Sometime ago, if you ever notice the announcement from WordPress.org, they stated that version 2.4 will be skipped and will be focusing on version 2.5 development. Normally, the WordPress development team will release a new version in every 5 months time. Because of time constraint, 2.4 is skipped and 2.5 is now almost available to the public.
If you refer to the roadmap, WordPress 2.5 was planned to be released on 10th March 2008. However, Matt from the development theme said:
The software is basically done and stable, and could be released today, but we’d like to incorporate feedback from a wider audience before making it available to the general public. After a few days of your feedback we’ll set a final release date.
If you are interested to be a tester of WordPress 2.5 and have feedbacks, you can join the testers mailing list.
This is the new look of the Dashboard. It’s now wider and show a better quick summary of the entire blog. There are also changes in the navigation. It’s cut down by half and more organized now – easier to carry out tasks (especially for new WP users). The Write editor and Manage is improved in the new release too.
Here is an announcement of WordPress 2.5 sneak peak.
My Two Cents
I still prefer the old blue look of the Dashboard, instead of having a brighter color like orange. However, according to the sneak peak announcement, users are able to change the dashboard look to the old “classic” blue under the user option. Even better, “It’s also pluggable so people can easily add or share their own color schemes.”
Another feature that I think will be very handy is the number count on top of the Comment navigation. User can now easily know if there’s any new (number of) comments (including spams).
I also can’t wait to try out WordPress 2.5. Be alert these few days as it’s gonna release to the general public soon.Tags: release