For three weeks I planned to install the latest release of WordPress 2.8. The list of improvements and enhancements is endless!
- New drag-and-drop widgets admin interface and new widgets API
- Syntax highlighting and function lookup built into plugin and theme editors
- Browse the theme directory and install themes from the admin
- Allow the dashboard widgets to be arranged in up to four columns
- Allow configuring the number of items to show on management pages with an option in Screen Options
- Support timezones and automatic daylight savings time adjustment
- Support IIS 7.0 URL Rewrite Module
- Faster loading of admin pages via script compression and concatenation
Good to see IIS 7.0 support mod rewrite and the development in this area. WordPress is making the update of their system that you shouldn’t wait to go ahead.
One of the new cool things with Plugins after 2.8 upgrade is to search and install plugins from the admin area. Before manual download and upload was needed.