The brand spanking new Wordpress 2.5 "Brecker" is here, and just hours old. The crew over at Wordpress just cut the newest stable version loose, and of course we installed it immediately. It is awesome.
There's a ton of new features, bells, and whistles. However, I must say, my favorite thing is the new design of the back end from a cosmetic point of view. It is very clean, simple, and easy to navigate.
It's also very BRIGHT! You actually feel lighter when you write. A very airy feel to it that makes it enjoyable to work.
The new "Write" screen also has built in tools for adding media such as YouTube videos, you own images, pdf's, audio clips, and other media. You can even toggle to full screen mode, which makes the writing a little easier when you are working on those big posts. It blows the writing area up to the full width of your browser, which then makes it look/feel like you are working inside MS Word or similar word processing software.
After typing in your headline, you also get a preview of what your permalink will look like for that article. It is placed in a clear area for you to see. I'm hoping this encourages users to think about their slugs and urls a little more. The smarter you write your slug, the better your SEO will be.
If you write a blog with more than one person, there's new features for you too! Now, you don't have to worry about being inside a post and having your partner save over your edits. Once you open a post, it will keep other editors out while you work on it. That way you aren't both working on it at the same time and saving over each other.
Tons of great features. iCast Limited is offering our professional services for this upgrade. If you would like to have us upgrade your Wordpress blog for you, it will cost you just $29.95. Contact us if you are interested in this offer.
Don't have a Wordpress blog? It is very easily to migrate your current blog over to this platform. We offer those services too.