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Upgraded From WordPress 2.6.2 to 2.8 Baker

I hadn’t upgraded from my WordPress 2.6.2 for very long. I’m sorta don’t like Upgrading wordpress at all. Today, finally i decided to upgrade using the WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin. When i logged into the Dashboard, i came to know that WordPress 2.8 has been released. So, i upgraded immediately. It went on smoothly. So, i can confirm that it works well for upgrading to 2.8.

Now, coming back to WordPress 2.8, i visited the WordPress blog to know about the new features in 2.8. There are some very nice features. My favorite are :

CodePress Highlighting in the Editor : Finally, i need not fire up my PSPad Editor for making small changes to the theme or the plugins.

New Widgets Interface : As i said, i never really had the chance to play with the Dashboard of 2.7, except for on my Demo and local Dev installations. So, the new widgets interface is really nice.

Screen Options : Enables us to set how many items to show per page. I have the habit of manually checking and deleting the comments marked as Spam. So, it is easier when all the comments are displayed in a single page.

Installing Themes from Dashboard : Previously this was possible for plugins. As promised, they’ve added the feature for themes too. Though i’ll never be using this, it’ll be useful for casual bloggers who like to change the look of their blog often.

So, if you’re thinking of updating to 2.8, delay no further. Its a worthwhile upgrade. Use the WPAU plugin to make the process as easy as sipping coffee.

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