WordPress 2.7 “Coltrane” is live to the world. So many people put so much into this release, all I can really say is “thank you.”

Check out the release video:

73 thoughts on “2.7

  1. “Improvise”

    If the tagline for WP 2.7 “Coltrane” is “Improvise”, then I would to give a big applause to WP and its contributors for this superb performance.

    You are giving any WP user the ability to take blogging to a new and extremely personlized level with endless possibilities. That is music to anyone’s ears.

    “Encore!!! Encore!!!”

  2. Matt, I couldn’t able to watch this HD version – do you please give any alternative links of the same video.

    Oh, thanks for the great jobs and it’s now more faster the ever.

  3. Brilliant!

    First Coltrane website will be up in 3 mins.

    Regards from a snowy Switzerland
    (when I look outside the window I see the exact same kind of snow as on your website, it freaks me out really….)


    With WordPress 2.7 out the door, does that mean more effort will be directed toward bbPress now (pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease)?

  5. I LOVE IT! When you first started showing the improved admin. I hated it. I didn’t download any of the betas or any of that until I upgraded the actual release on one of my sites today.

    Wow.. was I ever wrong about this release. It’s so damn easy and will look a lot better as a cms when building sites for client.

  6. I’ve upgraded 5 of my sites this morning…
    I’m loving it. THe only issue I had was with the “Platinum SEO Pack” plugin. My pages would come up blank when this was installed. I went back to the “All in One SEO Pack” plugin with no problem.. so I guess i’ll switch all my sites to this.

  7. Hey Matt,

    I’d just like to thank you for the improvements made since the earlier versions… It really has made my blogging experience an even better one.

    Many Thanks


  8. I couldn’t find a place to put this on the WordPress site, so I just thought I’d tell you and ask that you pass along to your team:


    This is everything I want in a CMS and more. It’s wonderful. I would say perfect, if I thought anything could be perfect. This may be the closest thing I’ve seen yet, though!

  9. Hey Matt,

    I’m totally astounded by the new 2.7 release. I’ve uninstalled many plugins that have been made superfluous by the vastly improved interface, and I can’t wait until 2.8 so that I have an excuse to use the new auto updater!

    As much as I love the new release I love the video you’ve embedded above even more. It really got me excited for the new version, and it’s a very polished and clever little instructional video. I have an education in technical writing so I have a keen eye for exceptional technical communications, and this is definitely a prime example.

  10. yeah i just want to say thanks to everyone who works on making this system better. I knew very little about code or internet technology until i stumbled on WordPress last year. Its taught me ton about php and css. Its now an awesome cms system/blog for my band. http://www.stemsounds.com. And 2.7 is an amazing interface that just makes this so much easier for me. Being in a band is tough so anything i can do to save time is a god send. and this not only allows me to save time, but its just so much fun to click around this thing. Amazing UI work, a lot of paid web services can learn a lot from you guys.

  11. Wow, I have to admit, the new interface is really good. I liked the old interface and really didn’t see the need for improvement, but, wow, the actual end result is way better than I was expecting and better than the screenshots I saw of the interface earlier on. Well done! And, thanks for all the work that you and the other developers put into this project.

  12. Matt,
    Thanks very much to everyone involved in this release. The UI is truly awesome and includes some great features that allow me to stop using some plugins I’ve added in the past few years.

    Keep up the great work!

  13. I’ve experienced 2.7 because I have a WordPress.com account. But I have trouble upgrading my self-hosted wp’s. The WPAU plugin didn’t work well last time and I don’t want it tohappen again. I just wish there’s a better and simpler way to upgrade to newer wp vesions.

    More power to the WP community! Merry Christmas to one and all!

  14. Updating to WP 2.7 didn’t work for me. Maybe it’s because I mixed up the two official German WP versions in then past.

    I published a zeitgeisty movie poster on my blog: “WordPress 2.7: The Day Alter Falter! stood still” ´- check it out! 🙂

  15. Matt, the new release is looking great so far. I do have one BIG disappointment, however. I was hoping for more bulk management tools for categories. We need to be able to highlight all the posts in one category, and move them in bulk to another existing (or create new) category. This would make clean-up and re-filing SO much less time-consuming. Please? I can’t imagine the amount of time and effort you must put into this project, and I for one really appreciate the commitment you’ve made. Thank you, a million times over, for WordPress.

  16. @Heiko [HVBX] – the video was made with a combination of Screenflow, Final Cut Pro, After Effects CS4, Ableton Live and a whole lot of French blend coffee 🙂

  17. It truly is amazing! Even though after the update I was mildly shocked about how much the UI had changed (yeah, haven’t been paying attention to news or anything), I really like it now that I’ve played around with it a little. Very intuitive AND good looking! Not to mention it’s inspired by jazz, mmmmm. The vid is nice, too. Thanks so much for the amazing job!

    One thing that would make this even more awesome would be the option to put the sidebar menu of the dashboard on the right side of the screen – maybe it’s just left-handed me but sidebars on that side always made more sense to me.

    Maybe if enough people request that you’ll consider it for some of your future releases (:

  18. One thing that would make this even more awesome would be the option to put the sidebar menu of the dashboard on the right side of the screen – maybe it’s just left-handed me but sidebars on that side always made more sense to me.

  19. Matt. Great video! I’m excited to take a look at what it can do very soon.

    What flash player are you using for your video? And where are you hosting the video? I do a lot of video and really like the clean player that you are using. Shoot me an email if you have a moment. Thanks!

  20. Have always loved WordPress. Thanks for sharing. 2.7 is brilliantly done. It is really great how it keeps improving. I’d love to be more involved with your product. Nice job.

  21. I use WP for all of my sites and I love it. I’m not too crazy about this, but I’m sure I’ll get used to it. (:

    A couple of people said above that the sidebar should be allowed to be moved to the right, and I completely agree. Or could we also move it back to the horizontal position? I have a thing for right hand sidebars or horizontal menus for some reason. I’m not even left handed.

    All the complaining aside, thanks so much for all you do. I love WP, I love bbPress, and I love the team for giving us so much for virtually nothing in return. You guys are my heroes!

  22. Matt, want to thank you for replying (re: caption). Please try put a little pressure with your company — believe it or not, many of us (I’m deaf) have our own wordpress — and there are two webhost companies — I use one of them and we keep each other posted on little cool things we discovered in WordPress. One of the webhost owner even made a vlog (video blog) giving info how to setup WordPress.

    Also, many hard of hearing are having problem hearing audio coming from computer.

  23. Great job! WP 2.7 is terrific. You guys keep raising the bar.

    The new interface blew my mind for a bit (it’s so different than 2.6!) but I’ve been getting used to it. I’ve been looking forward to it since WordCamp and it’s even more clean and powerful than I expected.

    And the fact that it’s something you give away for free is incredible.

    Can’t wait till I have time to upgrade my personal site (upgraded at work right away)…. 🙂

  24. Is there a video available for WP 2.8 and further developments too?
    I watched that 2.7 video in the beginning of this year and was quite excited – so is there any sequel of it?

    Kind regards,