WordPress keeps moving on up

WordPress have just announced the launch of version 2.8 today and I’ve already upgraded thanks to the super handy in-built upgrade tool.

Looks like there’s a heap of nice tweaks and changes but the most noticeable thing on first use was the speed of the admin interface, which definitely feels like it’s moved up a good notch in speed. Other improvements include:

  • Better widget management
  • Theme installing and improved theme editing through admin interface
  • Post management and dashboard display options increased
  • Timezone fixes (you can select your timezone and it handles summer time issues)

They’ve also launched a whole new Widget API. So good work Automattic and the community! Keep the fire burning!