WordPress 2.5 RC2 Is Out

Update: WordPress 2.5 has gone final. Great work from the teams at Auttomatic & Happy Cog, along with all of the contributors.

The latest release candidate of WordPress, 2.5 RC2, is out. So far I haven’t noticed any major changes from RC1, just some tweaks based on feedback.

Matt (WordPress co-founder) has put together a quick screen cast as an overview of the major changes compared to earlier 2.x releases. It’s well worth the look

Also, if you are going to upgrade to any release of 2.5, check out the official which plugins work and which don’t list before upgrading. Once you’re in the clear, go install. The admin tool is so much better.

WordPress 2.5 RC1 – First Impressions

Update: WordPress 2.5 has gone final. Great work from the teams at Auttomatic & Happy Cog, along with all of the contributors.

Yesterday I was working through my latest feed updates in Google Reader when I came across more information on the new WordPress 2.5 changes on Jeffery Zeldman’s blog. I kept it unread so I could come back to it later, but after what I saw, I kept thinking about it all day. Could it really be that good?

Tonight I pulled a copy of the site down to my laptop and did a test upgrade. Everything checked out( themes and plugins), so I went for it on the live site. Don’t worry, I backed up first.

I really enjoy the new editor – TinyMCE 3. Especially since it works correctly in Safari 3. I prefer Safari for its superior font rendering and speed, but I was relegated to Firefox under 2.3.3 and below.

Hats off to the team at Happy Cog. They’ve done some great work here. For more details, Techosailor has a full write up on the changes that is worth a read.

Also, Matt from WordPress notes this is production ready, but they wanted feedback on the design before finalizing 2.5. Don’t be scared of that RC1 name, go upgrade!