Today I took the big step of upgrading WordPress to the latest version, entitled “Coltrane”. It holds some great improvements to the backend UI, mostly because this was something the community wanted most – WordPress developers led by Matt Mullenweg did indeed listen. The new dashboard have some really really useful additions, the drag-n-drop widgets is certainly one of them, it creates an instant snapshot – without a single click necessary – so all you lazy bloggers, this one’s for you.
I also noticed that WordPress.org has added a nifty showcase section. It showcases ‘the big guns’ (and some small) that use WordPress as the main tool for their site. Among these are I Love Typography, Ford (Global Auto Shows), and Playstation (Blog). As I’m a personal fan of the I Love Typography website, I was really happy to see the reception it has been given by the WordPress community.
Oh, and if you want to upgrade to Coltrane, just check out the extended upgrading guide, it has some easy step-by-step instructions on how to upgrade.