The features coming in WordPress 2.7 have finally been set in stone. In addition to the UI changes, which have sparked much debate recently, there are a number of welcome additions to the feature set.
The ones I’m most excited about are:
- Automatic upgrade for the core files
- Integrated plugin installer and browser (essentially people can browse WordPress Extend and install plugins with a single click)
- Threaded comments
- Inline post editing
Read Ryan Boren’s post for the full list.
The features are not all completed yet, obviously, so we probably still have a ways to go before a release candidate, let alone a final release. I think this is going to be the next WP 2.5 though. A lot of new features, not just back-end improvements, but new toys to play with.