WordPress 2.7 Preview

by Jeremy Schoemaker on August 26, 2008 · 92 comments

On my dev box I upgrade via subversion every night to the latest version. Its what is called “bleeding edge” and not considered stable (or even beta for that matter) but I love to dink around with what is coming.

It should be noted wordpress 2.7 is scheduled for release on November 10th (more then 2 months from now) and I suspect these things will drastically change.

There was a lot of speculation of new things coming in wordpress 2.7. Threaded comments, subscribed comments and lots of other interesting things have been thrown around.

2 things have been implemented that got my attention.

The new dashboard is super slick.

I really love the new design. 99% of the time when I log in its to make a new post and the new dashboard has plenty of options to do that.

Another new feature that got my attention was the “inbox”.

Not much is known about this new inbox system but it looks like it could be a message system of some sort between bloggers.

I will let you know as I see new features implemented in the bleeding edge.

full disclosure

About the author...

– who has written 2896 posts on ShoeMoney.com.

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.

Jason recommends you check out these amazing posts:

  1. Failure-Poster I Am a Failure
  2. shutterstock_73217308 You’re Too Sensitive to Be on the Internet
  3. facebooksheep How I hacked your Facebook account


1 Chris Brogan...

Wow. Very slick. I had a problem when I went to 2.6. It didn’t play nicely with my database. Did you run into that when you went from 2.5 to 2.6? And/or did that seem to go away after 2.6.1?

Thanks for sharing. See you at Blog World Expo?

2 ShoeMoney

Hi Chris-

everything is good so far. I wont be at blogworld doing izeafest instead (I am keynote speaking)

EDIT – I will be at blogworld now!

3 meethere

is this a plugin or v2.7 beta ?
How you got that wp panel and these threaded comments before the release ?

4 web hosting rebates

shoe is using wp thread comment plugin for threaded comments

5 jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

Shoe, how’d you pick Izeafest over Blogworld?

6 meethere

This comment plugin is hiding the text when I am typing right now !!

7 Jeremy Schoemaker

I have never gave a keynote speech before. It will be good experience for me. Blogworld I am sure will be a blast it was one of my favorite conference last year

8 Chetan

So you saying that Threaded comments is coming in with the 2.7 version?
What if we don’t need it?

Btw the dashboard panel looks superb and sleek!

9 ShoeMoney

Even though threaded comments was rumored to be included in 2.7 it is still not in any form. If I had to guess I would say it is not going to be included in 2.7.

10 Chetan

Then its good and cool. And the other options too, should be optional as everyone would not like them.

11 Matt

Any threaded comments functionality will come in the form of an API, and it’ll have to be added to your theme.

12 jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

which threaded comments plugin is this? it’s integrated quite well though the textarea doesn’t wrap to fit the smaller “reply” box (not a big deal though)

13 web hosting rebates

it’s wp thread comment (looked in the source). here is the link to the plugin’s page: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-thread-comment/

14 TylerC

I like my system if comments much better… Allows for reply commenting and its not cluttered.

15 Jeffro2pt0

That inbox feature is news to me as well. I’ll also be doing a WordPress 2.7 preview as well this weekend to highlight all sorts of changes that may be coming down the pike.

16 Justin Cook

It seems pretty logical. For sure bloggers should be able to exchange messages if there are multiple on one blog. However, I would think that even comment notices would come here as well.

17 Static

Hmm… Maybe I should get an hands-on experience with it. The screenshots definitely look good and the threaded comments feature is something that I’m really looking forward to, because I always prefer built-ins to plugins.

18 TylerC

Can say Im a fan of the new WordPress admin theme…. Its better than the old one but I thought I would see something slicker/

19 | Balu |

This looks like an interesting development.. inbox feature now what’s that.. am all excited now!

20 Douglas

I love wordpress- I use it for all my websites.

21 Bryan Bliss

this looks nice and i appreciate you beta testing.
when it comes to finding bugs
better you than me

have you noticed any plugin or other issues yet?
thanks and take care,

22 Jarret

Doesn’t look too bad, although like you said, it is still 2 months before they even release it.

I’m sure a lot of things are going to change with it before then, some for the better or maybe some for the worst.

23 Dick

I hope that changes will be aimed for the better. Wordpress forever!

24 Frank Gil

Looking forward to use it soon, we are wordpress fans.

25 JumboCasher.com

Wonderful… Wordpress keeps getting better and better…

26 TylerC

They need to start adding some real features though… Other than 2.5 most of their updates have been minor improvements and bug fixes.

27 Sly from SlyVisions dot Com

New design looks really cool. But Wordpress itself is just awesome. I’ll never regret moving my blog to Wordpress.


28 Melvin

why? wheres your blog before?

29 Ovidiu - GuitarFlame.com

I wonder how much are they going to add to it and when is it going to stop. I know that from a business point of view, they just need to go on but come on, how much to add to it?

30 Hans-Peter Manzenreiter

concerning your 2nd point – “inbox”:
I guess the WP-guys are trying to bring the first features of BuddyPress (Social Networking) into wordpress. but that’s just my thinking.

31 Florian

That’s a pretty good guess I’d say. With social networks being extremely successful, it would be a smart move to integrate this sort of functionality directly into wordpress instead of relying on third party services.

32 terminator69

This looks cool.

33 Gossip

Looking forward to enjoy WP 2.7, thanks for the sreenshot!

34 Otooo

Looks nice – I like the upgrades, I just hate having to go through the update process every month :(
The inbox feature looks good

35 web hosting rebates

then you should really check this plugin: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-automatic-upgrade/

It will make your life easier.

36 Le Melon

Didn’t some people have a problem with that mucking up the upgrade?
I seem to remember seeing something about that plugin mucking up on the wordpress forums…

37 Le Melon

Yay we can reply to comments again!
The “new post” button does look useful indeed. As you said: most of the time you login, it’s because you want to write a post.

38 jorge

really excited to see this in action in our dev environment. curious about the inbox addition.

39 sergio.dares

Threaded comments – who needs it ?!

40 Storm

We do, great for singling out comments…….

41 web hosting rebates

was question was ironic, right ? Because I don’t see a solid reason not to use threaded comments.

42 Melvin

Wow, cool!.. I cant wait for this one….

43 River Girl

Looks really slick – can’t wait!

44 Agent Magenta

Good to see the threaded comments are back!

45 Dick

I agree. I was very uncomfortable to communicate without this pieces. -(((((((((

46 web hosting rebates

I feel the same…with threaded comments it’s much more easy to follow the discussion.

47 markviduk

I’m using Wordpress2.6 for my website that name Mobile Reviews
And I’m waiting for 2.7

48 Jonathan

What a big improvement over the predecessor. This will make my wordpress experience a little bit more different from now on. Nice work Wordpress Team. Also nice post from Mr.Shoemoney!!

49 jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

On one hand I’m glad to see subscribe to posts and threaded comments integrated into the base install, both are great features that shouldn’t be just plugins.

50 Hustle Strategy

Agreed, they should be options that come with the default install. Along with contact.

51 Dr J

I’ve been messing with WP 2.7 trunk and so far I think where they are headed with it

52 FactPile

Most times I dread upgrading to the new WP, because it’s blown up my database in the past – but with all these features (hopefully), it seems like WP is getting very close to being a complete CMS system. SWEET.

53 web hosting rebates

can’t wait for 2.7 to be released. I don’t mind installing a new version so often :)

54 Custom T-Shirts

An internal messaging system for bloggers is a pretty neat idea!

55 jim of Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

I think it might be overkill.. don’t try to do too much

56 Swap

this looks great cant wait for it.

57 LetUsReviewIt

I can’t wait to get 2.7. I really don’t like 2.6 it just doesn’t seem to flow right and it makes editing new websites with wordpress and getting them set up a pain. It takes me about an hour or so longer to set up a great blog each time. Hopefully 2.7 will have a quicker interface and make everything on one page so I don’t have to click through 3 pages to get to a simple editing task.

58 FavBrowser


Are you SERIOUS?

… Go and fix wp 2.5, wp 2.6 bugs first. Release 2.6.2

59 newmediaMIke

Thanks for the preview Shoe. I’m looking forward to this upgrade. And for the naysayers who complain about updating, I’m using Automatic Updater and it is a snap. “knock on wood” I haven’t had any problems so far with it.

60 Sharron Field

I think Keith Dsouza did a great job recently in making the auto-update work flawlessly. I’m joining the “no-problems” club. I just hope 2.7 doesn’t play havoc with my existing threaded-comments plugin if it does have any such functionality.

61 QuittingTheDayJob

hadn’t seen anything about that yet. Looks very interesting, but i MIGHT wait a bit before upgrading. A lot of my stuff got borked going to 2.6 and there was not specific overriding reason to upgrade.

62 Noobpreneur

IMO, that would be wise – The last time I upgraded to 2.6, some of my plugins return fatal errors :P

63 MoneyM8

I still haven’t upgraded to the 2.6.1 that the message at the top of admin keeps telling em to do.

2.7 sounds like it’ll be pretty cool. I’ll probably delay the update for a couple weeks as usual.

P.S. I got the ShoeMoney shirt from the comment contest. THANKS! I’ll be sending my pic for the gallery shortly.

64 kashif

I Prepare for Wordpress 2.7 and track new features and bug fixes.

65 shoeb

Thanks for sharing i didn’t even know Wordpress 2.7 is already in development mode

66 owais

Thanks for informing me and i will try to use wordpress now since they have default sitemap and i want to use it.

67 mudassir

Did you ever get it to work? If not, contact me and I’ll try to help.

68 Manuel

The admin site looks great. I think its time to update – my blog is still running version 2.3.

69 Nick Throlson

Wordpress keeps getting better every month it seems

70 Chris Abernethy

Looks great as usual! I’m really excited with all of the admin changes that have been happening lately, the back-end is really coming together from a usability standpoint.

71 Popular Wealth

I say it’s not broken, yet.

72 cheap used cars

threaded comments, fresh dashboard? I can’t wait!

73 Link Building Blog

That interface is looking slick! I’ve still not upgraded all my blogs yet so I think I’ll wait the 2 months for 2.7

74 Dick

Time does not matter. Quality is the main goal.

75 Elite Blogger

At first glanced the thing that impresses me the most is a more standard navigation structure. Keep us posted Shoe.

76 Craig Mullins

nice, I can’t wait for that one. Wordpress has really been upping the features these past few updates.

77 Noobpreneur


That inbox might be an interesting one – Keep us updated, will ya?


78 Reid

Definitely liking what I see here, and have been a fan of the new design that came with v2.5 so maybe that helps too… :)

79 Big Ben Patton

Good stuff shoe, it looks like a bright and promising future for the wordpress crowd. I have to give props to the developers for doing so well.

80 SEO Tricks

The interface looks great! I can’t really wait to see it.. :D

81 FavBrowser

They;re chancing wp versions like socks.

82 poor jokes

will try on my computer blog

83 Ganesh

It sure looks nice. Especially the inbox feature.

84 Eva White

So they are turning it into a mail id now?

85 Anggie

That was great….

86 Dustin Cucciarre

Just made the upgrade!

87 Gossip

PS: When will WP 2.7 be released?

88 ways to earn online

I am not a wordpress user but that looks great. It looks like it has way more features than blogger.

89 digital

They are chancing wp versions like socks.

90 Martin

Hi, ShoeMoney

I have some problem with my main page has some problem which all the sidebar widget are display at the blog’s footer. But everything become normal at other page – contact page, online page & etc. I have not idea what is going on my web blog. I already deactived all the wp plugin but still received same problem. Any idea what is going on my wp blog..?


91 Mob mesh

Wow really very nice and good information you share here. I read your entire post and really superb information you share here on funny stuff thanks for your information.

92 hermes handbags

Hi, ShoeMoney

I have some problem with my main page has some problem which all the sidebar widget are display at the blog’s footer. But everything become normal at other page – contact page, online page & etc. I have not idea what is going on my web blog. I already deactived all the wp plugin but still received same problem. Any idea what is going on my wp blog..?


Previous post:

Next post: