WordPress 2.8 New Features

With WordPress 2.8 beta 1 now available – there are some great new features that I wanted to highlight for the upcoming WordPress 2.8 release.

An exhaustive list of all the updates are available for review, but here are ten highlights for the end user.

  • Don’t ask for confirmation when marking a comment as spam
  • Don’t notify post author of own comments
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns as set via the Screen Options tab
  • Improved Plugin search on Administration > Plugins > Add New
  • Autosave post/page when pressing Control/Command+S
  • Support more than one gallery on the same page
  • “Choose a city in the same timezone as you” for Timezone in Administration > Settings > General
  • Add “Send this password to the new user by email” option to Administration > Users > Add New
  • In upgrade process, provide better explanation for database upgrade message
  • Add password strength meter to Add User and Edit User

Everything looks very promising and the developers are doing a great job with getting bug fixes in place, more options, and easier to user interfaces. Stay tuned for the release of WordPress 2.8 in the near future!

About the Author...

Jennifer Zelazny

I am a Penn State alumni, avid golfer, runner, volunteer, and Chicagoland WordPress developer who always enjoys a refreshing Coca-Cola.