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December 11, 2008

Time to ride the Coltrane

WordPress 2.7 ?Coltrane?
The first thing you?ll notice about 2.7 is its new interface. From the top down, [they?ve] listened to [our] feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that?s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in a previous version. (Download it now, or read on for more.)

But before you do, here’s some valuable advice – deactivate the Lighter Menus plugin before upgrading (and keep it deactivated) If you don’t, you’ll run into the same problem I did which is not seeing your dashboard navigation and thus having to rely on your WordPress backend navigation memory (or compare it to your un-upgraded blog).

The problem is that the dashboard has a whole new interface which is (hopefully) cleaner and the elements can be dragged around (or minimized) for better placement. Of course, any major change will take getting used to, especially for veteran WP users but flexability is why you use WordPress in the first place, right?

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  • At 10:34 am on December 13, 2008, archshrk commented:

    One of the new features in WordPress 2.7 is comment threading. It basically allows people to respond to specific comments immediately after the relevant comment rather than ad the end of all comments. Unfortunately, i have to do some “tweeking” to my current theme to take advantage of this feature and it may not apply to existing comments (sorry) I’ll let you know how it goes.

  • At 10:39 am on December 13, 2008, archshrk commented:

    Still testing things. But if you are looking for a great “how to:” on this issue, visit

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