.7 release?
Oct 30th at 8:14 am
Judging by the number of “Yay!”, “Wow!”, “Can’t wait!” posts the release is really awaited…
Oct 30th at 11:04 am
Great to hear! Waiting for it…..
Oct 30th at 4:30 pm
So from Nov 10 onwards my wordpress.com blog dashboard will be all new, or is this about wordpress.org? Dumb question, perhaps, but better ask than wonder!
Oct 30th at 5:28 pm
So, who pays you guys if we get all this great stuff for free???? =)
Oct 30th at 10:12 pm
Are we going to have to buy software for this? If so, how much will it cost?
Oct 31st at 3:41 am
I kinda liked the horizontal navigation because of it’s ability to have practically unlimited sub-menus. I’ve designed a number of CMS UIs based on this logic.
Oct 31st at 6:19 am
Looks great! Can’t wait for it to be released!!
Oct 31st at 8:49 am
I’ve been a recent user of WordPress (since aug 2007). I don’t even know if anybody has already raised this. But most of the things now-a-days that we try to add to our blog pages are based on java scripts. I can understand that if you allow java script, there would be a security leak. But if it possible to enable just the simple java scripts which wouldn’t create security issues and which could give some more power to our content, it would be a nice add-on. There are different varieties of statistics tools available on the internet for free to see the blog usage most of them are either java script or flash scripts. So if there is anyway you can enable these scripts without compromising the security, it would be really good n cool for our blogs.
Oct 31st at 8:50 am
Oct 31st at 10:45 am
Looks like you’re addressing most of the issues I had with the admin panel.
Oct 31st at 2:07 pm
i can’t wait any longer. i will be pleased. thanks
Oct 31st at 6:33 pm
waiting for it . good job
Oct 31st at 6:49 pm
how many days more?
Oct 31st at 8:15 pm
i love the simple design of wordpress. :]
i can’t wait for the updates…
i hope in the future wordpress can allow html, let users upload things or create their own page….
and something that the users can sign in and sign out of the blog..//
haha i’m wishing for the impossible…
but i really really really hope html and embed codes would be allowed in the future
and uploading videos and music.
I LOVe WoRDprEsS!
Oct 31st at 10:46 pm
Wow it looks great, there’s a better dashboard design
I think this upgrade will help to have a better manage of posts.
Nov 1st at 2:22 am
Nov 1st at 7:20 am
Great service, thanks for your work… wanna test it right now!
Nov 1st at 12:09 pm
Oh it is really great!!!!!!
Hope to get some amazing features