WordPress 2.7, here we go

I just updated my Content Management System to WordPress 2.7.

For those of you who haven’t been following the news, WP 2.7 is a pretty significant update to WordPress.  A bunch of things have been moved around.

Here’s a few initial thoughts:

Plugins:

– Oz Admin Drop Down – one of my favorite back-end plugins is no longer needed – as a matter of fact, it breaks the admin pages.  So you need to delete it, deactivate it, etc.  Otherwise, you won’t be able to see the menu on the left.

–  Custom Admin Branding – no longer works – well, it works, but not as nice.  WP changed the look of the log-in screen so my custom made log in no longer works.  That’s not a big deal for me, but can’t wait to get this fixed for other clients.  Being able to put in a custom Branded log in screen is a big deal.

Back End Menu:

– I love having the menu on the left hand side.  I love being able to shrink the menu to just the icons – giving me more space for writing and other things.  In short it is a big deal.

– The dashboard is now actually a useful page.  Before it was nothing more than just a waste.  Now, I’m looking forward to seeing it in action a little more.  Things like quickPress intrigue me.

OK, that’s it for now.  I’ll have more thoughts later as I work through everything.

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