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WordPress 2.8 Just “Feels Good”

Posted on | June 15, 2009 | No Comments

I usually cringe with automatic updates to anything, however I have no problem auto-updating WordPress after pulling a backup. I pulled in 2.8 today and to my amazement, it looked like nothing had changed.

Then, since I was logged in anyway, I stole five minutes of time to add my StackOverflow stats to the side bar. Holy widgets, Batman! It was nice to be able to tweak the JS on the fly without having to continuously update the whole side bar. With one click theme installs, I may find myself tempted to change things a bit in the not too distant future.

It is also, as its release notes indicate, considerably faster.

I really have to hand it to the folks behind WP. The theme you see in use here is over four years old, no update has broken any interface that it uses (though I do avoid using depreciated functions). Everything is now where it “feels like” it should be and works exactly the way you would expect it to work. The WP 2.7/2.8 admin interface is really one of the best examples of how to design an intuitive web based UI available.


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