I’m still testing the waters with the new WordPress 2.7. No, not on this blog yet, but I’m sure that time will come sooner rather than later.
I have a brand new blog I installed 2.7 on and on Fergie Fan, an ancient installation of WP (1.0.2), that I upgraded to 2.7 yesterday. The sites like the 2 I’ve already upgraded are the ones that don’t rely heavily on plugins, so I don’t have any issues.
Seeing as how my Fergie Fan installation was so out-of-date, I didn’t realize all the freakin’ spam comments I had on there. It was 2,000+!! I was thisclose to pulling up phpMyAdmin and deleting the comments that way, then I realized that WP 2.7 has really nifty keyboard shortcuts for comment moderation built in. I thought I’d test it out and it’s pretty damn cool! It took me less than 5 minutes to delete all those comments, and I only had to use 3 fingers! No mouse clicking or anything!
I realize that I won’t have that issue with most of my sites as I either don’t get many comments, or have made the decision to close commenting all together, but color me impressed!
For the time being, I’m going to install my must-have plugins on my two 2.7 blogs to see if they’re compatible. There are probably about 5-10 that I refuse to upgrade without, so those will be first!
I already know that the amazing All in One SEO Pack works from viewing the WordPress 2.7 Compatibility List, so that’s one I don’t need to test. Here are some other plugins I use that are good to go: FeedBurner FeedSmith, Google XML Sitemaps, NextGEN Gallery, Dagon Design Site Map Generator, and Share This. It’s just a few, so I have my testing cut out for me because I use a helluva lot more plugins than that!
ETA: As I test them out, I will list what plugins work on WP2.7 for me, below.
FavIcon Manager, WP Easy Uploader, Search Permalink, WordTube, and AmazonSimpleAdmin work on 2.7 too. Viper’s Video Quicktags appears to sort of work on 2.7. I tried it out with YouTube, MySpace, Dailymotion, Google, and Generic video links. It worked for all of them except my generic MPEG. I’ll post another update tomorrow after I try out some more plugins.