WordPress 2.8 Release Candidate 1 Released

David Silversmith recently gave you all a preview of WordPress 2.8. I am pleased to announce that Release Candidate 1 has just been released. If no major bugs are found, this will be released as the complete version in 2 days time.

Here are some highlights of this new release :

  • New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API
  • Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
  • Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin
  • Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns
  • Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options
  • Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment
  • Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
  • Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation

I have installed it on BloggingTips and though I don’t foresee any major bugs being found, some of you may prefer to download it on Wednesday just incase you need to download it again.

Link : WordPress Release Candidate 1


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  1. cyn June 8, 2009
  2. Seth W June 9, 2009