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Why I migrated to WordPress 2.7 Two months ago

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WordPress has been the talk of the town lately. After all, everybody has waited so long to their hands on WordPress 2.7 that it’s not even funny. But not me. I decided to switch to WordPress 2.7 Beta a couple of months ago. Me and my folks own over 60 blogs and we updated all of them to 2.7 Beta. It has been so easy that I wonder why many other folks didn’t do it earlier.

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Usability

WordPress 2.7 is much easier to use than WP 2.6. You can see your posts, comments, drafts, and everything else in between. You can also press quickies on the fly with the new interface.

Plug-in upgrade

Unlike previous versions of WordPress, no longer do you have to download plug-ins to your PC and then upload them to your server. With WP 2.7, you can do all this in one process. You can search for plug-ins using the interface, and then upload them and activate them on the fly. Can’t get any easier than that.

Version upgrade

WP 2.7 takes care of the dreaded “there is a new version of WordPress available” message that you would get when your installation is out of date. You can now update your installation by clicking a button from your tools menu. Very easy to manage 60 blogs like that.

Compatibility

When I started upgrading my blogs to WP 2.7, I was really nervous. I have bought many premium themes and have spent thousands of dollars in the process. If these themes and plug-ins were not compatible with WP 2.7, I would have had to find a way to upgrade them or stay with WP 2.6. I have not seen any major incompatibility which is great. I wish Microsoft could learn from the WordPress folks with this whole thing.

There are thousands of other reasons that make migrating to WordPress 2.7 a no-brainer. But the above reasons were the main reasons I made the jump a couple of months ago. It’s just so easy to patch your installation now, and I feel bad for folks who make a living out of hacking out of date WordPress blogs. There is simply no exucse for not having the latest update installed on your blog with WP 2.7.

What’s your take? What do you like the most with WP 2.7?

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