WordPress 2.7 Available for Download

The latest version of WordPress, codenamed “Coltrane,” is available for download. This is a major update with new everything. From the top down, the WordPress developers have listened to your feedback and thought deeply about the design and the result is a WordPress that’s just plain faster. Nearly every task you do on your blog will take fewer clicks and be faster in 2.7 than it did in any previous versions.

As with all new major releases, the question is, “Should I upgrade now or wait for version 2.7.1?” With all the major improvements version 2.7 brings to the table, I highly recommend everyone upgrade to it. The new interface is awesome and fully customizable. My upgrade went super smooth and so far, all plugins are working fine.

Below are a couple of videos. The top one was made by me right after upgrading to WordPress 2.7. I show some of the new feature and highlight the new integration with Google Gears. If you don’t know what Gears is, watch the video and be prepared to get excited. The second video is from WordPress and shows all the new features you’ll find in WordPress 2.7.

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69 thoughts on “WordPress 2.7 Available for Download”

  1. Sounds awesome! However, I’m not going to upgrade all of my blogs to 2.7. I’ll be wise and update a little later when the 2.7.1 release goes out that would fix up all the bugs found in this one. πŸ˜‰

    1. blogmerchant says:

      I’ll be upgrading on my development server today.

      1. The GEARS functionality is available in WP 2.6.5 as well.

        Click ‘Turbo’ on the right upper corner of the admin menu. 😈


    2. Trevor says:

      My fear is not working plugins. I’m fine with everything else.

      1. Taris J says:

        Thanks for the heads up!! It does seem really exciting and awesome from what you’ve posted here

    3. I just finished upgrading, and everything went smooth. No problems.

      The only plugin that didn’t work afterwards was my WPSticky plugin, but with it built into the newest version, I don’t even need it anymore.

      1. Blog Expert says:

        I have always been able to have sticky posts with the last three versions. Maybe the functionality is better in this release.

    4. I read that there were some issues with viewing 2.7 on IE. Anyone have any problems. I sometimes have to use IE so 2.7.1 maybe a good one to upgrade

    5. With the update functionality built into the core of WP now, it’s a sure thing. We don’t have to d/l and install heaps of files anymore!! Whohoo!!

      That alone it should be why I upgrade. πŸ™‚

      1. @Alex where do I find the place to upgrade? All I’ve heard was updating databases and such

    6. Aldhis says:

      How do you use WP for Mac? Could somebody give me a guidance?

      1. thanks. I know it shouldn’t take long but the last time i did something like this … well it took longer than expected. the plan: back up everything and do it in the wee hours thanks again

    7. Eric "Shuck" says:

      Wow, I just bought FTP Software because my free trial expired. No Return Policy. Thanks WordPress!

  2. Jamie Harrop says:

    I upgraded to 2.7 this morning. Took all of eight minutes to do so manually and had no problems despite using a custom theme and more than 30 plugins.

    The two features I’m really liking so far is the ability to reply to comments from within the admin panel, and the sticky post feature. I know there were plugins for both these features in 2.6, but to have them in 2.7 as default is nice. It does, however, seem those who were using the wp-sticky plugin in 2.6 are seeing a conflict due to the feature now been in the software as default, but I’m sure it’s easy to fix.

    Good screencast, John!


    1. blogmerchant says:

      One nice thing is that with every upgrade so far, no changes have been required with a custom template, that is a huge benefit.

  3. Jamie Harrop says:

    Just went to install gears and it looks like it doesn’t support the Opera browser. As my default browser, that’s pretty crap on Google/WordPress’ part. πŸ™


    1. The neat thing about Google Gears is that you don’t have to install it at all with Google Chrome, it comes built in so the only thing you have to do is enable it in your WordPress blog. Not sure why Google Gears doesn’t support Opera though, that is strange.

  4. Just installed the newest version and I see a big difference between this one and the previous ones.

    What tickles me is the fact that they are releasing a newer version almost once in 10 days πŸ™‚



  5. leon says:

    just upgraded…. WordPress 2.7 looks awesome …

    how come i also have 259 files to download ?

    1. John Chow says:

      Maybe those are the Google Gears files.

  6. I read a lot of reviews on this version and most weren’t sure when exactly it was going to be released for download. Glad to hear it is, it was much anticipated by the bloggers πŸ˜‰

  7. Great I’m going to have to upgrade ASAP then. Thanks for the heads up John.

    Chad Van Norman

  8. Joe says:

    I updated most of my blogs yesterday… this is a great new WP!

  9. Nikolai says:

    The new WordPress rocks!

    1. Trevor says:

      It sure does!

      This new wordpress has a new and awesome GUI

  10. Updating my blogs tonight, I’ve had RC1 installed on a test server and love it. Thanks for the heads-up, John on the release. This is sure to make lives much, much easier.

  11. yours video is a nice addition to the wordpress one..

    Good work.. I love 2.7

  12. BusinessX says:

    Improvise! I love it. The google gears could be helpful, wish we had that back in the old dial-up days. Some remote areas, we still could use it.

  13. shy blogger says:

    I’m too lazy to download and upgrade my wordpress blog..
    Too fast.

  14. Having slight problems getting the dashboard to display properly. and some plugins don’t like the new dashboard at all.

    Still, the new interface is great.


  15. Just updated using auto updater plugin worked perfect with all the plugin’s I have really like the new layout & look of 2.7

  16. Pheak.T says:

    these updates look pretty cool, i want to upgrade, but lazy at the thought of maybe having to reconfigure some things here and there.

  17. Ben Pei says:

    John you just went ahead and upgrade? There won’t be any problem right?

  18. Rahul says:

    I’d recently heard that the new 2.7 version was not a stable version and was still in its beta. so it is okay right now to do the update?

  19. I upgraded a couple days ago with the release candidate and it is really awesome. I had no problems.

  20. Bash Bosh says:

    I have updated my wp with new version! I have to say that it works and looks just great!
    All installed plug-ins works for me too!

  21. mbreti3gut says:

    It looks awesome. Hope to work all plugins

  22. I just updated all my blogs, the plugins seem to work just fine, and the themes are working fine. Or at least with the themes i’m using, real nice upgrade.

  23. It looks pretty nice.. but I`m still not switching to it. I logged in on one of my older blogs on wordpress.com yesterday and noticed the new dashboard which is pretty confusing at a first glance.

  24. StoreEbay says:

    WordPress 2.7 is great

  25. It is really a great news..i have upgraded my love blog to WordPress 2.7…..the dashboard admin panel is simply fantastic….all the plugin and theme is working fine….

    I am happy and love wordpress so much…

  26. I just finished upgrading, and everything went smooth. No problems.

  27. Greg Ellison says:

    I like WordPress 2.7. I upgraded 3 of my blogs without a problem.

  28. Chip says:

    Updated a long while ago since the Betas. I still have a problem with jQuery timeout. Must be a plugin.

  29. Karl Hadwen says:

    Downloadddding now

  30. Car Blog says:

    Waiting for fantastico deluxe for upgrading to wp 2.7

  31. Suzy says:

    just finish upgrading to wordpress 2.7..

  32. Wow, I’m absolutely loving WordPress 2.7 so far – easily the best update they’ve ever made.

    Also nice that it has a lot of important features out of the box so I don’t have to install as many plugins.

  33. I see a lot of people like it,but i have problems with text ads,stupid web 2.0 design, i liked previous version better,clean fast.

  34. Update: can’t edit text.link.ads plugin in widget box,or add a new one,i’m sure that i’m not the only one πŸ˜€ i hope.

  35. uwak says:

    hard work from wordpress team……. thanks for great resul, more better wordpress

  36. Clement says:

    WordPress rocks! I installed WP2.7 two days ago.All my plugins are still working.

  37. I’m usually a bit hesitant on upgrading anything if I am fine with the way it is currently working. However, coltrane looks smooth and easy to use…time to upgrade.

  38. ChrisW says:

    Just upgraded to 2.7 and everything went smoothly.i like the looks of the ACP.

  39. I just upgraded one of my WP Blogs and everything went smoothly. I actually hate the new interface however! I think they tried to pack too many features onto one page. I hope they partially revert back to the old layout in 2.7.1…

  40. game-girl says:

    We highly think of your recommnding. Sure upgrade.

  41. AdJingo says:

    Absolutely amazing, but I will be holding off for the moment on some of my high traffic sites. It seems (although) not true, that the trend has been a new version almost every other week.
    WP still amazes me and is an awesome product – Thanks for the videos!

  42. Chris says:

    What an awesome update! I am very pleased. I was actually helping a friend get going on wordpress.com and told him his interface was different. Had no idea I would soon have the same thing!

  43. Looks fantastic! My backups finished last night so I’ll be updating anytime now!

  44. Nice… WordPress just keeps getting better and better.

  45. Sirko says:

    Very nice. Matt is in the next year on the wordcamp in germany. And Im on the camp too, so I can give him some other good ideas for wordpress… haha πŸ˜‰

  46. game-girl says:

    Your video is good testimony to wordpress 2.7.

  47. One question to all who read this:
    Is there anyone who came to know about WordPress 2.7 from this blog post..?

    I dont know what should I blog about. When 2.7 was release everyone blogged about it and I didnt. I thought everyone out there would have already known about it. If everyone think like me, will anyone know about 2.7..?


  48. 2.7 is by far one of the best updates so far .. love what they have done with the dashboard

  49. Yeah, I like the update, but it will be interesting to see what they fix for the 2.7.1 version.

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