Poll: Are You Running WordPress 2.7 Yet?

WordPress 2.7 was released on the evening of December 10th, as you probably know. Interestingly, it was the first time that Twitter alerted me to the finalization of a WordPress release, rather than other means, such as the Dashboard.

WP 2.7 seems to be the quickest-adopted release that I’ve seen so far. People pounced on it the moment it came out, and a few people who have previously been a little cautious in updating have jumped right in and upgraded.

Are you running 2.7 yet? Please take a moment to answer the poll below, if you’re a WordPress user. (You will have to click through if you’re reading this in an RSS aggregator.)

Have you upgraded to WordPress 2.7 yet?

  • Yes (67%, 22 Votes)
  • I've been planning on doing it, but I've been busy... (21%, 7 Votes)
  • No (9%, 3 Votes)
  • No, I'm still waiting for a plugin to be updated (3%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 33

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I updated Webmaster-Source to 2.7 within an hour of it’s release, and I have beeen slowly working on upgrading my other installations. So far I like it. The new admin is great, though a couple things bother me about it. I don’t like the change of “Manage Posts,” to “Edit Posts,” for example. It’s a minor annoyance, but it just doesn’t sound as good.

Also, if you’re a user of WP125 or GoCodes, be sure to update them, along with any other plugins you have installed, when you upgrade.

  • http://news.runtowin.com Blaine Moore

    I think that the early adoption of this version can be attributed to 2 major factors.

    1. This release was much more widely tested than previous releases and there is a much better likelihood that it will carry fewer problems.

    2. It’s the last time people will have to manually update, as the software will be able to update itself from now on! People just wanted to get that out of the way.

    For myself, I haven’t updated my main blog, but mostly because I’ve been busy. I did update it on my test server and saw that everything will work; the only thing that broke was due to updating a plugin, but I knew that would break it because the last 3 versions of the plugin work differently than the way it did when I first installed it and I liked the original way better, so jumping 3 versions is a bit much. That doesn’t affect me updating wordpress, though.

    I do like the new interface a lot, especially the plugin management. Being able to install directly from wordpress is a great feature, as I assume uploading a zip file directly probably is (haven’t needed that yet.) Even for somebody savvy enough to edit & create his own plugins, it still saves me time from downloading, extracting, opening FTP, doing the FTP, then activating…now I just do a quick search, get the latest version of a plugin, install and done.

    • http://www.webmaster-source.com Matt

      Blaine, you have some good points there. I really like that I won’t have to do manual updates anymore, and I know what you mean about the testing. I ran Trunk versions all along and was making sure my plugins were ready by the time 2.7 went gold, and I’m sure other plugin developers did the same. I saw very few complaints about plugins not working after upgrading. This is one of the most seemless releases to date, I think.