WordPress 2.4

It’s coming.

WordPress 2.4 will be released on December 12, and 2.5 in the following May. According to Blogging Pro, we will be seeing “some very visible changes to the WordPress administration panel.” What does that mean? Will the admin be redesigned? We could do with a change from that blue color, and dropdown navigation would be nice.

Personally, I’d like to see an improved admin, along with the following:

  • An RSS template, so we can customize our feeds
  • WYSIWYG (or WYSIWTH if you prefer) editor fixes. I’m tired of the editor “fixing” code I write (or paste) into the code tab. If I paste in a YouTube video embed, then I want it to work. I don’t want the code mangled into dysfunctional rubbish. The same goes for the way it replaces <div> tags with <p> tags.
  • I want my Technorati inbound links back! Who’s bright idea was it to use Google Blog Search instead?
  • 301 Redirection. If I change a post slug, the old one should automatically redirect to the new one. It would also be nice to be able to set-up redirects manually. That way, if you do some podcasting or something like that, you can say visit www.myblog.com/bg70 instead of a full permalink.

Those are the major things that I want fixed, and something tells me we won’t see many (or any) of my biggest complaints addressed in WP 2.4.

By the way, Westi on WordPress will be posting updates on the development of WordPress 2.4, so keep an eye on the blog to see what’s being added. The posts are tagged WordPress 2.4, so grab this RSS feed to get the updates.