Finally, at last, it’s here. And now, on to 2.8. There were several areas that we didn’t have time to re-design for 2.7. 2.8 will focus on making the media and widgets UI as good as the rest of WP. There will be a few new features as well. Theme browsing and one-click theme install is a likely one. After a short rest to recover from 2.7, we’ll start brainstorming new features and put the results on the 2.8 codex page.
We’ll likely do the usual .1 release in a month to address any bugs that slipped through the 2.7 beta testing cycle.
A lot of people contributed to 2.7, but I’d like to give a few thank yous in particular.
Jane for the UX, the wire frames, and for all of the help with managing this release. Matt for the great visual design. DD32 for the upgrade and install work, file system abstraction, and all of the bug fixing. Jacob for the HTTP API and all of that phpdoc. Aaron for quick edit. Austin for the many bug fixes and for getting the flash uploader working with Flash 10. Mike for the dashboard. Peter, Mark, and Andrew for being kick ass lead devs who put in a lot of thought, love, and hours. And Matt for bringing all of these great people together.