A few days ago with the release of release candidate 1 for wordpress 2.7, I tested it out on my local install and without any bugginess decided to go live. One or 2 plugins conflicted with the new install which rendered nomad-one.com a blank white screen for a few hours. I also forgot to reset my index.php file to tell it I was running wordpress from it’s own directory within my root folder.
One or 2 fixes later and I’m glad to say WP 2.7 RC1 has given me no more problems and is a huge pleasure to use. I recommend upgrading, but be sure to disable all plugins, and follow the regular upgrade process very strictly by backing up all files, backing up your database and taking it a step at a time. If there’s anything special you’ve done within your wordpress install be sure to pay attention not to overwrite any custom mods.
Once you have WP RC1 running upgrading is as simple as one click away once the official release is out.
I’m currently working on a detailed step by step dashboard guide for 2.7 which I hope to make available in pdf format in the next week or 2.
WordPress 2.7 sees a major overhaul of the administration interface, integration of some great previously external plugin functionality. The menu and easy to use dashboard customisations are my favourite improvements making managing yoru wordpress site easier than ever. You can also quickly swicth off certain panels which are of no relevence to you or your clients.