What’s Coming in WordPress 2.8

Want to have a sneak peek at what’s coming in version 2.8 of WordPress? You may have noticed that each version of WordPress has it’s own page in the Codex. WP 2.7’s is http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.7. If you increment the version number up to the next upcoming release, currently 2.8, you can look at the unfinished wiki article for the version, and see what’s being added, thus http://codex.wordpress.org/Version_2.8.

Just a few highlights from 2.8 are:

  • SimplePie for RSS parsing in areas such as the Dashboard and Widgets
  • Option to show absolute date instead of relative date for scheduled posts
  • Performance improvements all over the place
  • Improvements to PressThis bookmarklet
  • Improved Widget UI
  • nhoss2

    wordpress 2.8 already! I haven't used it in a while, but it doesn't feel like it was that long ago when you were talking about wordpress 2.7..

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/redwall_hp redwall_hp

    It wasn't. :) WP 2.7 has only been out for a couple months. 2.8 isn't due for awhile yet, but some of us are already looking forward to it.