To track the day-to-day happenings of WordPress 2.7 development, head over to the Development Updates blog. We’ll be discussing the ongoing admin UI changes and the new features slated for 2.7. Add your comments and join in.
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the features that have already gone into 2.7.
- New admin UI based on the crazyhorse experimental UI branch with new menus and navigation
- New edit post page that allows dragging and dropping of meta boxes. Boxes can be expanded and collapsed as before and now also completely hidden.
- Ability to hide columns on the content index pages
- Inline editing of posts and pages on the content index pages
- Comments XMLRPC API (Who wants comment moderation on the iPhone? Me.)
- Reply to comments from the admin
- Keyboard hot keys for managing comments
- Threaded Comments and new wp_list_comments() API
- Sticky Posts
- Automatic plugin install and integrated plugin browser
- Automatic upgrade of WordPress
- HTTPOnly auth cookies
- New HTTP request API
- A new SSH2 filesystem abstraction for updates and installs over sftp
Not all of those features are complete yet, but they are getting close. We’re hoping to get a few more features like Theme update, install, and browsing done in time for 2.7.