After following the beta development and testing it on another domain, I went ahead the other day and installed WordPress 2.7 RC1 here on my blog. Furthermore, I updated my blog’s theme to take advantage of the new features WordPress 2.7 offers such as threaded comments (where one can reply to individual comments).
Thank you, Otto, your 2.7 Comments Enhancements instructions were a big help. :-)
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Hey Marcus, great blog.
To date, I’ve been using WordPress’s online management tools for my blog (I keep a WordPress blog for SEO purposes), and haven’t made the leap to downloading their software. Are the additional features worth the transition?
Also, perhaps you or someone else can clarify for me – is there a NoFollow attribute hidden in WordPress somewhere? I’ve heard mixed messages from SEO pros on the subject.
Whether features are worth a transition depends on the website, personal preferences and fear, I’d say. For me, I keep my WordPress installations up-to-date for three reasons: #1 Security, #2 More and more plugins become redundant, and #3 Excitement.
Re nofollow, a default WordPress installation puts a nofollow attribute on outgoing links in the comments section. Here on hochstadt.com, I use the NoFollow Free plugin to avoid that (but only for those who commented four or more times).
I’ve been following your blog and I should say that I learned so much from it.
I have not upgraded my blog yet to 2.7 yet because I would like to hear what are the reactions of other users.
I would like to know what are the features that you like best of the latest version aside from the threaded comments. You also wrote about security. Could you please elaborate on it?
In short (and I may have missed a point or two)…
– One-click upgrade feature
– One-click upload-and-install-plugin feature
– One-click access to everything
– A Custom Fields bug fix
– Administration is faster, slicker, more intuitive, and customizable
– One more security key in wp-config.php
As far as procrastination regarding WP upgrades as well as security go, you may wanna take a look at Lorelle’s excellent post addressing this…
…as well as…
…especially the “Upgrade WordPress Now!” part and the links she provides towards the end at “Don’t wait”.
Joomla has a nice interface for front end designers, but I still believe Drupal will continue to pave the way for developers. Which CMS you use depends on what type of knowledge you have as a developer and what applications and functionality the CMS will serve. Never overlook the possibility for expansion for new functionality down the road, as switching from one CMS to another is a true pain.
I do like the one-click upgrades in WordPress and the way the dashboard looks and behaves in the new version. By the way, this WordPress site looks great. It’s a nice clean theme.
One of the nicest benefits of WP is their ability to continually evolve the CMS at a rapid pace. It appears even a novice as myself would be capable of transitioning from html to WP.