WordPress has just released a brand new version of the world’s best blogging software. Version 2.8 “Baker,” is immediately available for download. 2.8 represents a nice fit and finish release for WordPress with improvements to themes, widgets, taxonomies, and overall speed. We also fixed over 790 bugs. This release is named in honor of noted trumpeter and vocalist Chet Baker.
Visually, 2.8 feels a lot like 2.7, just with some minor tweaks here and there. However once you’ll dig in you’ll begin to appreciate the changes. 2.8 is also way faster to use. You can read the full list of over 180 upgrades here.
The upgrade to 2.8 went without a single hitch and everything looks to be running normally so far. It really does seem faster than the last version. So far, I am happy with it. If WordPress follows its usual pattern, I’m sure 2.8.1 won’t be far behind. Here’s a quick video overview of everything in the new release: